Dear Dogster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Dogster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Dogster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Dogster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.


How long to wait for my dog to potty?

Our new rescue dog is about 4 and is fully house and crate trained- but he seems to go potty much less frequently than I am used to. Most of my other dogs went potty 3-4x, and had at least 1 BM per day. We have had him a week and he seems to only go 2x, and sometimes no BM. Is this normal? Is this part of his adjusting you think? Sometimes we will take him out and wait long periods without him going at all- which gets frustrating. I hate to just bring him back in, but i he doesn't go after a certain amount of time should I just give up?
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