I have only had my English Springer Spaniel for 3 days and why does it poo in its crate everytime I leave the house?

by Louise
(Portsmouth)

Hi, I have had my 1 year old Male English Springer Spaniel for 3 days and have left it in it's crate twice for half an hour each time and both times I have come back to my house stinking because it has messed in it's crate and literally splattered it all over my dining room like it has been having a fight with the poo. My partner is gonna build a kennel in my back garden will it be ok to leave it outside whilst I go out as can not be doing with that everytime I come back.


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Dec 16, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I would agree with the first comment its anxiety.. we rehomed our 10 month old female 4 months ago and although we didnt have a poo problem in the crate we did with wee, even if she had been out immediatley before being crated. also she would wee/poo on kitchen floor if left alone in the room even just for 5 mins...i would recommend not getting too cross or upset with him. we didnt make any comment just cleaned up whatever had been left but without any attention to the pup.....and increased the short times we crated while at home and doing chores ad lost of really good praise if we crated or left room and returned to find no mess - they love to please and soon learn, you will be glad to know it will soon stop. we have within last 2 weeks even moved house with our girl who apart from whining slightly the first night in the new house for about 15 mins we have had no "seperation" accidents at all...

Dec 15, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Look up "separation anxiety" and see if there are tips there to help. Too long to go into here, but that may be his problem if he is getting plenty of exercise before leaving him in his crate. He hasn't had much time to get to know you and trust you and his new environment yet. Crate him for short periods while you are home, with a yummy treat as a reward. The Kong type toys are great - fill with frozen peanut butter and kibble - gives him something to do while crated, maybe reducing his nervousness. Good luck!

Dec 15, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Take Him out before you leave, give yourself time to let him run around and find a good spot to go.

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