06-30-2011, 08:05 PM
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My old dog suddenly wont go outside
I got a new puppy in late april. (Good Friday to be exact) I have an old dog, 11yrs old. Every morning i get up and let them both outside. Some days when i go to work i let them stay outside all day. My old dog has always loved being out in the yard, some days i've had to MAKE him come in. Three days ago i went to let them out and he wouldnt go. i finally had to put the leash on him and walk him out to the yard. Then next day he refused again. again, it took the leash to make him go out and do his business. He NEVER messes in the house. then yesterday, he went out just fine. was almost eager. This morning, again, i had to take him out on the leash. Today was very stormy so i left them in the house rather than outside. When i got home from work, again, the old man refused to go out and do his business. I cant begin to fathom why he's suddenly, after 11+ years of liking to stay out in the yard, balking at going out. we've had this pup for 2 months, could it be the pup? its been pretty rainey here the last week or so, could he be sensing the stormy weather approaching?