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Just to give you some perspective, my co-worker, she has a rescue pitty. her dog pees on command, even if it's a drop. just to hear her owner's praise.
My dogs, they do their thing on a walk in the place they select. and I wait. I personally don't have it as a priority that my dogs pee and poop on command.
but it's possible. and if this makes you feel better, my 3 yr old, 1/2 hav, every winter, he doesn't want to go outside to the backyard to pee. so I gave up last yr and just put a pee pad down for him, b/c he's select his own spot to relieve himself. btw my sliding glass door is almost always open for the dogs to come and go freely to the backyard. I've seen my ollie, stand at the doorway of the yard, and seemingly think, Hmmm, naw too cold for me, then turn around and look for an alternate place in the house to pee.
also, your girl is young so her bladder is tiny. as she gets older she'll be able to hold it longer. Ollie can go 12 hours without peeing (sleeping in on the weekends).
it's all about consistency.
Last edited by sprorchid; 01-12-2013 at 03:27 PM.