Have you ever tried getting your dog to poop or pee while on their daily walk, and they refuse to go?
There are several reasons a dog may refuse to poop or pee outdoors, and understanding them can help you train your dog better.
If your dog isn’t used to being on a leash, they might be uncomfortable with the restriction you have placed on their movements, making them less likely to do their business.
While some dogs may go in a limited space when you command them, some need room to familiarize themselves with their surroundings first. If your dog is on a short leash, they may not have enough room to find the perfect potty spot.
It takes a bit of concentration to poop or pee. If your dog is excited about their walk, they may have difficulty concentrating long enough to go.
If your dog is not comfortable with the environment for any reason, they may refuse to poop or pee. It could happen when unknown faces surround a dog.
Bad potty training
A dog who hasn’t learned that they are supposed to poop or pee while on walks won’t do it.
The best way to teach your dog to do their business outdoors is by creating a routine that eliminates the chances of doing it elsewhere. Usually, this means taking them outside more often.