Pooping on the Sofa

by Marina

Sam is a 6 1/2 month old neutered male and was rarely having accidents until a week ago (he would go outside or on his potty pad). Last week we went to my parents house for 4 days, during which he kept going #1 and #2 on the carpet and a large rug (we only have hard flooring at our house). When we got home I knew he might need some refreshing on the correct spots to go, however he has developed a new behavior that seems very bizarre. He has been pooping on the sofa, normal in the morning (he normally goes 2 times in the AM, so he goes once on the potty pad and once on the sofa). My husband spends most evenings on the sofa and often sleeps on it as well. Sam is fairly infatuated with my husband and often spends his evenings hanging out with him on the sofa (I am home all the time with him, but my husband works full time). He is showing some separation anxiety, but not much more than normal (he is normal asleep when he goes to work). Why is my puppy pooping on the sofa and how do we stop him from doing it?

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Nov 12, 2016
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by: Vicky & Jonah

Try making sure he goes out if he's regular if not block off room to sofa or don't let him jump up. Get him unused to this behaviour habbit. He hasn't had it long if he can't get to it he should go back to old routine that will become a habbit again.

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Nov 10, 2016
how to stop him from popping on the sofa NEW
by: Lulu

I am so sorry to hear he is acting out.
My puppy, Hermes Socrates, is 7 month old, and except for first week at home when we used potty pad (hit and miss), he has been perfect. Now he goes out to take care of business. I am staying home mom for my dog, and my husband works. My puppy loves his dad and hang out with him when he is home, but when bed time comes he is always want to be with me. So it is so odd for me to see, he shows seperational anxiety.

What I know from my two cotons, they are routine driven breed.
When my husband gets up, he took them to take care of business first.
Then, We tries to feed him when my husband gets up for work (he will feed the dogs and make sure for them to wait for their meal until okay sign is given) and to feed them around 5 pm.

Our usual daily routines are,
after the morning coffee (around 10 am), I took them for a walk (they walk between 20 to 30 min in the morning) to take care of business, marking their territory and sniffing around, then I will walk for another hour (they are stay in a stroller). We get home by 11:30 or 12:00 pm.

We play for 10 to 15 min every hour.
They do not go out until 2 or 3 pm.

After the dinner(5 pm), they will wait for Dad to come home to go for evening walk. My husband and I will take them for walk after our dinner is done (6 pm) for 15 min. Most of time, they will take care of their evening business, but if not, we just come back home.

We also play with our dogs, tug, chase, and fetch.

Before the 10 pm last potty time, they will go out around 8 pm if they ring a bell.
They do not have to go out until 7 am in the morning.

I can leave my Cotons home alone for 3 to 4 hours without any issues. If your little one made mistakes when you were not home, you should crate him (your baby can hold it 3 to 4 hours).
But please make sure he took care of business before put him in a crate. He also needs some water to drink while you are gone.

My cotons are really routine driven babies, so I try not to confuse them.

You can only correct him when you catch him in action, otherwise he does not understand why you are upset with him. When he tries to go on the sofa, you have to say "NO" and put him in a pad.

Since you are home with him, my advise to you is get rid of potty pad, and take him out in a set schedule.

Good Luck on potty re-training.

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