Pooping multiple times on walk
(Rochester Hills, MI, USA)
Our miniature schnauzer, Dez, was a rescue but has been with us over a year now. He loves to sniff on walks and I'm learning that is typical for this breed. What drives us crazy is that he poops 3 or more times on the walk. It's almost like he is trying to mark with his poop in addition to his pee which I guess could be true. The concern, besides the irritating clean up, is that he strains to poop even when there is no poop left. It gets mushy the second and third time and after that it is basically watery. I want to let him sniff, but I don't know how to do that without the pooping and I don't know if that could be harmful.