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Indoor potty trained & leaving w/ someone else?
Hi everyone! I haven't been on here for a while, as I've been suuuuuper busy with my puppy, Finley. You weren't kidding about the amount of time and energy they take! It's been so much hard work, but we've also been rewarded with a super loving, laid back, relaxed, well-mannered (for the most part) dog. He'll turn 1 at the end of this month. In my opinion, he is almost THE. PERFECT. DOG. Our whole family absolutely adores him.
Anyways, thanks to all of your advice here, Finley is completely indoor potty trained, which we also love. We are headed to a wedding in April and need to find a care situation for him. I have a couple different options, one is with our local puppy class teacher at her home, and another is to board him at the vet.
If I leave him with someone else, how does the indoor potty work? My dog has only ever used the indoor potty in our home, which is relatively small. If I bring his potty to a different home, I'm afraid the house might be too big and he will have accidents since he won't know where the potty is. Or will he smell it from far away and just know to go there?
If I board him at the vet, I assume he just stays in a small crate, and when they let him outside to run around (their website says 4x/day), that's when he does his business? So I don't have to bring my indoor potty?
I've never done this before, so I'm at a loss as to how this works. Thank you so much for your help!