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ok. help me out. Ive got a neutered male great pyrenees that we've had for about 3 months. He was a stray and the vet said he was about 1 or 2 years old. He acts like he was in the house, great with the other dogs that include: female toy poodle, female chow chow (which are spayed), and male pomeranian. He learned sit and lay down really fast. Has shown some agression but its never with food. You can stick your hand in his bowl while hes eating, no problem. He used to hike his leg and pee before he was neutered but the day he got fixed (about 2 months ago) and hasn't hiked his leg at all until today. He has a major problem pooping on the leash (he has to potty on the leash because we do not have a fenced in yard), but if we put him on the tie-out he usually does the deed in less than five minutes. He barks when he needs/wants to go out, then when we walk out the door he acts like he forgets what he's supposed to do and just stands there as we keep telling him to potty. He will want to go out over and over. Sometimes after we've brought him in and he didn't go; he turns around and wants to right back out... like its a game. I know the pyrenees is a strong-willed breed, so i need some help on getting control of when and where he potties. I think its a control issue. My dad is quickly loosing patience.
Please Help!!!!
If he can't be helped, he will be gotten rid of. Sold or given away to a rescue, most likely.
Thanks to all who help.
 

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Go back to potty training 101. He can not be unsupervised while in the house. It's that simple...you have to watch him....you have to catch him in the act to fix the problem. You immediately take him out to let him finish and praise for going in the right spot.
 

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Go back to potty training 101. He can not be unsupervised while in the house. It's that simple...you have to watch him....you have to catch him in the act to fix the problem. You immediately take him out to let him finish and praise for going in the right spot.
Thats part of the problem. He goes whether we're in the room or not!!! When you take him out... he doesn't do anything!!!!
 

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Thats part of the problem. He goes whether we're in the room or not!!! When you take him out... he doesn't do anything!!!!
If you're in the room and see him going you stop him immediately...don't let him finish...clap your hands..stamp your foot, say, "NO!" and walk him out. The important part is teaching him that going in the house is wrong, wrong, wrong.
 

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If you're in the room and see him going you stop him immediately...don't let him finish...clap your hands..stamp your foot, say, "NO!" and walk him out. The important part is teaching him that going in the house is wrong, wrong, wrong.
WE DO!!! ALL the time. If we try ALL day... im mean taking him out whenever he barks at us and goes to the door (which can be like 3 times in 30 minutes).... if we have to go somewhere and put him on the tie-out; he does his job in like less than 5 minutes. Thats why i think its like a control issue.
Example: i see him circling in the spot he normally poops if he does it in the house. I say: DUKE!! come on lets potty!!! (he runs to the door!)... take him out to his potty spot outside... nothing. he stands, sniffs the air, lays down.... and so on. bring him in. confine him to the kitchen where i know he won't potty because the kitchen is ceramic tile (he only goes on carpet). i take him out Literally just about EVER 15 minutes (this is when he lets me know he wants out). Nothing. Now if we have to leave to go somewhere, we will put him on the tie-out. he potties RIGHT AWAY! If he potties, whether poop or pee, when he comes in he gets a treat; if he doesn't do anything, he doesn't get a treat (this is with all our dogs). He just can't seem to learn to poop on the leash. We know this will take time, but just when we think we're making headway... he goes in the house. It surprises us. Its like he refuses to go on the leash.
Hope this helped some more. If you have ANY questions, either about him, schedules, the other dogs in the house... anything if you think you can help this situation.
I will try and answer anybodys response. Thank you.
 

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Crate training is the best way to train him. Putting him in his crate when you are to busy to watch him, when you leave the house during the day and at night to sleep. If your going to try that, make sure you get a cage that fits him best so that he doesn't have a lot of room to move then he'll learn he can't go in there because he won't want to go potty where he sleeps. He'll learn that if he can't go in his cage nor in the house if your watching him, the only place thats left is the outside. It takes patience
 

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Just a thought... you say he will poop on carpet, but not on tile. Is he on a different surface on the leash vs. the tie-out? Like grass on the tie-out, and asphalt on the leash? If you put him on a leash, and stand with him in the 'tie-out zone,' what does he do?
 
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