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Its still quite a ways from spring here but I've been thinking more and more about it and I want to try and train Callie for outside (I got her in october and it was already far too cold to take a puppy out). I remember hearing a few people on the site who have done this already with their dogs and I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to start.
 

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Sorry, no advices here since that I've always trained my dogs to go to the bathroom outside.
I am sure it is going to be a big change for her and it might take a while until she gets used to it.
Best of luck! :wink:
 

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Ill be in the same boat soon too! I am thinking it may not work with my girl but........we will see.
 

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It will go just fine girls!! You guys have seen pictures of my tiny Chloe?? She lived in a Gerbil cage untill she was 4months old and then a small Kennel. I did not even take her outside untill she was 7months old :shock:
The minute I set her down on the ground she went "tinkle". It is just instinct to pee outside. My other two guys go outside and on their pads...no problem at all :wink: :D

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At first you can take the pee pads outside and put them on the ground, and then sit your pup on the pad and tell them to go. After a few more times, get rid of the pad, but continue to take them out and tell them to go. When they do, GO NUTS! Tell them in your most silly-excited voice, what a GOOD dog they are. Me="LOOK AT MY BABY GIZMO GOING POTTY OUTSIDE LIKE A BIG BOY!!!" Do it everytime he goes.

Take the pup outside:

1. As soon as they wake up.
2. After meals
3. After lots of running around and playing.
4. Before bed.

With Gizmo, he went from a crate to being confined to the kitchen with baby gates and potty pads. After a few weeks of going outside, we took the gates down, but left the potty pad in the kitchen, just in case. We noticed that he used the potty pads less and less, until it was every few days, so we removed the potty pad. I think that told him that he's not supposed to go there anymore, and he didn't. Then, the best part, and the part where you know you've got it down, is when the dog is able to communicate to you that it needs to go out, (sitting at the door, or barking and pacing-you'll know their body language.) It's pretty exciting when they do tell you for the first time. :)

We'll be working on Piper's transition to outside in about 3-4 weeks.

Good Luck.
 

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sjc said:
It will go just fine girls!! You guys have seen pictures of my tiny Chloe?? She lived in a Gerbil cage untill she was 4months old and then a small Kennel. I did not even take her outside untill she was 7months old :shock:
The minute I set her down on the ground she went "tinkle". It is just instinct to pee outside. My other two guys go outside and on their pads...no problem at all :wink: :D

sandra
I have taken Bindi out several times now with big brother on walks she wont go no matter what, she waits til she gets home :roll:
 

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Kemos mama---Wow! My three literally have a "Pee-Fest" when they go outside :lol: I like the idea of being able to leave them for long periods of time and they will go on the pads also. Just keep taking Bindi out and she will eventually go outside. :)

I just remembered, I have a friend in Okla City and her "Poncho" is so Litter box trained, he wont go anywhere else either???? Don't get it?? :shock:

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