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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-01-2007, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Little Miss Priss......

Is in the transition from puppy pads to the great outdoors. However, this is posing somewhat of a challenge because she doesnt' like the wet grass. ESPECIALLY in the morning!

This morning I stayed out with her for 20 minutes and she was begging to go inside and use the pad because she doesn't like getting her feet wet? **scratches head**

YES, this is the same dog that seems to enjoy her baths and swims in the pool. What gives?

So my husband had the idea to take the pad and put it on the deck. She went on the pad, on the deck......But to me, this seems counterproductive?

If I start putting the pad on the lawn, won't she just "expect" that...all the time?

I should add, we don't have this problem when its sunny and the grass is dry, she'll go outside and potty, no problemo.

But the rain.....forget it! I can't even get her out the door!!

Advice?

If I don't get this nipped in the bud soon, she will NEVER make it through a winter!

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Whoops! I just realized I put this in Puppy area and not Training.

Sorry about that!

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Mine still wont go in wet grass, unless its snowing???? Um ok, we live in Texas. HAHA I have to pick them up and carry them to a dry spot.
If its raining, we just put a lot of pee pads down. STOGIE is awful, if I put him down in the grass, he stands there and stares at me with his feet frozen like he cant move, then he darts for the house.

So I have no advice, other than I feel your pain!
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Dusty hates wet grass also, unless the sprinklers are on . She absolutely hates to go out to do her business in the rain. We have to watch her or put out the pee pads or she'll go in the house. Fortunately this is Arizona so it's not a big problem.
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Oh!! That Is EXACTLY the look I get! Like she will just "freeze", like she can't move her feet and look at me like "you aren't serious"!!!! lol

I am wondering if I'll be using the pads FOREVER??

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I think it is because she is young . I remember Asta did not like to get his feet wet either except sprinkler feet . he did go in the wet grass eventually as he got older.. .
I am the one who does not like them in the wet grass - they get wet and their coats get tangled . I would prefer the pee pee pads . we are in transtion right now . cosmo is 11 months and doing quite well . The kitchen remodel forces us to forgo pee pee pads ..
I think boys are different from girls . Tulip does not like the grass as much either she prefers to go on the concrete . Asta always thought she was nuts he would head for the grass right away ..
also a question do you take her there with a leash or do you just pkunk her down and tell her to go . You should do it on a leash like you are walking here so she gets used to it ..
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My guys dont particularly like it either, they wont go off the walkway, but I either pull them onto the lawn - or place them, and then they go as they figure "Im wet already!"

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Brutus first pee every morning is on the concrete because He doesn't want to get his paws wet in the morning. The rest of the day it doesn't seem to matter. I think thetransition from the warm bed to the cold wet grass is too much for him.
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Boy sometimes I wish I had this problem, I am not very fond of the RLH game in wet grass @ 5:00 a.m. before my first cup of coffee. Especially when they decide they are going to ignore my touch command (step on towel so I can dry feet) and RLH right to the living room, on to the couch and off then back to the kitchen… grrr. I knew there was another reason why I was waiting for new furniture till Monte is trained thanks for the reminder.

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I never really thought of it before.......but I guess Quincy is that way too!He pottys on the step/sidewalk area in the rain/snow etc.It is frustrating for us,because we have to step there,but it's making sense now!:duh:Hot summer days/nice days/no problem

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