Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
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hey, hang in there!
1) my little guy never ever poops on a pee pad. and every rainy season, or when it starts to get cold, he wusses out and won't go outside to pee or poop (backyard), and will pick a corner or a throw rug as his victim. I gave up last yr and just put down pee pads by the door to the backyard. he'll still do his thing on walks, but that's mostly marking trees.
as for why he holds it for the dining room, it's a habit now. and he can probably smell he's been there before. you should block off his destination poop spot, or watch him, so he doesn't do it anymore.
2) if you don't want him to 'bite' your hand don't let him. I assume he's doing this as a play behavior. when he does it, just yowl or say ouch loudly and leave. at least 2 minutes. be consistent and he'll get the hint.