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potty in cold weather -5

I take my baby outside to potty as she refuses to use pee pads.
It has been -7 and high 7 so I carry her outside I kick some snow
for a place for her to do her business then I set her down on the
cold ground for her to go potty. She does it and then I have to pick
her back up immediately when she is done so her paws do not freeze.
A few times I let her walk back inside but by the time we were inside
she could not walk due to her paws hurting from the cold.
Now that I pick her up and carry her this new way it seems to save
her paws from getting hurt from the cold weather. we have a few
months of this weather...uggh!!
I did try getting her to use the pee pads for the winter but she refuses.
She is such a good little girl. And I am very proud of her.
Does anyone have any advice to help make things even more comfortable for her potty times outside?

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I know it's such a pain! How old is your pup? I am always undecided if I should bundle them up when they scratch or ring bells to go outside since they are out for such a short period of time. My plan this winter is to try and take them out on leash for short periods, even to the front yard, if it's been a while since they've gone. I know when they need to go #2 so we'll plan longer walks for that but it's the #1's that always throw me off. This is Mae's second winter, she was about 5 months old last winter and we had it bad here between snow and temperature but she survived. My husband used to put out a tarp if we were getting snow then he would lift if off and there was grass, frozen grass, for them to do their business. I know it sounds mean but if they have to go, and they won't go inside, they will eventually go outside. Since Mae was only a pup last year she went in her crate if she rang her bells and didn't go to the bathroom. She learned fast and went potty fast. She LOVES the snow now and doesn't really mind the weather too much. Tim he's a whole different story. Tim will hold it in so long sometimes I think he'll explode! It's snowing here this morning and Mae was so disappointed she had to go to the groomer instead of playing outside. I'm sure she'll be outside after I pick her up and get all muddy

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outside potty time

Loving our doggies! That is nice your husband used a tarp on the ground.
Mine is 3 years old. It has been very cold here and she still wants to go outside. I bundle her up in her coat and put her leash on her. We have a routine & she knows how to get all bundled up. I will keep doing what I am doing. I just took her outside this morning and I moved some snow for her to see the cold ground. But she went right over to the snow and peed in the snow! Soon as I saw her paws starting to bother her I quickly picked her up and took her inside. I have learned to work her up before taking her outside by asking her if she wants to go outside and she gets all excited. She is like your Ted she can hold it for a long time but I try not to let her have to do that.

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I think having a schedule is key. I usually just let them out back to do their business but then they get side tracked, forget to go, get cold and want to come inside. I find if I have them on a leash they go faster. If you have a schedule, since they are older, I think that they can adjust to that and almost anticipate going at that time. Puppies are a whole different story, I feel sorry for those folks!

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The local pet store here has PAWZ slip on booties. It doesn't snow here, but I have been considering buying them for my two to wear when it rains. Last week when it was in the 30's and 40's they did not want to go outside. Scout will only go potty outside. Truffle was trained to go inside or outside. I have the Rascal litter box for her which is a good option. She does use pee pads, but it does come with a grass option and maybe that might work for your little one.

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Yep. I was also going to recommend the PAWZ. I love them. You can even keep them on all day. When I go to work and it's snowing, I put my guys coats, harnesses and PAWZ on so they are ready for the walker when she arrives. They are like socks to them

Last year it was about that same temperature and my guys screamed when I out them on the snow. That's when I searched and searched for the best boots.





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ultrapaws?

I saw these at the pet store today. They are expensive 33 bucks.
Are these the same ones you are talking about?

I asked the sales girl and she said that the ultrapaws has a special
compartment inside them for the little paws to keep them on.

Please can someone tell me if they use this kind?

I know there are a lot of brands out there and I want something to stay on her feet.

I have tried a litter box and she just sits in it!!
but I have not tried the Rascal litter box

all advice appreciated thank you!


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This is what you want. My boys, normal size Havanese, wear the red. My girl, itty bitty havanese, wears the orange. I have a pair of the ultra paws but I never use them. They are too hard to put on and harder to walk in. You get many uses out of each pair. Just dust them with baby powder after each use.

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Thank you!

I just saw these at the pet store near me. I wonder what size a 7 lbs havanese would take?


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Thank you lfung5

I just saw these at the pet store near me. Now I know which ones to get.
I think I am just going to keep her inside and she will eventually go and I will keep taking her to this paper. It is better then her getting frost bite. Her little legs are so small and tiny. how much does your littlest one weight?
Mine is 7 pounds.

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