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So the way my parents have it set up for our dog is that he’s allowed to go all over back yard and sleep inside but in one spot which is right in front of doggie door once he enters inside the house from it. My dog is 8 years old and is American staffordshire terrier breed. Lately he’s been going to the back yard and sitting in front of the backyard door and just stares at the door( the one that enters the house) he also sits there and barks at night and chews up the slippers there) he’s been spreading his feces with his feet around as well. I scold him and use the technique my neighbor had taught me for when my dog mishaves( learned 7.5 years ago from neighbor, been using it) which is to rub the dogs face in what he did. So my question is why is our dog misbehaving and how do i fix it.
 

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Oh for God's sake....STOP RUBBING YOUR DOG'S NOSE IN THE ACCIDENT. Your neighbor is ignorant and cruel. Dogs do not understand scolding. Neither of these practices are useful.

Try taking the dog for a walk. Sounds to me like the dog needs more POSITIVE interaction. Then you can begin training about boundaries and potty areas.

Please ignore your neighbor's hints about dog training.
 

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I had no idea that people still rubbed dogs noses in accidents... that training went out with the ark it really is barbaric and antiquated.
why is the dog able to spread of faeces around with his feet surely you are there to clean up if he goes to the toilet if not why not? You should be there to clean up as he toilets that way there is nothing for him to spread about all get on his feet.
 

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Is he pooping inside the area where he is allowed to be indoors? Why is he not indoors with everyone else? Is he barking to come into the house while in the area where is can come inside?
If so, it sounds like he needs more interaction with the people in the house. Having a dog requires people to interact with the dog (training, walks and so forth).

And, as others have said, stop rubbing the dog's nose in feces. That is just cruel and he has no idea why you are being mean. If he is pooping in the indoor area where he is allowed to sleep he is not house broken and that needs to be addressed as part of training. There are many threads on all of this in the training forum.
 
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