Why dog poops in the house?

Dogs are most of the time potty trained. Mostly they manage to poop when they are taken out for walk but in some conditions they poop inside.

Sometimes, when dog is newly adopted or is brought to a new place, they poop in the vicinity of the home or that area. Few are the reasons for that

  1. Stress
  2. New area, unknown people
  3. Having not enough bonding or the way to ask you to take him out

The above mentioned conditions happen when a young dog is brought into the place. Once you have adopted or have brought a new dog, it is better to take him out after half hour of meal and make him potty trained by developing a habit of walk.

This article is all about the dog that despite of being potty trained, what are those conditions when your dog poops inside house

Medical Reasons:

When your dog is behaving different from his usual routine, its mostly an indication of something disturbing from health view point. Most of the time when your dog poops more than usual and inside in the house, it’s in the form of diarrhoea. The consistency of the dogs’ stool is lose. There are few of the reasons for this

  1. Parasites like hookworms, roundworms and giardia
  2. Food intolerance
  3. Allergy
  4. Inflammatory bowel disease
  5. Bowel Cancer


Yes, Dogs also gets old. As humans if get old, they have weak musculature, same is the reason with the dogs. As they get old, they have a less control on their musculature, due to which they can’t control their faeces for long and they poop inside house. Sometimes dog forgets you. Yes they also have an Alzheimer like us due to which they forget that they have an owner who can take him out and due to which they poop inside. With increasing age, they suffer from condition called degenerative myelopathy. This condition is accompanied by weak hind limb and incontinence.

Separation anxiety:

Upon separation anxiety, this happens in a condition when your dog is so attached to you that he cant afford being detached to you. Once you apart of him or leave your house, he will show the signs like destructive chewing, scratching at doors and windows,whinning and pooping inside.

Fear of loud noises:

When dogs are scared, they often urinate or poop inside the house. There can be different types of fear like thundering, crack of fireworks. Upon this condition, dogs get scared and they either poop or urinate inside the house.

Recommendation: Whatever be the condition, it is always better to ask your vet. For this you have https://petsworld.pk/