My children have just about had it. They are sick of Mr Squirrel and Mr. Monkey, and now the weather just does not allow for them to go "out" for longer than to take care of bizness. This is fine for the male, however, I have suited up in my raingear 3 times and the female has refused to do her thing. She seems scared so she won't scope out a place to do the deed. She just stands there. I have tried putting her on the tether and tossing her out the door on her own, she just scratches at the door to come in. It is too windy to set up the doggie jail.
When IN, she scratches at the door to go OUT. I am at wits end here.
I have placed a large plastic garbage bag over the entry rug, and newspapers over that. That is where she seems to have "accidents" in the AM if I don't pay attention to the "I NEED to go out" pleas while I am sleeping.
I have not paper trained either of them, and standing her on the paper and saying "Go pp" only confuses her. She is a very old dog, she is NOT going to learn new tricks
Besides switching to cats.. what do you do when "trapped" in your egg with 4 legged friends?
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