I know how to housebreak - I have successfully housebroken Bear, but Goldy is giving me FITS!
1. She poops twice while I'm gone during the day - which is okay because she is alone for quite a long time and she's in a pen with a pee pad, but she doesn't seem to "not like to" - when I come home, she has often jumped in it or walked through it and it's on her paws and on the floor.
2. Her body just doesn't seem to work like Bear's - or any other dog's for that matter. Example: Wednesday - up at 5 (she had pooped twice during the night), short potty break outside, then to eat, then a 15 minute walk. I get ready for work, another quick potty break then into the pen for the day at about 6:45, her pen is attached to her crate. When I get home at 4, she has pooped twice in her pen. I feed her dinner, potty break/walk for 30 minutes and nothing. Later another short walk, about 10 minutes, then another 10 minute walk before bed. NOTHING - then she poops during the night! UGH. She doesn't seem to have the Poop after you eat, system thing down.
She weighs 10 pounds, she's 4 months old - she's getting a half a cup of food in the morning, and a half a cup of food at night. My first concern is that I'm overfeeding her, but when I was feeding her less, she looked too thin, even the vet told me to up her food intake.
Why doesn't she hate pooping in her crate?
Why doesn't she eat, then poop?
What am I doing wrong?
Bear is incredible and has been since the day he came home, any accidents he had were obviously me not reading his communication, once I figured out his signals, we were golden. Goldy on the other hand - can walk for 30 minutes do nothing, then come in the house and poop 10 minutes later.