Flag

Q: Pooping in a her Crate

October 29, 2008 | By deb | 7 answers | Expired: 2086 days ago

deb

I just rescued a McNab Border Collie in August, I think her last owner wasn't so kind to her. in the past 2 weeks she has started pooping in her cage every day. She has plenty of outside time, I let a couple of hours go by before I put her in her crate after I feed her. Is there anything I can do to stop this behavior.

Readers' Answers (7)
  • Sort by:
  • Latest |
  • Rank
Rose  C.
Flag

Oct 29, 2008

I had a friend go through a similar problem with a pup. They assumed the behavior was to rebel against being confined. Turned out to be a parasite. The poor dog just couldn't control it!

Thumbs Up: 1 | Thumbs up!

Kevin F.
Flag

Oct 29, 2008

I would make sure that the crate is not to big. I would also make sure that she goes poop before you put her in the crate and that she has alot of outside time. Also praise her when she poops outside.

Thumbs Up: 1 | Thumbs up!

Kevin
Flag

Oct 29, 2008

Perhaps the crate is too big? It needs to be comfy, but too much space may invite this behavior. Check into that wiht your Vet or an animal trainer.

Thumbs Up: 1 | Thumbs up!

Ethel02
Flag

Oct 29, 2008

They are an active & VERY smart dog, if you do not have an enclosed yard you can let her out in, or walk her instead of putting her in the crate maybe she's not the breed for you, after they eat is when they have to go, they can hold it for awhile, but they are not mechanical items, they are living, breathing creature, allot like us.

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

daryl b.
Flag

Oct 29, 2008

the border colie is considered the genus of the dog world. if you don't keep them busy they will find a way to keep busy. they are a high energy dog which must get plenty of exersize. if he is going in his create it may be from the stree of being locked in the create with nothing to do. if the dog is housbroke and not destrutive try not locking him up

Thumbs Up: 0 | Thumbs up!

Tiriba
Flag

Oct 29, 2008

You didn't say how old the dog is. You need to take the dog to a vet to investigate for physical problems, such as an irritated digestive tract or an inflamed spinal cord- which could prevent the dog from having full control over the bowels. Only after physical problems have been ruled out can you then look to psychological problems.

Thumbs Up: 1 | Thumbs up!

Sarah
Flag

Oct 29, 2008

I don't know much about dogs, but one of my cats used to potty when he got nervous, like on the vets table. Does your dog get stressed out being in his crate?

Thumbs Up: 1 | Thumbs up!

You might also enjoy:

Got a question about your pet? Get the answers you need from Zootoo's community of pet experts and owners.

Advertisement

Advertisement