Won't go potty in the rain - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
 28Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
Ruby's mom
 
Eveningpiper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 484
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 16 Posts
Won't go potty in the rain

Ruby won't go potty outside if it is raining. I am not winning this battle and the stains are gathering on my carpet. I am wondering if I could direct her to a pee pad after she comes in from the rain. Maybe even while she is still wearing her raincoat in order to communicate the idea that if it is raining and she has to go potty, the pee pad is an option. Do you think that seems viable?



Eveningpiper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Barbara Levy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 561
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 26 Times in 26 Posts
I can't help with this problem. Loki is unconcerned about getting wet whether it is rain or the sprinklers (He is not so enamored of a bath however). When I took him out this morning, one zone of the sprinkler system was running. He could have gone where it was dry but NO he had to run right into the sprinklers. He was a wet mess at 5:30 a.m. but he had done his business!!!!
Barbara Levy is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:36 AM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 24,983
Submit Photo: 8
Photo Submissions 344 Times in 342 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eveningpiper View Post
Ruby won't go potty outside if it is raining. I am not winning this battle and the stains are gathering on my carpet. I am wondering if I could direct her to a pee pad after she comes in from the rain. Maybe even while she is still wearing her raincoat in order to communicate the idea that if it is raining and she has to go potty, the pee pad is an option. Do you think that seems viable?
I honestly think it is unlikely. I would really tighten up the management while this is going on. If you take her out and she goes, she gets freedom. If you take her out and she WON'T go, she gets confined in an expel with a pee pad (or your potty option of choice) until she does. Then have a party, and give her some freedom again.

The other possibility, if it works for you, is to find a dry place for her to potty in the rain. When Kodi was younger, he used the small dry area of mulch under the overhang in front of the house. Fortunately, he has outgrown this problem for the most part! (he has never had a problem with pee, because he's happy to use the litter box to pee in, but he won't poop on it unless he's desperate!!!)

Basically, the bottom line is that you have to make it impossible for her to eliminate in a "wrong" place.


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & CH Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:39 AM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 24,983
Submit Photo: 8
Photo Submissions 344 Times in 342 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbara Levy View Post
I can't help with this problem. Loki is unconcerned about getting wet whether it is rain or the sprinklers (He is not so enamored of a bath however). When I took him out this morning, one zone of the sprinkler system was running. He could have gone where it was dry but NO he had to run right into the sprinklers. He was a wet mess at 5:30 a.m. but he had done his business!!!!
I have any sprinklers in our yard that spray above the ground (most are a drip system, under the mulch) spray during the night, so I don't have to deal with wet dogs!
Lisa T. likes this.


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & CH Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Heather's's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 4,013
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 96 Times in 95 Posts
I think it might be possible retrain Ruby to use a pee pad. Try putting a spot of her urine on the middle of a pad and direct her to it. That's how I trained Truffles to use one. Use her potty command if you have one. Truffles used a pad for about one year. Scout was trained to go outside. Now they both only go outdoors. A few weeks ago my husband went on a trip and I work 12 hours. I was really worried about Scout! I put about ten pee pads on the floor by the door and had to hope for best. Fortunately they both used the pee pads! If Scout used the pad on his own I'm pretty sure Ruby will get the idea if directed to it.
Eveningpiper likes this.

Heather, Scout, Truffles & Sparky
Heather's is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 10:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Cassandra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Posts: 382
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 16 Posts
Our sprinklers usually go off before Cassie goes out, but yesterday she went outside when they were on...nothing cuter than a happy Havanese, running circles, tossing her head in the air, leaping up at the water and coming out a muddy mess...staring at me with the "did you see me do that look." Of course, she immediately had to have a full bath but she thought it was worth it!

She has no problem going to the bathroom in the rain but it is an issue for me as I pick her poop up before she can have a taste and sometimes I have to stand next to her in the rain while she finishes up...
Cassandra is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 11:05 AM
Senior Member
 
ShamaMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,475
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 75 Times in 74 Posts
If it's raining or the grass is full of dew, Shama prefers the rocky area under our deck. Is there any area of your yard you could keep dry? (She has no problem going into the snow, BTW. I had been told that Havanese hate getting their paws wet.) Knock on wood, Shama now seems to prefer going outside to using her Richell Paw Trax Mesh Training Tray (which we got so that she wouldn't ever be able to shred up the pad and so that her paws wouldn't get wet with pee - I highly recommend that tray, BTW, as it did a good job while she needed it. We're weaning her off it now.)

ShamaMama is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 11:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Barbara Levy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 561
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 26 Times in 26 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by krandall View Post
I have any sprinklers in our yard that spray above the ground (most are a drip system, under the mulch) spray during the night, so I don't have to deal with wet dogs!
I had them set to come on just before dawn but I think I am going to have to set them for earlier. Besides a wet dog, I am happy that he isn't afraid of them and will pee and poop no matter what. It has helped with the rain.
krandall likes this.
Barbara Levy is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 11:25 AM
Senior Member
 
MarinaGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,216
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 49 Times in 49 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShamaMama View Post
If it's raining or the grass is full of dew, Shama prefers the rocky area under our deck. Is there any area of your yard you could keep dry? (She has no problem going into the snow, BTW. I had been told that Havanese hate getting their paws wet.) Knock on wood, Shama now seems to prefer going outside to using her Richell Paw Trax Mesh Training Tray (which we got so that she wouldn't ever be able to shred up the pad and so that her paws wouldn't get wet with pee - I highly recommend that tray, BTW, as it did a good job while she needed it. We're weaning her off it now.)
The statement that Havanese hate getting their paws wet is not true. It comes down to what your dog is used to and is exposed to. I live in the Pacific NW so there's a lot of rain and ever since Emmie was a puppy she's been taken on multiple walks a day so she's used to the weather.
krandall likes this.

Jeanne and Emmie

MarinaGirl is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-08-2016, 11:30 AM
Senior Member
 
MarinaGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,216
Submit Photo: 7
Photo Submissions 49 Times in 49 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eveningpiper View Post
Ruby won't go potty outside if it is raining. I am not winning this battle and the stains are gathering on my carpet. I am wondering if I could direct her to a pee pad after she comes in from the rain. Maybe even while she is still wearing her raincoat in order to communicate the idea that if it is raining and she has to go potty, the pee pad is an option. Do you think that seems viable?
Do you take Ruby out for her pee break in the rain or just send her out in the yard by herself? I recommend you take her for a leash walk when it's raining and when she goes potty have a big treat party.
krandall, boomana and Eveningpiper like this.

Jeanne and Emmie

MarinaGirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome