Back pedaling in housebreaking
Posted 07 November 2009 - 03:01 AM
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:14 AM
Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:38 AM
he does his business immediately which is fantastic when the weatherconditions are bad. He is taken for a walk only AFTER he has done his business.
Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:01 AM
if there isn't a noticeable change, but she is just being slow about completing her house-training, it does sound like distraction is an issue. it seems like she just likes to be out, and doesn't consider going out to necessarily have much to do with peeing or pooping. if she needs to be watched (the belt thing is a good trick) to reinforce the connection, that might be what you have to do. it sounds a little bit like she is fond enough of going out that she had decided that that is the big thing in life, and things like housetraining aren't all that important. insisting that she produce something before being allowed to play (or stay) outside would probably do the trick.
7.5 months is not too old to have to be reminded of these things. for some dogs, refresher courses are needed at 7.5 years and later.