We have a few potty issues with Miss Miley that I would like to address with you experts. When in her expen or small bathroom while we are at work, she rarely poops on her pee pad and most often uses the floor (even with her poop scent on the pad). This gets messy because she has had soft poops since we got her at 10 weeks, so when she poops during the day she often tracks it everywhere and wallers around in it.
She is currently being treated for Giardia but her poops haven't firmed up yet since she started the medicine on 4.5 days ago, even on canned ID. (I often wonder if she has food sensitivies). So, as you can imagine, this is not ideal, especially right now when I am trying to get rid of the Giardia. The smaller her confined space, the worse it is. She does not always poop in her space, but when she does....oh my!
Secondly, although she is reliable with the pee pad in a confined space, she sometimes misses part of the pad. I am looking for pad holder/litterbox suggestions. I am thinking that I need something with walls, like the Rascal Dog litterpan or the Four Paws On Target Trainer. Also, what are the best pads to use for absorbancy so that the pee doesn't get on her feet when she uses it? I was thinking about buying Gridlock brand pads.
I also saw a hermetically sealed potty that would be cool because the pee goes through a grid platform into a reservoir that you empty once a week, so no pads needed...I just don't know how she would take to it since it is 2.5 inches off of the ground.
I work away from the house and Miley hates to potty in inclement weather so I definitely want an indoor option. Also, if someone could take my DH and three year-old daughter into their home until I get Miley housebroken, I would appreciate it. My DD takes her out of the expen when we aren't looking (usually while we are getting ready in the mornings or only one of us is available to watch the two of them and leaves the room for a few minutes.
As far as DH is concerned, he just has a different definition of what watching the dog closely means, so he messes up my potty training progress when he watches her (and unfortunately, I have had to travel for work ALOT lately). He also is not patient with waiting for her to do her business outside, especially with #2. If Miley goes back to the door without pottying, he doesn't carry her back on the grass for another try. He is cold, too, I guess.