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Dexter Does Not Like Rain!

We have so many pee accidents today and yesterday because of the rain! Last night, we took Dexter outside............well this is the story.

Last night dh called Dexter off the sofa to come to the front door to go outside. Dexter looks up as if to say, "I just went out an hour ago, I am not getting up, besides that, it is raining, and you know I will not get off the porch." We insist on going out, it is 10PM and the last time out.

Dh calls him again, Dexter jumps off the sofa and runs to me and if to say "Don't let him take me out, it's raining." We ended up carrying Dexter outside.

It is stilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll lll raining. We carry Dexter out to the grass because Dexter will not get off the porch while he is on his leash! Hghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dexter is fine once he is on the grass, but not really thrilled to have this stuff hit his backside, so he does his business and runs back to the porch.

I finally put the puppy pee pad down on his favorite pee spot for the last few days. And.........................what does he do! He pees somewhere else a little while ago!!!! Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

And, you know that Havs love paper, so, I have to try to keep the puppy pee pad/holder intact so Dexter does not chew up the pee pad before he uses the pad first, for pee that is..................

It has been fun around here since the RAIN!!!



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i hear ya. The rain really makes it difficult. I put little raincoats on my boys and act like it's a play period. I go out with them w/an umbrella. Gradually they are getting better about thinking it's fun AND doing their business quickly. It's a game of wits, LOL....



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Amy, Gitter is afraid of the umbrella....grrrrr....and the rain....grrrrr... I end up crating him when it has been hours and he refuses to pee. Snow is fun but rain is not.
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Well...............tried the puppy pee pad in the favorite spot.........No go! Tried keeping Dexter in the kitchen with the pee pad...........No go! He is tearing up the puppy pee pad and I am tired of saying "No!"

So now, I have Dexter on a leash attached to my wrist. Dexter will not be going far now.



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Oh! No problem with the umbrella and Dexter. We are setting the alarm again to go outside again.



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Linda, we had the same kind of weekend !!!! Rain all day Saturday and Sunday (and snow Monday). So many accidents. I finally put the UGODOG in the expen, we had 50/50 success. It is still so wet and yucky out and waiting patiently for things to resume to "normal" which for Bentley is squat and pee where you wish. Evye was doing wonderful but even she had an off weekend.

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One more thought, I bought the washable pee pads. I love them !!! They can't shred them and don't even try. (P.S. off ebay, I bought 3 at PetSmart for $22 each...ebay $8.50 each and they are 10 x better than PetSmart's).

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I am glad I am NOT alone Sharlene. Dexter is still on short leash.

I put together a bell system for Dexter. Dexter will go to the door sometimes, but if there is no one there to see him....I do not know what he does.

So, we are going to try the bell system at this time.

Rain is gone, no snow. We had lots of pee accidents, no poos. I was watching like a hawk for Dexter sniffing his favorite spots.

I will have to check out the no tear pee pads. Is the pad big enough for the pups to drag around?



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The no tear pee pads look like pads we place under patients who are incontinent. The pads are thick and made out of layers of fabric with a waterproof backing.

I may be able to buy a pad locally, so I can avoid the shipping charges. I need some type of pad when Dexter is left alone in his fenced off kitchen area.

I hope this "Bell system" works. It will be another game for Dexter.



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Todd wasn't fond of the rain when he was a puppy and so I set up a tarp for him to potty under and it worked great...looked ugly but at least he wasn't peeing on the carpet
Now when it's raining he's usually okay unless it's REALLY raining..then I set up a pee pad in the house for him
*hint* to get my fosters to use the pee pad I soak a small area in a potty accident (then clean accident area well with natures miracle or simple solution) so that it smells like pee...works every time
Before you switch out the old pad lay it (absorbant side down) on top of the new pad and transfer a little of the old pee onto it.

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