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04-01-2014 09:10 PM
dogfaeries I would continue to let her go in and out the dog door, and also go out with her through the regular door. She'll figure out that both ways will get her outside to potty. Russell never had a problem with going to the outside door if the dog door was closed.
04-01-2014 09:06 PM
dogfaeries Ya Abby! Russell learned to use our dog door when he was about 10 weeks old. I'm telling you, these guys are smart!
04-01-2014 08:29 PM
nktigger99 She has figured it out....goes outside to potty all by herself....she will take a chewy outside to chew on from time to time. Man that girl is smart!!!!

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03-31-2014 08:43 PM
trcy My first dog figured it out on his own and then he taught every dog afterwards.

I never wanted to show the puppies when they were really small. We have a pool so the longer it took them to figure it out the better. Once they are pool safe it all good.
03-31-2014 08:28 PM
nktigger99 Today is the second day we introduced the door.....she just now started going out the door alone....she went out twice just now....most of the afternoon the backdoor was open all the way since the kids were playing outside.

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03-31-2014 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by nktigger99 View Post
I can send her through the door now and say go potty and she pees......but will not go out on her own accord.

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She is too little... She doesn't want to be by herself yet. Get her used to the yard. Go out and walk around it with her in the day time, then go out and walk around it at night. She still wants to be with you. Make it a comfy not so scary place to be by herself.
03-31-2014 07:46 PM
nktigger99 I can send her through the door now and say go potty and she pees......but will not go out on her own accord.

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03-31-2014 06:23 PM
TAR HEEL MOM My shepherd uses the door no problem./ My lab WILL NOT even try it. It's OK with me because I don't want them using it when I'm not home anyway so it's no big deal to walk to it and push the plexiglass out.
03-31-2014 06:22 PM
Bogee's Boss Sorry cant help my puppy followed my other dog once and it was a done deal! Maby she would follow u or a child thru? Lol good luck.
03-31-2014 06:16 PM
shepherdmom Potty training and doggie door training are two different things. Once you have each down solidly then you tie them together. I find the best way to do that, is when you first get her up in the morning out of her crate & she has to pee gently push her out the doggie door. They hit the cold air outside and pee. My boy came home at 12 weeks and fully had everything down by 14 weeks with only a few accidents ever.
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