Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Alberta, Canada
I need some help, I have a 14 week old Shepherd. She has Been puppy pad trained since 8 weeks old and has done amazing. I have been trying to transition her to outside and having a very difficult time. Last week I took her out back or on walks frequently and stayed out with her for an hour around her normal pee times (after eating, playing and sleeping etc). She would not go outside, I would be out there with her for like an hour. I then bring her in and she would instantly squat on the floor where her pads would be. I would stop her mid pee or poo to take her outside(thinking she would finish outside) and nothing. I would bring her back in after another 45 mins and she would try to go on the floor again. I have tried taking her pee pads outside for smell and nothing. We took her camping in our motorhome and she NEVER peed in our motorhome and peed outside fine(she even held her bladder all night, not a peep out of her) . How do I get her to go outside now that we are home. I even take her out with my other dog and nothing. She will hold her pee till she is inside. Is it a shepherd thing, I have owned boxers and labs and never had an issue with transitioning outside. I'm outside with her every 2-3 hours, and she will hold it. I've never had a puppy this young that can stop mid pee or poo and go outside and not finish. Any help would be appreciated. I love this little girl like crazy.