How To Train A Dog To Poop Outside

How To Train A Dog To Poop Outside


There’s no way to sugar-coat it: potty training is a pain. It’s not a huge deal if your dog accidentally pees on the carpet (you can always clean it up), but if your dog decides she’d rather poop inside than use her outdoor bathroom, you’ll have to go through all that nasty cleanup. To avoid having to scrub your carpet after every poo, you’ll need to properly train your dog — and that means teaching them where they’re supposed to go.

Pick a back-up potty spot.

When you’re out of town and can’t take your dog out to pee or poop, pick a spot that’s easy to access. If the weather’s cold and windy, don’t make them walk a quarter mile just so they can go potty in front of your house. Keep it close by, but not too close.

Pick a spot where they can easily find it—they’ll need some time to sniff around and get acquainted with their new environment before they’ll be comfortable enough to do their business there.

You also want this spot to be easy for you to clean up after them. Bonus points if you already have something like straw or mulch lying around that makes it easy for nature’s callers to do their job without leaving behind any evidence of what has transpired on the ground nearby!

Take your dog outside to pee the second they wake up.

One of the easiest ways to train your dog to poop outside is by taking them outside right when they wake up. Dogs have small bladders, and they need to go often. If you wait until they wake up fully and then take them outside, it can sometimes be difficult for them to find a place that feels comfortable enough for their first pee of the day. So if you want your dog to learn where he or she should go, start with taking him or her out as soon as he or she wakes up!

You will also want to take your pup out before playtime; this will help prevent accidents indoors later on in the day when you have company over or during dinner parties at home with friends (it’s always embarrassing when guests see an accident inside).

Use a high-value treat to train your dog to potty on command.

  • To begin training your dog to potty on command, start by using a high-value treat that your dog loves. You can also use a toy that he or she finds irresistible.
  • The key is making sure it’s something special enough to get their attention and make them want to do what you ask for in exchange for the treat or toy.
  • Don’t just give them any old piece of food off the table—they won’t associate it with pottying outside if they get treats like this every day! A good choice is a small piece of meat with no bones; fish works well because dogs have such sensitive noses (and they love fish).
  • Make sure that whatever treat you choose isn’t too big either—you don’t want Fido wolfing down his reward after going outside so quickly!

Give her time to sniff and circle.

You’ll want to make sure your dog has time to sniff and circle before you take her outside. Dogs are naturally inclined to do this, so give them the opportunity. If she doesn’t go within a reasonable amount of time (say, 30 seconds), bring her back inside and try again later.

Reward every single time your dog goes poo outside.

When your dog does go outside and poop, reward him immediately with a treat, a pat on the head or some praise. This will ensure that he understands that going poo outside is good for him and he has been rewarded for it. You can reward him with all three if you want to make sure he understands how important this new behavior is to you!

If the weather is nice enough (or if it’s just too cold out there), have your dog lay down once they have finished their business. While they are laying down give them belly rubs until they get up again!

You don’t need to reward every single time though – remember this is training! The only reason we’re rewarding so much now is because our dog needs it most at this stage of training.

Discourage indoor poop accidents.

Once you’ve mastered the technique of going outside, you need to work on discouraging indoor accidents.

The best way to do this is by not punishing your dog when he has an accident indoors. This means that even if he gets it wrong and poops in the kitchen or living room, don’t punish him for that!

With a little patience and a lot of treats, you can teach your dog to go outside to poop.

It’s important to be patient when trying to teach your dog new behaviors. You can’t expect your dog to learn this in one day, or even a few months. It will take time and consistency on your part.

Positive reinforcement is the best way to train any animal, so give plenty of praise and treats when they do something right! If you get angry or frustrated, it will probably make things worse for both of you. Punishing your dog for bad behavior may cause him/her not want to go outside anymore at all because he/she doesn’t know what he/she is doing wrong!

Don’t give up! In most cases, patience and consistency will pay off in the end


With a little patience and a lot of treats, you can teach your dog to go outside to poop.

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