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08-30-2014 07:50 PM
brazilian Thank you all for your input. I should have given you the larger framework. I have two ladies who work all day at home. My 2 sons spend three mornings at home. They walk to their schools, along with one of the ladies, when the dog will be together. I can exercise/train the dog (although the puppy hasn't arrived yet I have already found the trainer, who I realized to be my neighbor) and eventually three times por day. Once or twice per month we travel the the country to visit my in laws (leaving saturday morning, returning sunday night) when Sirius (this will be the name) must stay at hone with Amora (our shih tzu neutered 1 year old famale). Dogs will not be left forgotten in the back yard. I am not sure what would be the best to do: training to potty when outside our propriety (in street) ou at a given place in our prived back yard. If we didn't have eventual weekends with in laws, dogs could be walked daily. Since I have this appointment, they will have to use my back yard then. Sorry for the long post. Actually I am very excited about having Sirius (you know Sirius Black, from Harry Potter?) And being part of this forum as well.
08-30-2014 11:57 AM
readaboutdogs Our dogs didn't mark inside the house, but they were inside dogs. They weren't left outside when I went to work, etc. In the yard anytime they started to dig we discouraged this and we didn't have a problem, but they didn't spend long amounts of time out by themselves. They did have 2 areas that were chosen potty grounds, and were not in high traffic areas. They picked these on their own, I think the places they choose were like with not being dirty in their living area type thing!!! We did have trails!!! The trails are now fading out, which is sad to me. Another part of their life with me fading. Hooch by himself is not heavy enough or maybe not as spirited in running the trail!! One thing about marking the yard I notice now is when we had the shepherds, I rarely saw squirrels or rabbits in our yard! Now I do!! I think the shepherds presence and the marking keep them away!!!
08-30-2014 10:56 AM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by wolfy dog View Post
By the way, how come this expression "dogs are going to the bathroom" ever took hold?
To me they pee and poop, unless they go in your bathroom to pee or poop.
I don't like poop, i like the other word. but i can't say that here so I say going to the bathroom.
how it took hold? I think it's obvious. going to the bathroom for humans doesn't actually mean the act of walking into the bathroom. so might as well use it for animals
08-30-2014 09:51 AM
sterlingmaloryarcher
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By the way, how come this expression "dogs are going to the bathroom" ever took hold?
To me they pee and poop, unless they go in your bathroom to pee or poop.
I normally do say pee and poop, but generally people give me strange looks. I even switched to urine and feces, and I still get weird looks. I guess maybe it's strange for most people to think of their dogs actually peeing and pooping?
08-29-2014 09:04 PM
MichaelE Lisl even knows how to flush...
08-29-2014 08:41 PM
wolfy dog By the way, how come this expression "dogs are going to the bathroom" ever took hold?
To me they pee and poop, unless they go in your bathroom to pee or poop.
08-29-2014 07:09 PM
sterlingmaloryarcher My 5 month old dog has two places where he goes to the bathroom. I just always took him to those spots when he would have to go outside and for the most part, he does his business in those general areas. I've had him for 3 weeks and he hasn't had an accident in 2 weeks, and he was neutered a month ago.

But with that being said, my dog still squats to pee. So I have no idea about the territorial marking and if that will be an issue down the road for us.
08-29-2014 06:10 PM
llombardo
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If you train the puppy correctly you can have both a nice yard and a nice house.

Without training and without family socialization you will have neither.

I would give some thought to choosing another breed of dog such as a hound or retriever that won't be as affected by living alone in the back yard.

GSD's need companionship, guidance, and training.
Any dog can be destructive no matter the breed. Golden retrievers also love being with their people and require companionship, guidance, and training. It comes down to the training not the breed.
08-29-2014 05:29 PM
wolfy dog
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Originally Posted by MichaelE View Post
If you train the puppy correctly you can have both a nice yard and a nice house.

Without training and without family socialization you will have neither.

I would give some thought to choosing another breed of dog such as a hound or retriever that won't be as affected by living alone in the back yard.

GSD's need companionship, guidance, and training.
08-29-2014 03:05 PM
Lark My male was neutered around 18 mths, and never had an issue with marking. He is an inside dog though, so I don't know how he would have done outside. No accidents since he was very young.
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