I've read somewhere that dogs need to eliminate 30 minutes after a meal. Is this a rule? Is it really necessary to take the dog out so soon after they eat?
My dog doesn't seem to have a problem holding it for several hours after a meal ... but I hope I'm not unknowingly torturing her...
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I've read somewhere that dogs need to eliminate 30 minutes after a meal. Is this a rule? Is it really ... have a problem holding it for several hours after a meal ... but I hope I'm not unknowingly torturing her...

depends on the dog. I feed mine in the morning after they come in, and they don't WANT to go out for hours. If they do, they need only ask.
I've read somewhere that dogs need to eliminate 30 minutes after a meal. Is this a rule? Is it really necessary to take the dog out so soon after they eat?

Puppies, yes. Older dogs, not so much.
My dog doesn't seem to have a problem holding it for several hours after a meal ... but I hope I'm not unknowingly torturing her...

Does she let you know when she has to go out?

Mark Shaw (And Baron) moc TOD liamg TA wahsnm == "There is no psychiatrist in the world
like a puppy licking your face." -Ben Williams
I've read somewhere that dogs need to eliminate 30 minutes after a meal. Is this a rule? Is it really ... have a problem holding it for several hours after a meal ... but I hope I'm not unknowingly torturing her...

different dogs, different schedules. My dogs do the following: male dog: goes out first thing, eats, goes out and poops, poops again late morning, and right after eating dinner at 5. sometimes before bedtime too.
femal dog: eats, goes out and poops, poops again after right after dinner. that's it.
She will hold anything forever though - no "need". He always "has" to go,

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I have three dogs. Two are immediate poopers. The other one takes it easy, and asks to go out later.
Perry
Does she let you know when she has to go out?

No, we're still working on that. Sometimes she goes to the door, sits and looks at me and I hope that's what she's trying to do.

She doesn't seem to have any problem holding it for several hours after eating. She is 7 months old. When we do go out, she generally doesn't poop right away, she likes to take a walk/run first.
Mark Shaw (And Baron)

Baron? I seem to have missed something. Where can I catch up?

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Mark Shaw (And Baron)

Baron? I seem to have missed something. Where can I catch up?

Sketchbook Speed of Light, call name Baron, is a standard schnauzer. He's the offspring of CH Scarlights Seasar TD NA and CH Sketchbook Moonlit Madness.
He's about 15 weeks old, and a heck of a nice little pup.



More pics soon.

Mark Shaw (And Baron) moc TOD liamg TA wahsnm == "The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." - Anonymous
Baron? I seem to have missed something. Where can I catch up?

Sketchbook Speed of Light, call name Baron, is a standard schnauzer. He's the offspring of CH Scarlights Seasar TD NA and CH Sketchbook Moonlit Madness. He's about 15 weeks old, and a heck of a nice little pup.

I'm afraid they sold you a frog that they are trying to pass off as a dog! Emotion: smile
Baron is very very cute. Is he a good puppy or an eeevil puppy?

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
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