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Subject: RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days
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Rattie
Rattie
12/31/2009 2:17 AM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  
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WendyandMardi


Terrier Terror
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04/10/2011 12:24 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  
It sounds like you have done all the right things. Not what you wanted to hear but how about a pet sitter? I pet sit only for my neighborhood. Maybe some one near by would let them out?
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04/10/2011 12:34 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  
You could try taking the trays outside to where the dogs usually go, and maneuvering them onto the trays to do their dog things, and then rewarding them. Maybe after a few days of that, they'd use the trays when you brought them back inside.

"If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” (Roger Caras)

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04/10/2011 1:07 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  

This is a tough one! You have the dogs in the very desirable state of being completely housebroken...they have learned the lesson that the inside of your home is NOT being acceptable place to relieve themselves...and now you may have to partially undo that. My guess is that they are very uncomfortable with the concept of having to go indoors...I have one dog like that, she has total run of the house both when we are home and away, and I think she would burst before she ever pottied in the house.

Is there any way at all that you could look at the dog door option with the door letting out into a secure, covered dog run that would keep them safe? (And also keep any unwanted visitors from coming through the dog door into the house!) Or if you have an attached garage, could you set a dog door into the service door between the garage and the house and put some sort of potty area in the garage for them?

If that doesn't work for you, is there a possibility of getting someone trustworthy (family member, friend, neighbor?) to come over and take the dogs out in the middle of the day? You could hire a professional pet sitter, but if it is something you need done daily, it is going to get expensive.

If the dogs do not like the "grass" pads, maybe try a litter box? They make doggy litter boxes, but I just use the large flat plastic underbed storage boxes (I breed, and I put litter boxes in the puppy pen for the pups and also for mom if she has to go). You can use any number of things in the box for litter...dog litter, kitty litter, shredded paper, newspaper, wee wee pad, etc. I just buy reams of cheap white office paper and run it through my office paper shredder, and voila, dog litter!

Good luck, I hope you can find a solution that works for everyone!


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JUWECO


Ratastic
Ratastic
04/10/2011 1:37 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  

We are definitely considering that.  Thank you for your reply!

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JUWECO


Ratastic
Ratastic
04/10/2011 1:40 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  

That is a good idea.  Thank you very much!

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Mitzy's Mom


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04/10/2011 3:18 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  
I agree, sounds like they are housebroken and not understanding trying to "unhousetrain" them. How long will you be leaving them alone? While it is great for dogs to go out every 4 hours it isn't necessary for an adult dog.

The dog sitter idea is a good one but how you would find someone you could actually trust to do that I wouldn't know (I wouldn't trust anyone myself but I have 6 dogs here so it's a big job for anyone.

Mary Beth, mom to the Lollipop Kids: Mitzy, Mayfly, Gilby & Skipper
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mhass7185


Ratastic
Ratastic
04/10/2011 4:57 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  
Another suggestion: is there a garage, or utility room, that can be considered "outside"? that is safe and covered?

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mhass7185


Ratastic
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04/10/2011 4:57 PM RE: How to Paper Train Adult Dogs-Long Work Days  
Another suggestion: is there a garage, or utility room, that can be considered "outside"? that is safe and covered?

♪†♫~MâRíA~♫†♪
http://doggunmad.blogspot.com
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