|08-19-2013 12:15 AM|
|KKeeper||I admit that we haven't been doing the treating like we should. *hangs head in shame* I am going downstairs right now to add treats to the bag that I take with me when we go outside.|
|08-18-2013 08:56 PM|
take control. when it's time to go out leash him and take him out.
praise and treat him.
|08-18-2013 07:21 PM|
Summer heat may also have something to do with it depending on what part of the world you're in.
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|08-18-2013 06:18 PM|
|Mabel Mae Poppins||Our 13 week old is having the same problem. She's not afraid to be outside, or of going out in general. She just seems to be extremely lazy and would rather hold it as long as possible instead of walking outside. Not much help, but at least you're not alone.|
|08-14-2013 05:30 PM|
My dog will pee and poop outside on command pretty much now, but as an example 15mins ago, we had breakfast, we went outside she'd been about an hour ago So I didn't say toilet, we come back inside and she decides its time to pee on the floor /sigh what do I have to do, command her to toilet all the time now lol
She's great upstairs though, she sits and waits at the door and top of the stairs, she just hasn't quite worked it out downstairs
|08-14-2013 02:53 PM|
|Shade||Well that's good then He's still young and growing so he's conserving energy lol|
|08-14-2013 02:12 PM|
|KKeeper||Thanks for replying, Shade! King is almost 15 weeks. There isn't much between our door and the grass that he uses. He walks right on out and to the grass when he decides he wants to get up.|
|08-14-2013 01:58 PM|
How old is King?
Is there something scaring him in regards from the transition from inside to outside? The door, deck, stairs, etc?
Lying down might be avoidance rather then laziness
If he won't come near the door at all then I would encourage him to like that area by feeding him directly in front of the door and see how he reacts. If he's very timid or refuses to even touch his food then the door is the culprit and I would work on showing him the door isn't scary. Give him lots of treats and fun times beside the door. Same thing if it's the stairs or something else, make whatever it is the best thing in his life outside of you.
|08-14-2013 01:49 PM|
He'd rather lay than go outside to potty
Hi all! I figured that I lurk enough on this site since getting our puppy that I may as well go ahead and register. lol.
Anywho, my puppy--King--does not soil his crate or the room that we keep it in. He also promptly does #1 when I take him outside. Here is the rub. When it is time to take him out, he lays down. It takes quite a bit of coaxing to get him to come outside. He is not afraid of outdoors. Once he gets out there, he wants to lay down and not come back in. Bottom line, he'd rather lay around in the house and hold it or lay around outside.
How can I get him outside without having to drag him out? I'm tired of all of these flies getting let in.