Just curious how many times a day your dog poops and if they go around the same time daily. Duke was predictible up until a few days ago. Now I can take him on a full walk and he won't go at all because he is sniffing so much he becomes distracted by the many dogs/neighbors that seem to always be around. He went twice today, once after waking up and once after his morning meal. Isn't it normal for them to go after both of their meals and in the morning?
I'm not sure how to handle this. I don't want him going in the house but I've started to wonder if he's not going because he knows that I will stay out there longer with him with the hopes that he will go. Tonight, after a 45 minute walk I brought him in with no success.When we first got him, we would make him poop on the front lawn and then take him for his walk. I'm wondering if we need to go back to this. He's just 6 months old.
When I take him out for his last pee tonight, do I stay out there and see if he goes or just bring him in? He's not crated at night and sleeps in our room. The other night my husband was out for 20 minutes waiting for him to poop before bed, and obviously this is not our normal routine.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.