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Old 08-23-2011, 11:26 AM
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How to get a dog to potty outside when it's pouring rain?

It was pouring rain this past weekend and Hatchi looked like he was asking for the door. I opened the door (he's still skittish about going outside on his own) and he cringed back inside. A few minutes later he peed on my kitchen rug. I had tried to get him to go an a pee pad but he either goes outside or he goes where he wants.

How do you get your dog to go outside when it's raining buckets or there are thunderstorms?

We now have a covered area but that's coming down soon so we won't be able to use that
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Its difficult to get a puppy to pee outside in pouring rain.
You must go outside with him, not just expect him to brave the elements on his own.

Often times it helps to hold an umbrella over him.
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Ditto the umbrella.. Umbrella, patience/stubbornness, and awesome treats once they do it.
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Lol, get wet yourself/ hold and umbrella.

No offense ment here. But you really seem like you don't have a handle on your dog. You really need to remember that he is just a BABY. They don't come knowing everything OR understanding what you want. It takes a lot of work to raise a puppy which is why you see so many adolescent dogs in shelters.

Have you bought the book "Puppy Primer" yet? If not you really need to.
Amazon.com: The Puppy Primer (9781891767135): Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., Brenda Scidmore: Books Amazon.com: The Puppy Primer (9781891767135): Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., Brenda Scidmore: Books
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No offense ment here. But you really seem like you don't have a handle on your dog. You really need to remember that he is just a BABY. They don't come knowing everything OR understanding what you want. It takes a lot of work to raise a puppy which is why you see so many adolescent dogs in shelters.

Have you bought the book "Puppy Primer" yet? If not you really need to. Amazon.com: The Puppy Primer (9781891767135): Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., Brenda Scidmore: Books
Actually I did go outside with him, held an umbrella over him and even went under the covering with him. He hates being outside & won't go out on his own, so many times I end up trying to coax him to come with me and I'll have him on leash so he can stay & do his business instead of bolting for the door. He'll do his business if I'm lucky and then run for the door and scratch until someone lets him in (and I'm still outside during this time).

I did my research before getting a dog and knew most of what I was up against before getting one, but the dog we got had some serious issues before we got him, one being that he was taken away from his mom too early and left in a closed stall most of the time with his siblings & they'd muck around in the dirt with very little human contact.

I'm not taking offense but it seems that I'm having to re-train him on many aspects.

I will look into the book however.
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Actually I did go outside with him, held an umbrella over him and even went under the covering with him. He hates being outside & won't go out on his own, so many times I end up trying to coax him to come with me and I'll have him on leash so he can stay & do his business instead of bolting for the door. He'll do his business if I'm lucky and then run for the door and scratch until someone lets him in (and I'm still outside during this time).

I did my research before getting a dog and knew most of what I was up against before getting one, but the dog we got had some serious issues before we got him, one being that he was taken away from his mom too early and left in a closed stall most of the time with his siblings & they'd muck around in the dirt with very little human contact.

I'm not taking offense but it seems that I'm having to re-train him on many aspects.

I will look into the book however.
On a positive note, you do seem to have your dogs best interests at heart, hence looking for the advice. Best of luck with him as I think he is going to be lots of hard work. It will be worth it though!
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