Shih Tzu Potty Training Problems
Asked Oct 17, 2007, 07:58 PM
I have a 10 month old male shih tzu. He is doing well with knowing when to tell us when he has to potty outside and pees on everything he can. The problem is that he will not poop outside unless we go on a walk or have lots of run time. He seems to be stimulated by the exercise and will sometimes stop in mid stride to go! He will not poop when I take him out on the leash and I know he needs to go because the signs are there. I have tried crating him for a few minutes and trying again but no luck. I try to take him out 30 minutes after feeding but he still doesn't go. I have always watched him closely as he has grown up and have only caught him in the act 3 times. He got a mild scolding when he was doing it and was taken out immediately.
How can I get him to go when I take him out? What am I doing wrong?