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Things with Flash(Male Beagle/Bassett) and Dash (Female Treeing Walker Coonhound) together are great. They get along just fine. But I am SO frustrated with one thing about Dash. She won't go to the bathroom. She has urinated a total of about 5 times since coming home on Saturday evening and she WILL NOT poop. I can't just let them out off leash in the backyard because there isn't a fence there yet. (It's being installed sometime in the next few months.) He's more reliable and he is more than willing to comply with going out and going potty. He's only had one accident in the house. They are both crated when we can't supervise 100%. I take Dash out ever 2 hours. She will not go. She just stands there looking off into the distance. I swear, I don't know what else to try. I've tried staying out there longer - but who has an hour to burn every time the dog needs to be let out.

She's gets 2 1/2 cups (total) of Premium Edge Adult Chicken Rice & Vegetables, 1 1/4 cups in the morning, 1 1/4 cups at night. She's drinking fine, she playing fine, she's not throwing up or lethargic. Which leads me to believe that this thing is a psychological thing. I think she has a hangup with going potty on a leash, but I do not have another option right now. She's too unpredictable and would take off. Plus, I'm not willing to risk her safety.

I have heard that I could possibly add some pumpkin to her but she doesn't appear in any pain. She just doesn't want to go. She's also pretty bull-headed. If she doesn't want to do something, she's not going to do it.

How in the world can I get this dog to poop? She will urinate, if she is desperate enough, but even then...it's a struggle. I don't have time to stand out there all day with her and wait for her to do her business. When she has peed outside, she gotten tons of praise, but I haven't even been able to praise her for going poopies because she won't do it.

SO frustrated.
 

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We have one tiny little baby tree in the backyard. It's a fairly new house that we just moved into this weekend. She was never over at our apartment. She just came straight from the foster home to here. But, she could snap that tree if she wanted. She's really strong.

I really can't wait out there for an hour or so like a bunch of websites on Google said to do. I could continue to take her out for 10-15 minutes at a time and if she isn't going to go, she can go back in her crate for a little while and we can try it all over again.

Thanks for letting me vent. I think I needed to just vent a bit about it. Now that my head is a bit clearer, I'm not so frustrated with it.

I've already put a call into the vet to see what I can do to help her. That has to be uncomfortable. So, we'll see what he says.

Flash is doing WONDERFUL! He is the best dog. I'm so glad we adopted him. Now, if I can get Dash to just go potty, we'd all be able to enjoy her a bit more. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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The vet should be calling back sometime soon. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I'll ask him what I can do. Thanks for the idea about the stakes. I will probably install those, even when the fence is in. She's extremely agile and can climb most fences. So, with a few modifications once the fence is in, she should be able to just go out and do it on her own.

I think she might be a bit overwhelmed. Here's the neighbor dog situation. On one side of us, the neighbors have 3 pomeranians and a Chow Chow. To the back of us, the neighbors have a Golden Retriever, a Papillon, 2 Yorkies and little Black Lab puppy. ALL of them bark every time we go out there. Both Flash and Dash are pretty laid back and mellow. Dash will occasionally bark, but nothing over the top. She's pretty unsure of things still and I think the other new dogs barking all the time might make her a bit nervous. Poor thing. One of the Poms blew through the Invisible Fence today and scared her so bad. Came at her with teeth snarling and hackles raised. I like the neighbors, just don't like their dogs. To Dash's credit, (and Flash's) they're both so even keeled. They get along with everyone (except the rabbits and squirrels). /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
 

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She's about 2 1/2 years old, but that's not a bad idea. Not sure how much she would like me for that, :hi: but it's worth a shot. I'm willing to try anything to get her to go. She doesn't poop...period. I keep hoping that the next time I take her out will be the one where she breaks down and goes. I hope I'll have good news for you all by the end of today.
 

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She FINALLY did it last night, after constantly walking her around the yard in circles for about 25 minutes. She still has a hard time peeing on leash, but I'm sure she feels a lot better. This at least gives me some hope that she will get over it. Thanks for the suggestions. They really helped A LOT! :thumbup:
 
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