where do dogs poop? cats poop in litter boxes, but what about dogs? my parents had a dog when i was a kid and it pooped outside in the lawn on the side of the house. but what about people with dogs without lawns, like apartment dwellers? can dogs be litter trained like cats? thank you for answering my questions.
Dogs can be litter trained, and no, you don't want to do that.
I live in an apartment, and my dog shits very much outside only, thank you very much. And if she's ever ill and really has to go inside, she'll feel worse than me about it.
I just take my dog outside. Of course, because it's not your lawn you should pick it up immediately. Some people use litter boxes, but usually use paper litter instead of the sandy stuff. There is also potty pads and fake grass pads to put inside. I'm not really sure how you're supposed to clean the grass pads though.
why would you want to have dog poo in your house?
thats just disgusting.
where i come from people walk their dogs two or three times a day for pooping and entertainment; isnt that the common thing to do?
have you seen how much dogs poop? for a small dog like a chihuahua it might be okay to litter-train them. but for medium or larger dogs, you wouldn't want that much poop sitting in your house all day. you'd also need really large litter boxes.
dogs of all sizes also generally need more exercise than cats. you might as well kill two birds with one stone and let them poop on their walks.
I don't know if it's real, but I read that dogs also don't care about where their butt is and will go as long as one/all paws are in, even if they end up shitting outside the litter box.
Actually, cat persons are fully willing to have cat shit in their houses, even though they know that it puts them at risk of becoming a host for toxoplasma gondii.
It wouldn't suprise me if they thought keeping dog shit in their house was completely normal.
In the field, just outside my property. Never trained her to do this, it's just what she does. Anytime someone brings a male dog over, they piss all over everything outside. My bitch then hikes her leg like a male, and goes over it, marking HER territory.
I definitely walk my dogs to poop. I mean, we have a lawn, but they don't really do any elimination on it. I gotta take them up the road a bit for a pee, and further for them to poop.
Keep our living space clean.