Well, poop. There is nothing quite like getting up close and personal with your pup's poop. You get to clean up those little (or maybe not so little) piles, step in his landmines, find them on the living room rug, and more. Yet despite all of this, there is nothing worse than when your pup simply won't poop. At least not when you take him outside on his leash. Not wanting to poop while he is on a leash is nothing too unusual, in fact, it's far more common than you might think.
Does this mean your pup is too shy to poop while you are standing there with his leash in your hands? Certainly not! Dogs simply do not have the sense of modesty we share as human beings. More likely than not the reason he will not poop while on a leash lies with how you potty trained him. Not to say that this is your fault, but your pup has spent his entire life being told when he could poop and where he could go. Now you are asking him to do something different.
What we are looking at here is training your dog to poop while he is on his leash. Your dog may not seem to have a problem peeing while he is on his leash, he can only hold out so long. But in most cases, your pup can hold his poop for a very long time. Think back to potty training, how often did you have to take him out to pee as opposed to pooping? The problem is that since he is not pooping on his leash while going for a walk, he may end up leaving you a nice stinky package on the carpet when he does finally go.
The idea then is to work with your dog and train him to poop while on his leash just as easily as he does when he is running around in the backyard. Teaching him this habit shouldn't be too hard, but it is going to take time and patience, especially if your pup is resistant to doing so.
Before you start training your dog to poop while he is on a leash, he needs to be potty and leash trained. This will allow both of you to focus on the training at hand. It doesn't take much in the way of supplies, it takes far more in terms of time and patience. You will need:
How soon your pup learns to poop on his leash depends heavily on how many walks you can take him for a day. You can also just take him for walks around the yard if you don't have the time to go for a long walk.