Is there really a way to make a dog poop quickly?
Actually yes, there are a few tricks that can make the process a lot faster.
There are bound to be times when you need your dog to do its business as quickly as possible.
There could be a number of reasons for this, such as inclement weather, being late for work, or maybe you have dinner cooking in the oven, and don’t want to burn it.
Whatever your reason, this process doesn’t need to be tricky, especially if you start when your puppy is young.
However, an older dog can learn to poop quickly as well, but the training will take longer to complete.
Let’s talk about the steps that will help teach a dog to poop fast.
Please take note: The information presented in this article is not intended for dogs suffering from constipation, or any other medical maladies.
If your dog is constipated, or isn’t pooping normally, please consult your vet.
You should never try to make a constipated dog poop fast.
How to make a dog poop quickly
- Choose a cue or command
- Observe your puppy / dog
- Determine where your dog’s “potty spot” will be
- Take a quick sprint around the yard
- Put it all together
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Choose a Cue
A cue, or a command is a word that you will use to let your dog know what behavior is expected.
You may choose any cue that you like, because it won’t matter to your dog.
Some people use “go potty” or “hurry”.
Keep the cue short, as in only 1 to 2 words, and make sure it doesn’t sound too much like other cues you regularly give your dog.
When deciding what cue to use remember, you may need to use this word in public someday, so don’t use anything you would be embarrassed to say in front of other people.
The absolute, most important thing is that once you choose a cue, you use it consistently.
Don’t try to change it up by using different commands, this will only confuse your dog, and make the training more difficult.
Observe your puppy
Observe your dog for a day or two before you begin this training.
Dogs normally have a natural rhythm to their potty schedule, so it should be pretty easy to figure out when your dog normally has bowel movements.
Puppies regularly poop 2 to 3 times per day, and older dogs twice daily.
Your dog may go first thing in the morning, then again in the evening.
Observe your pups normal routine, and make a note of the specific time your dog has a bowel movement.
After 2 days, you should have a pretty good idea of your dogs natural schedule.
Determine where your dog’s “potty spot” will be
Dogs are creatures of habit, much like humans.
Have you ever been at a strange house, and you just can’t poop?
Well, the same thing can happen to your dog.
This is why it’s best to take your dog to a specific place that is designated as your dog’s “potty place”.
Be sure to choose a convenient location with minimal distractions.
Be very consistent with taking your dog to this spot every time they need to do their business.
This sends the message to your dog that this is the place where you get serious about going potty, and that it’s not playtime.
Take a quick sprint
Dogs have an easier time moving their bowels after a bit of exercise.
This can help stimulate a dog to poop.
It will be beneficial, and speed things along if you give your dog a quick sprint around the yard before taking their dog to their “potty place”.
Yes, this may take an extra minute or two, but it will save you time in the long run, and your dog will thank you for it.
Put it all together
Now it’s time to put everything we talked about together.
- Leash your dog, and grab one of their favorite high value treats.
- Take your dog outside at the time your dog normally poops, as you observed prior.
- Give your pup a quick sprint around the yard, a couple of minutes should do the trick.
- Take your dog to its designated potty place.
- Once you see your dog assumes the squat position, use your cue, such as “go potty”.
- When your pup poops, praise very quietly so you don’t disturb their bowel movement.
- Once your pup is finished pooping, give them the high value treat.
If you use this process consistently, you will eventually be able to train your dog to poop on command.
This will come in handy when you need your dog to poop quickly.
Above all be patient, depending on the dog, this can take weeks or even months of training time to accomplish.
Commonly asked questions
1. What if my dog is constipated and can’t poop?
If your dog is constipated contact your veterinarian.
There could be many different reasons for constipation, only your vet will be able to help you assess the situation properly.
2. Can I help prevent my dog’s constipation with home remedies?
Make sure your dog always has an ample supply of fresh water to drink.
Another home remedy you may want to try is giving your dog a little canned pumpkin (not pie filling) once or twice a week.
Never give your dog pumpkin pie filling because this may contain nutmeg, which is toxic to dogs.
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