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Okay, so it has been POURING, we are talking MONSOON like rain since last night. Tillie hates it, but takes it like a champ and does her business and runs back in the house a few times a day.
WELL, this morning she went out to pee (just pee) at 7am. at 10:30 I TRIED to get her to go potty before I went to work. Stood out there with her for nearly 10 minutes while she got drenched and would NOT go out onto the grass to go potty, even when I picked her up and PUT her on the grass she would hop off it. Okay.... sooooooo, I crated her and went to work. Got home about 2pm and all was good, clean crate (as I expected it to be) and happy dog. Then I checked my messages and my son was sick, so I had to jump back in the car and go BACK out into the freakin' MONSOON to pick the kids up (a whole 1/2 hr early, really? REALLY??).
This is one of Tillie's highlights, she LOVES picking up the kids, so off we went.
We got home and Tillie got the zoomies, right away, sooooo, I let her out since often times zoomies=poop. LOL and lo and behold she pooped! YAY!
By this time the rain has really, really slowed down, in fact right now it is stopped completely! Anywho, after the poop we came in, did homework, my son went to bed cause he is coming down with who knows WHAT (praying he doesn't start throwing up, cause really, I can NOT handle that right now.) and eventually I settled in my recliner and groomed Tillie out, she was so ragged looking after getting soaked so many times!
So, now she's all pretty and I get up because company is coming in a few minutes for a visit.... and that's when I see IT. she PEED on the carpet!!!!!
WTHeck!!!!??? she had just pooped outside, and knew it wasn't raining much, AND she peed right NEXT to her BELL that she has been faitfully ringing for nearly a yr and a 1/2 with NO 'accidents'. I know this is most likely some sort of protest, that she does NOT want to go out in the rain, but what do I DO!? How do I make SURE she never does this again!!??
I tried SO hard to get her to use a ugodog or a potty patch or a pee pad when she was a baby. and nothing, she would NOT do her business on anything other than the grass. normally, not a big deal, but now? BIG DEAL. sigh. I would love to train her to a pee pad or something, but at this point I fear it would really mess her up thinking that now, it is okay to PEE in the house????
Any advice? Storms are here for awhile I'm afraid...
I sure am hoping this was a one time thing... my husband will NOT stand for accidents in the house. at.ALL.
Tammy and Tillie
Last edited by TilliesMom; 03-13-2012 at 06:02 PM.