We just fostered and then adopted 2 puppies from Puerto Rico, Xania and Joan, we're not sure of the specific breeds,
we fostered them for 4 weeks, and then adopted them so we've had them for 8 weeks total, and overall they are great dogs, however we are having a few issues:
Joan doesn't listen well to asking her to come at all, she often will get off into the woods and it takes 2-3 minutes to get her to come back. We give her a treat every time that she does come back, and tell her she's a good girl but the next time she goes off she doesn't listen again. Sometimes it seems as though she has the scent of something and is only concentrating on that. I will admit to becoming frustrated with this behavior so I'm reaching out for help.
The other issue that we have is that both dogs will go out together; run around play and just be outside for 15 - 20 minutes and then almost immediately after coming inside they will pee or poop or both on the floor (sometimes on puppy pads, other times not)
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions on how to help overcome these issues, and make our days a bit less frustrating and more full of enjoyment.