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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Going Potty in the Rain

Hey, folks..

My little Castro is close to being completely potty trained. We take him out to our yard immediately after he gets up, 10-15 minutes after he eats, and throughout the day when we see him sniffing around, or when he sits by the stairs.

Here is my dilemma...
I have a cowhide rug in my living room - - no matter if he just came from going outside, he still finds it necessary to go there and tinkle on it... He doesn't pee on any of the other area rugs - just that one!

Also - although he knows to pee on the wee pads in the middle of the night (just like mama - - not peeing on the wee pads, but going pee in the middle of the night!), Castro doesn't like going out when its' raining, and refuses to poop on the pad (again, like me - neither of us want to get wet!)...

We take him out to the yard to go poop, but all he does is run back into the house... I even carried him out, put him down where he normally goes... Castro then just sits down, looks up at me, as if asking me if I was crazy, then runs back to the house... doh!

We know he needs to go, and even if I place him on the pad, he would walk away... He had an accident earlier today, where he walked away from the pad, and just pooped on the hard wood floor. (if you gotta go, you gotta go...)

Do Havanese, in general, not like the rain??? Or do I just have a prissy puppy??

Any suggestions on how I can correct this?
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I sounds like you're doing fine with the potty training. It does sound like it will still be awhile before he is reliable. Some Hav's love the rain and run all over the yard getting soaked and muddy when let out to pee, so maybe we're the lucky ones? My Rufus walks carefully out on the brick to stay as dry as possible and then reluctantly goes on the grass to potty. Last year when we had our first rain, he held it 24 hours refusing to go into the rain to potty. I had to stand out there with him again and again, begging. Ah well, he did finally go and he got better about it over time, but I would say no, your dog is NOT especially prissy LOL!
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You could always get a very large umbrella and just hold it over him when you go outside, no?
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Yes, unless the dog is freaking at wet grass touching their feet. That's the really annoying trait!
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the umbrella is a good idea if I can keep up with the little bugger... As soon as I put him down in the rain, he bolts - and I'm sure y'all know how fast these puppies can run sometimes

I have a bigger issue with him peeing on the cowhide rug!
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When I take Beamer out to potty I usually have him on a leash!

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I bring an umbrella when its raining for potty time... my dogs dont like to get wet unecessarily. It works once they realize your not going anywhere and they get over the why is mommy staring at me go potty thing.

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This morning we had the same problem. Norah HATES the rain. Nick however runs and jumps through all the puddles. What I do for Norah is that I bring her over to a spot under a tree where it rains less hard and she'll usually go. The umbrella work as well. Good luck!

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When I take Beamer out to potty I usually have him on a leash!

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Good point Ryan. So do I. As soon as he goes potty, then he can go off leash to play.

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I have a bigger issue with him peeing on the cowhide rug!
I use Natures Miracle and soak the area completely without blotting to eliminate any doggie odors. You have to use special cleaners made just for potty accidents and follow their instructions or the pup will go right back to the same spot over again. After that, watch that cowhide rug like a hawk or take it up for a few months until the dog is 110% reliable.
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Hey, Christie... I believe I use the same thing (white bottle, red writing). I've been too afraid to soak it, since I'm not sure if it'll discolor the rug... But then again, I can always replace the rug - but not my little Castrino...

Thanks again!
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