Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Re: Get my dog to use the outside dog house
It might be really hard for your dog to figure out that an outside dog house is a good thing if he's outside "most of the day." German shepherds are very, very people oriented and he's going to want to be with your family, in the house. Being right by the back door sounds like he's trying to be as close as he possibly can to you guys.
Would you be able to bring him in the house? When the family is there, you can watch him, and when they aren't, if you don't trust your dog to be out, you can crate-train him.
MH & Charlie the GSD (he just turned 1!)
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
- Will Rogers