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I am just looking. We rescued two lab sisters about a month

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I am just looking for advice. We rescued two lab sisters about a month ago. They are about seven months ago. Just about a week ago one of them started pooping in the kitchen. It almost seems like she is holding it, because she either takes forever to poop outside, or doesn't poop at all until she has a minute inside, then poops. They are together in the kitchen during the day. They get walked around by a friend around noon (never poops in kitchen then) and again around 3 PM.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ as well as an assistance/service dog trainer, specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

Can you tell me what happens when you find her poop inside?

Has the poop had any change in color or odor?

What was her normal routine prior to her pooping inside?

Has anything changed in your home or neighborhood?

She will not have a bowel movement when the dog walker is with her?

has the dog walker ever had to clean up a mess in the home for you?

What time do you feed the dog ?