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Mayzie's Christmas present to me...
...was that she is finally, FINALLY completely housebroken. About a week before Christmas (Christmas being her 7-month birthday, a bit over 4 of those months living with me), it seemed to click "Aha, I stand by the back door when I need to go, and if I just wait there, they'll let me out". Fortunately, she prefers being inside so she doesn't ask to go outside just to play. She also learned 'play dead', 'drop', and 'don't you dare get that yarn', but as I've said before, I would trade every single trick in the book for dependable housebreaking!
I am posting this to encourage anyone who may be having trouble housebreaking without using potty pads! I was determined to stick with it no matter how long it took (and boy did it take a long time, longer than any other dog I've ever had) because I knew it would pay off for years to come. Now all I have to do is keep her healthy and strong so I can enjoy the fruits of all that labor!
I spend my days chasing Mayzie 'n planting daisies! What a blessed life!