08-24-2011, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Tweetiepy
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!