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    Hi my name is Paul and my dog mya insists in shitting around the perimeter of the Hills Hoist and no where else in a largish rear yard, first of all I cannot understand why shes doing this because we have to look where we are standing and how can I stop her doing it, I cannot be in the yard 24/7 to discourage her

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    Are there any trees in your yard or other shelter...

    Sometimes a dog will choose somewhere they reguard as "protected" from swooping critters like magpies and hawks. Even the magpies that visit my yard recognise the safety of the clothes line.

    Suggestions I have - pick up the poops more often. I pick them up as soon as I see them so I'm not likely to step in them. I hate visiting my brother's place - the poops there are so bad - you can't sit outside or use the back yard.

    Otherwise - try training her to go where you want her to go, ie put her on lead when you take her out for poop time eg first thing in the morning and about 30 minutes after dinner.

    If she's an outside all the time dog - you may need to fence off the clothesline and read this.

    https://positively.com/articles/fata...ommon-factors/

    #5: The dog is not kept as a family pet (76.2%)

    We've all seen a "backyard dog"--the dog who barks incessantly at all hours of the day and night and who has minimal interaction with people or other animals. Dogs who live in this way are much more prone to aggressive behavior since they live most of their life without any positive social interaction. This is why chaining and tethering is such a bad idea--it breeds the pent-up frustration that is often a precursor to aggression.

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    Mine go where ever they like in the yard and I simply pick it up...I don't see this as a problem at all...unless she's doing it in your bed.
    Chloe & Zorro
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    Yep, agree. As my dogs have the back yard and their huge dog yard completely to themselves to dig where they like etc (I only use the clothes line and it has a path to it) they poo where they like in the back yard and it is just mown in. They use the back corner of their 90mtr circumference yard too which, now I think of it, is under a huge Jacaranda tree, it just looks like an elephant's graveyard there.

    Human area is out the front on the verandah and kids have trees to climb and a "mountain" of dirt to play on and the farm driveway to run on under adult supervision from our chairs.
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    Most likely as this is where she went first...So many people train theri puppies to poop in the places they do not want them to poop in the future, in the beginning. they ( the owners) do not want to walk far, so they take the puppies out close to the house. If you start from day one, on lead where you would like it to be (way out and a long walk) and reward highly when it it is done there. it will continue so. I still reward mine when we go out at night and they do it in a out of sight way out place. they know too and look for the little rewards that might come when i walk with them. And i am with the others, I mainly allow mine to do what they do and pick it up. Mind you being RAW and bone fed dogs tha is so easy as they are literally large firm bullets
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    I like mine to do it where I can see her so I can pick it up. I don't live on a farm - so I have to pick up all her craps. No letting it just compost into the ground here (flies use it and I don't want more flies).

    My cousins do laugh at me when I ask if they want me to pick up her craps - answer is usually it depends where they are but they get tossed to where someone walks - not put in a semi biodegradable plastic bag and their personal landfill (that's worse).

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