Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: The Berkshires USA
Do you let him in and out through the same door? Does the door have a window? Is he on an enclosed deck, in a pen or run when outside? Are you in a home, condo or apartment? My solution at home was not to use the same door all the time. When the dog is out I would go around the outside of the house from either side and bring him in through a different door. Mix it up. You have to create a desire for the dog to want to stay out knowing you are in. ...Put Jake inside and stand outside looking in, walk away, he will want to go outside to be with you. When you let him out reward him. Also, when he is out and you are in, open a window, let him know another place where you might be. As he matures and becomes more confident he will be more at ease about knowing where you are.