We rescue Pixie on our doorstep when she was 3 months old. Long story short, we learned a few days later that she had (before being dumped) been living in her own urine and fecal matter in a kennel.
Well, that year was HARD despite incredible consistency in potty training her. And she honestly, despite my very best efforts, still goes to the bathroom in the house when she damn well wants to. Lol.
Usually because of rain and thunder, which she hates. And that adorable 3 month old pup is now an 8 year old dog.
I have to say that this is a lifelong issue, and usually only managed when we’re keeping her in her kennel area (kind of, she has a pee spot on her bed right now. She honestly will go wherever, whenever if she has to go).
Recently I’ve been wondering about trying something new, a bell on the door (which I don’t think will work because it’s the wet, mosquito back yard she hates from all the rain) or a puppy pad.
But how do I go about puppy pad training her for the times she doesn’t go outside? Or better yet, how on earth do I get her to go outside? I’m constantly picking up poop from the upstairs (where she hides to do it) and if she can’t get there she goes in my closet.
It’s so frustrating! She’s an incredible dog other than just being a stubborn mess on the poop front.
No medical issues that I know of. And she’s fed on schedule twice per day (a grain free food). 🏻