Why is it when you have pets (or children) all you talk about is poo? We (me and Mrs Snags) have a 7 month old male BMD who appears fine in almost every respect. One or two training issues still to work on, but basically, he's a good little beastie. However ... he can't sort out his whole poo routine. We feed him three even meals a day (a mix of kibble and meat) at broadly the same times. Getting up time and bed time are broadly the same day to day. Most days he gets a couple of short-ish walks, usually adding up to a total of between a mile and a mile and a half. He's allowed out in the garden more or less on demand. Despite all this his bowel movements are hugely irregular. He will always go first thing in the morning, generally producing good quality stools. After that, it's a lottery. Some days he'll go once or twice more, evenly spaced, fine quality. Other days he just won't poo again, and then the next day he'll do his first stool which will be great, but then go out quickly afterwards and produce a mountain of decidedly Not Great, probably followed by a small puddle of mousse. It doesn't appear to be dietary - he's on good quality food, and the amount seems about right, and the fact that he produces mostly good stools means it's unlikely to be an allergy etc. I'm fairly convinced that the main problem is he's too easily distracted, forgets to have a poop before bed time despite being given numerous encouragements, holds on too long, then has something of a purge the next day, clearing the back log, if you'll pardon the phrase. He has no problems actually doing the deed, so it's not an aversion or discomfort issue. Has anyone else experienced something like this? As far as I can see our only options are to adjust the amounts of food he gets when (the three meals is to minimise bloat risk, but we could go to two, or to two large and one small in some combo); to change his exercise pattern to encourage an evening movement, or simply never go to bed in case he finally decides to defecate in the middle of the night. That last not being an actual option We need to get him more regular somehow, but I don't really want to just blindly tweak things if I can avoid it.