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Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

I bought a year old male yorkie in August. He had issues with being shy and we are still working on that. My first problem is that he loves me, he constantly barks at my son. He barks at everything. Even if I sweep the floor. My second problem, my biggest one is that we put him out to potty and he goes. Every morning, after he goes outside, he poops in the house. We thought maybe it was a separation issues with me leaving for work. My husband has started putting him in a crate if he has to go away. I came home from work this morning, took him out of the crate, and sure enough, he pooped in the house, even though he had already gone outside. I'm at my wits end. I don't know what to do anymore.

Mary Ann

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

I would love to help you as much as I can but I need to know some things first.

Tell me...
-about your family (#ppl, ages, other pets)
-about your typical day (from first thing in the morning to bedtime)
-your house... layout, apt or house, yard, etc
-your feeding schedule
-the rules you have set for your dog
-what your dog knows
-your dog's exercise regimen
-your current training program (you mentioned you were working on his shyness and such... what are you doing for that?)

I could give you a very simple answer to what "seems" like your problems are but I know there are usually more underlying issues... especially if you suspect separation anxiety. I know it's been about 6wks since your post, but I would like to help you.

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

I can relate to a degree. I adopted my Husky/German Shepherd mix this past summer and he had the same issues. He'd go outside and then go again when he came inside. It was very frustrating..especially when you're outside with him for a while and you think he's done only to come inside and have him do it on the carpet. Needless to say, I had to go to college for my last year and couldn't bring him with me. My parents got so fed up that they put him outside. I know there's a way to break them, you just have to find the right way.