Sep 20, 2019 · 4 min read

Dogs can really make a mess of a compound if u allow them to poop everywhere. If its a public compound it would definitely be a problem for you because your dog can go to a neighbor’s space and relieve himself and they won’t be happy.

You would have to start packing poops everywhere and there is also the chance that you’ll miss some poop that you might not see to pack which can transmit infection. You can also step on it and then take the shoes into the house or your car.

If your dog poops everywhere it would also not be appealing to spend time in your compound which can also be a big concern for parents and children that need to play around.

*The good thing is you can teach your dog to poop in a designated place by himself. *

The first thing you have to do is to choose a good spot for it to poop.

Choose a dog poop spot where people do not pass often or at all. Let it be by the corner also.

The area you designate should be appropriate for your dogs size. If u have a small or medium-size dog the spot you designate should be appropriate for the size of your dog. A small area might be fine for a small breed dog, but larger breeds are going to need more space.

Your dog won’t want to keep peeing and pooping in a tiny area that becomes very smelly and dirty so you always have to clean it up.

Sometimes some dogs choose their own spot to poop. If this happens then you have a lesser work to do. If ur dog often returns to a particular area to relieve itself, try to make this the toilet area. Just make sure the chosen spot is realistic for use in a public compound and try to keep it neat.

You can leave one pile in the area so during training your dog would know that’s the right spot. If the area gets too soiled, your dog may look to relieve itself somewhere else.

You can also keep your dog in a temporarily fenced area in the morning to block off the area. Place your dog within the enclosed area and when it eventually poops praise him, touch him and let the dog out of the enclosure and then reward him with a treat.

One easy way to train a dog to go only in one spot is to train it to learn the go on command. Try to know when ur dog poops. Some dog poops in the morning while some usually do it 30mins or immediately after they eat. Once you are able to figure out the time, take your dog on a leash to the spot you want or use the go command to make it go to that spot. Keep the dog in that spot until it poops. You can use a leash to make it remain there until it poops. Once it poops reward him with a treat.

You can also train your dog to poop in a particular place by locking him up in his cage. Usually, when dogs want to poop they become restless. Some would make noise or spin. Once you observe this then you release him and take him to the designated spot. And reward him after he poops.

Like i said earlier always read your dog’s body language to know when it wants to poop. During the times you allow your dog to run about and play, make sure to supervise it. Keep an eye on the dog’s body language. If it tries to relieve itself in an area not designated you scream at it or call its name with an angry tone and then lead it to the designated area.
Most dogs give a sign that they’re about to relieve themselves. If you observe your dog’s enough you would know. They pace or spin or sniff around. If you notice your dog engaging in any of these behaviors outside of the designated potty area, interrupt it and bring it to the right spot.

If your dog poops before you can stop it, then stop playtime and bring the pup indoors. If the dog holds it and does it and then poops in the proper area, remember to reward it.

Your dog will quickly learn that relieving itself in the right spot means it gets to play while going anywhere else brings playtime to an end.

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