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I know I've been posting quite a few threads, but this new puppy brings a lot of questions.

Anyway, I have a 15-week-old dachshund/chihuahua mix, and he's been home with me for about a week now. I know litte dogs have tiny organs, but it seems like, after he eats, he doesn't have to poo for at least forty-five minutes/hour afterward. I'll take him out to go to the bathroom, and he'll pee. Sometimes he'll go poo right away, but other times he'll just stare at me, or try to run back toward the door. Should I stay out there with him until he poos, or bring him inside if he doesn't go after a couple of minutes?

For example, this morning I fed him at 8 am, and then took him out at 8:30. He peed, but didn't poo. Then, I took him out again around 9:15 and he peed again, but he still acted as if he didn't have to poo, but I waited out there with him for about five-ten minutes, and he eventually went poo as well, but only after numerous attempts to pull me back toward the door.

Why does he act like he wants to go back inside sometimes?
Also, this is an issue for when I have to go to school, because if he doesn't go poo before hand, then I'll have to put him in his crate and worry about him having an accident. What should I do? Why does it seem to take so long for this tiny puppy to have a bowel movement?
 

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Usually it's a safe bet if I wait 45 minutes that he'll have to go--it just surprises me, since he's so small. I keep him on a lead, and tell him "let's go" until he goes, and then praise him and give him a treat. I think he's starting to learn what "let's go" means, and before we go outside, when I bring him to the door, I ask him, "Do you want to go out?" Maybe a little long of a phrase, but that's what we say to my other dog, and it works.

I'm just worried about him not going before I leave for school, and then him going in his crate instead because he can't hold it.
 
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