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Question Yet another potty question!

Hello, everyone:

For those of you who may have read my posts from before, here's an update. Kipper has been doing better about going to pee and poop in the backyard. Still having some accidents in the house, but they're about 9 days apart. As opposed to daily!

Now, this is the question now. Even if Kipper has just peed or pooped in our yard, if we take him for a walk, he has more pee to dispense and will poop again like 98% of the time. What's the deal???

The reason I ask is that I'm worried he's withholding the stuff. Haha. I don't -and can't- take him for a walk after every time he goes in the backyard so then I'm wondering if he goes back inside sometimes with stuff still in his body. Also, should I not allow him to pee/poop on walks at all? Is he using this to just mark?
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Hi - I have had similar happenings with my boy. I think sometimes the longer walk makes them go more. He has pooped a second time on a walk before, which is outside of his normal schedule, but he doesn't do it often. He does usually pee several times if I walk him. I believe that is because of all the other scents he is smelling and possibly marking because he smells other dogs. If he's been inside overnight, he often goes 2 times to pee, since he has a pretty full bladder. So I don't think your Kipper is doing anything unusual.

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Yeah, I think it's his excitement from smelling foreign smells while walking. But it's amazing how he can generate so much more pee/poo from this!

Another example: this morning I took him to doggie day care for the 1st time. I made sure he peed outside the building before going in. But of course, he peed again in the lobby while I was checking him in!

He of course was all kinds of excited seeing all the other dogs coming in, so I took him outside and he peed AGAIN! TWO TIMES! Haha. That was 4 full pees in 30 minutes.
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Oye, Hi there, Kipper!

My "go to" spot is in my side yard and that is my primary evacuation station. I am let outside every couple of hours for a few minutes and sometimes I need to go and sometimes I don't. My Popi always picks up immediately and it is always clean. Even though I have just been to my "go to" spot and then go on a walk, I ALWAYS give every plant, tree, and fire hydrant my "single hind leg" salute. Nothing is left in the tank and it is just for appearances but I can't resist pretending that I have more to evacuate. Occasionally, just going on a walk will exercise my intestines and I will get the urge to leave another tootsie roll even though I have just evacuated in my "go to" spot. My Popi always carries doggie bags and picks up, just in case.

Every doggie is different and my amigo, Kipper, is still learning the ropes. Maybe Kipper gets a little nervous about new places and can't help himself in a strange location. Next time he goes inside the house or in the lobby, watch his doggie signals, and when he starts sniffing around or circling the same spot, just say "not there" in a firm voice and take him outside for a few minutes. If he goes again outside, give him exuberant praise. I think he will be fine with patience, continued training, and LOTS of positive reinforcement (like maybe a doggie treat) when he does what you want him to do. I like Bil-Jac Grain Free Chicken and Sweet Potato Training Treats. I'll do anything for those particular treats!

Hang in there muchacho Kipper. You are going to be fine.

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Haha. Thank you, Ricky Ricardo. I appreciate the encouragement!
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