Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Arlington, VA
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Benny has been trained to go on a UgoDog, and it was pretty hard to get him used to it, until it just clicked in his head. It took a lot of time and perseverance to get him to continuously use it. I mostly didn't let Benny out of my sight for the first week. I kept putting him on it and waiting until he went. There were lots of accidents. It was like he would wait until I looked away for just one second to go to the bathroom elsewhere.
I would put him on it so often, that I think the scent of his pee made him go on the pad. Pooping was another issue and he would really try to get away from us to go. Only one week in on training and I was frustrated that he just wasn't getting it, and he was ruining the carpets (luckily this is a rental lol). He seemed to be much happier to go outside when we went out for a walk. It was late Sunday night and I was on the phone with my mom telling her how I think we're going to give up on the indoor solution even though we live in an apartment building because it's not clicking for him. As I said that, Benny slowly walked over to the UgoDog and started pooping. Can I just tell you, I literally started to whisper to my mom "Oh my god, he's going mom. All by himself. On his pad. He could do it! He could do it!", then made my husband run downstairs (two level apt) and witness it himself.
Since that moment, Benny got it. He goes there consistently. He looks out the floor to ceiling window when he goes lol but he figured it out.
What type of box is Rambo using? Before I could get Benny to use the Ugodog, I put newspapers on top of it because he was more familiar with that feeling, then eventually took them away about 3 days in.
Joanna & Benny