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So...We've trained Henry to go potty outside when we're home. When we're at work he's confined to a small area (Laundry Room) and pees in his litter box w/pad. The problem is he doesn't poop in the litter box. He'll pee in there all day , but poop on the floor. How can we get him to use the litter box for both when we're not home.

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Henry will pick up everything on the ground when we take him outside. Leaves, rocks, etc...you name it. I know he's still young (3months) but I was wondering if there was anyway to break him of this habit? When he does find some, say a leaf for example, we'll yank the leash and yell NO!...he'll leave that leaf alone and go onto the next object he can grab with his mouth.

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I haven't had a puppy in so long that I really can't give good advice. However, I will bump this to the top where people who have puppies can see it.
 

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Kirby -- I can't address the pee/poop issue as it has been a very long time since I had a puppy but I did teach my Maggie the word "nasty" whenever she would pick up something out on our walks. When I started, I would give her a gentle tug on her leash at the same time I said "nasty". Since I used "no" for other situations, I thought it best to teach her a different word for outside yuckies. Not sure if 3 months old is too young to start similar training so will leave that to more experienced puppy owners.
 

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If you are constantly with your puppy when you are outside I would bring a bargaining chip like a favorite toy or something like that to get their attention on an approved toy (I wouldn't use a treat in this situation as I wouldn't want my pups grabbing up junk just to get the treat).

As for the litter box question, I was pretty much in the same boat with Rhett until I could get the dog door in. He just couldn't comprehend using the pad for multiple purposes. Heck I was lucky if he used the pad twice.
 
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