it was 1 degree out this morning. i had Peyton, Minnie, and Tootise dressed warm and i could nt believe it but they all went out for me and then came running back inside ( Latte of course always uses the pee pads )
It's been getting down to -40 celcius (-40 fahrenheit) at night here, and needless to say the boys don't like going out! Even in parkas. They pee right outside the door, and wait until they are back in the elevator to poop.... this is why I wait to take the elevator when there is no one waiting!!!!
They are so house broken, I dont think at this point I can train them to use a peepad. But they stay outside long enough to pee anyway, it's the pooping that is more problematic.
It's -20 here and my 2 go outside with no sweater or jacket they pee and poop quick sometimes run around in the snow lol they lift their feet cuz it's cold but they still go out no problem. We don't use pads at all in my house yuck. Lol they don't like wearing sweaters or jackets this year for some reason so I'm not torturing them they wouldn't go outside without them for 7 and 5 1/2 years so I don't know what's the change now lol. It's been a fairly mild winter except the last two weeks where it's been in the very cold negatives.
We live in Ohio and it has been very cold the last few weeks. I just got my baby Ziggy a few days ago. We are going through the same thing. He finally today went outside. He uses a pee pad too. I just get worried he will get sick being out in the cold. He is only 9 weeks.
Yes, 9 weeks is pretty tiny to endure cold for very long. As long as the trips are very short though he should be fine! Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to have a dog that is both outside and pee pad trained. It just takes a lot more work and dedication.