Finn has been a dream dog to have and train so far. He turns 11 months old tomorrow and is everything I'd hoped for
We do have 1 issue though....
He is toilet trained, hasn't had accidents indoors for a long time... However... When I am out and about walking him through the town (down the streets, so walking on concrete). He'll be happily walking along by my side and then will suddenly stop dead in his tracks (no warning sign) and squat and do a poo in the middle of the street. This is incredibly embarrassing mostly because of the disgusted looks/comments passerby's give me.
I take him onto grass at every opportunity I can when I'm out with him in hopes hell go to the toilet there instead. But he's pooped enough times in the street that I now carry not only poo bags but also paper towel and wet wipes so I can clean it up properly (Every now and then he has a bit of a soft poo, ain't so easy to clean up... I think it might be black hawk not agreeing with him, just swapped him onto MFM to see what happens).
But either way... Is there anything I'm missing here? Anything I can do to help discourage this? Other than taking him to appropriate toileting areas literally every chance I get and giving lots of praise when he goes in the right place.
I do find it interesting that he has never done this with pee... He always waits for grass to pee... but it seems with poo, if we're out walking, as soon as he needs to go, he just goes for it
He doesn't have a cue for going to the toilet, would a cue for going to the toilet possibly be helpful?
Sigh, I wouldn't care at all about him pooping in public if he just waited for grass instead of the footpath in a busy street full of shops :/