Hi all. I'm new to this site and need advice on my 8month old black lab (harry)regarding dog mess in the house. He's fine during the day but after i put him to bed usually around 1 2 o'clock making sure to let him out first by 0600hrs he has done poos im going crazy and dont want to lose my temper with him.His last feed is 1400hrs .Please no crate advise as i dont like the thought of them i have read some posts on this site where some owners keep there dogs for up to 9 hours a day five days a week in a crate what sort of life is that for a working dog?maybe I'm expecting to much of a very young dog what do you think?all advise will be appreciated.
Well shoot, you just ruled out the obvious to me which is a crate at night. That would help w/ his self control but since that's not an option, maybe you can re-examine his feeding schedule and amounts. It could be that you are having to feed too much in one given meal and he simply can't hold it that long.
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014
Thanks for advice I will try four small meals rather than 2 large. Thats a handsome looking pack of dogs you have there are you a labrador breeder or have things just got out of control.