11 year old won't poop in yard
by Ray L.
I recently got an eleven year old Great Pyrenees male who was kenneled most of his life. He loves walks and car rides and is the most gentle, well trained and loving dog I ever met. After three months I noticed he rarely poops in the backyard. Last Sunday he held it until we went for a walk around noon. He has had a couple accidents in the house. The other day he got exited for a van ride and pooped just after getting in at around 1:00 pm after being outside most of the morning. I am at a loss why he just won't go in the yard, he did at first and does occasionally. The same goes for the empty lot at the corner, he used to go there but now waits until we start walking again, sometimes where he should not, and did not before, like walking the Farmer's Market after given ample opportunities. I cannot figure when he has to go. In the house he won't signal to go out he just waits until we go walking. Winter is coming to Western New York and morning walks are getting more difficult for me as I am also getting old, any Ideas anyone ??