Join Date: Feb 2012
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potty training in and out thank you
Lucky is our first small dog and when I was consulting the forum about potty training (he's now almost 2), waking up at 5 a.m. and thinking that was my new life etc. etc. (you puppy moms know the scene), some of you on this forum (I'm thinking Karen and Dave and others) introduced/encouraged potty training outside AND in, having a designated potty station inside (ours is in our mud room off the garage) where the dog knew it was fine to go when outside was not available/desirable for one reason or another. Lucky prefers outside (as was expected) but knows it's fine to use the piddle pad in the mudroom-almost never in summer since we're in and out. Well, today we woke (he'll sleep tip nine) to driving rain (which he refuses to enjoy) and he used the indoor facilities efficiently. With the weather ahead I know I'll be grateful again and again for the forum's good advice. Would never have though of it and pass it on by recommending it to those of you who are training. It's not hard to do…as you move from pads here and there for little bladders to fewer pads and going outside, you just leave that one pad somewhere and let the pup know that one's okay. Great in the city too. Good luck all.
And thanks to you experts for this great tip.