Why does my dog keep holding his **** in?

He goes pee each time we go out but he'll hear a noise from a neighbor or a car go down the road or another animal or see somebody walk down the street and retreat back into the house and he was getting ready to drop his load. Why does he do this?

7 Answers

  • 4 months ago


  • 5 months ago

    • "Why does my dog keep holding his **** in?"

    That depends on what the "★★★★" stands for. You SHOULD be aware that Great-aunt Victoria Yahoo bans various words that she deems "rude", and so you should have worked out how to avoid being asterisked-out. To be something that is "his", your **** must stand for some 4-letter thing that is male, so....

    "ärse", "butt", "cock", "crap", "dick", "dong", "dump", "knob", "piss", "poop", "shït", "turd", "wänk" are the best bets.

    (If a word in that list is typed with an accented letter, the REAL spelling IS built into Great-aunt Victoria Yahoo's censorship list.)

    I am NOT going to guess for all 13 possibilities. If the word you had typed is NOT in my list, you had better find a way to show what YOUR word is.

    • "He goes pee each time we go out"

    "go out" WHERE? (Back yard, front yard, park, street are the most likely places.)

    • "but he'll hear a noise from a neighbor or a car go down the road or another animal or see somebody walk down the street"

    The most obvious connection between those "triggers" is that each of them is easier to HEAR or SEE when the dog is in FRONT of the house instead of BEHIND the house. So erecting a no-gaps 6ft/1.83 metre high wooden fence around your BACK yard (after checking with your district's Council as to whether I have correctly guessed its height limit) should solve the problem. If you live in a civilised nation, your rear neighbour & 2 side-neighbours have to pay half the cost of a boundary fence (or at least half the cost for 3ft high) for the part of your boundary fence that they share with you.

    • "and retreat back into the house and he was getting ready to drop his load. Why does he do this?"

    The most likely reason for him retreating into the house is what [Erika], [Jojo], [Maxi] and the coward who followed her have stated: You have a cowardly pooch who is scared to be seen defecating. Whether he was cowardly when you chose him, or the way your household raised him made him cowardly, is not something we can be sure of - but YOU should be. NEVER choose a cowardly pooch!

    In addition to fencing the back yard, you ALSO need to close the door behind you and stay out there with him until he DOES defecate. And as soon as he "drops his load" you start happily praising him (e,g: "Good boy TOILET! Bobby went TOILET! Good boy Bobby TOILET!"). As soon as he stands normally you REWARD him (rubs on croup or between the front legs. If you were PREPARED, you will have brought a ball or rope outside with you for a game of Chase-&-Fetch or Tug-o'-War. Maybe you have brought a taste treat with you).

    King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950, GSD trainer & breeder as of Easter 1968

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    He's very submissive; he's very fearful.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Anxiety, a submissive dog, unsocialised with noises

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Most dogs take much care in finding a place to defecate and pee. Its got to be just right and some dogs like to hide away when defecating, so they are private.

    Any distraction can upset their plan and they need to start all over again.

    Different dogs react in different ways.

    Some dogs do not like being `looked at` when they poop.

    Others don`t give a damn. Especially the dominant type dog who likes to announce their presence to all and sundry.

    I guess, like humans, dogs have their idiosyncrasies!

    As for backward scratching:

    First, there's a visual mark — the scratches that the animal leaves behind on the ground. Second, there's the scent mark left behind by urine and poop, or by fluids secreted by glands in the dogs' paws as they scrape up soil and shower it across the ground. 

    This conveys to other dogs in the area that he is around so watch out.

  • 5 months ago

    Dogs need to feel safe before dropping the "gift", because in the wild they are vulnerable when dropping the "gift", that's why dogs circle around before dropping it, some dogs like my friend's dog even kick the dirt up to cover its "gift". Smaller dogs get startled easily, therefore you need to take it to a place where it feels safe.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Dogs can be embarrassed too. 

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