So we have something else in common! LOL. I have watched a mother racoon and her babies come eat our cat's food off our deck more than once, and believe it or not, our cats have brought baby snakes to our back door (you know they like to bring you a treat) needless to say we watch where we step in the summer. That does not include the water moccasins we have around here. Call me paranoid or overprotective, but I know she is safe inside.On the potty pad thing, I thought "easy" was better than my saying I was lazy...haha!
Me either. Our backyard is heavily wooded and steeply sloped so not good for fencing. Taz likes to walk outside at the shopping center. Charlie likes to be outside so I put him on a flexie leash and let him wander around the front yard. Mostly they get exercise from chasing each other around the house. As for housetraining, I find pee pads to be really convenient. I love having them use pads and not having to worry about a walking schedule.Yeah, I do not talk much about my girls not being outside much since so many here walk everyday, have outdoor play areas and such. They go in the car a lot but they are not on the ground often.
THank you to everyone who posted about my obstacle with getting Miya to stop peeing everywhere! You were right, I was giving her too many options. I've limited her area to ONE pee area, using the UGODOG. She is doing great!!! Only one or two accidents on the carpet. I LOVE IT. We have not mastered going potty #2 on her UGODOG though...any idea why this is and what I can do to correct it?Our chihuahua (Gus) 1 year old has no problems at all going pee on his pads but will not for any reason go poo. DOes anyone please have any suggestions or reason why this would be. The potty pad is in a large cage located in our extra bedroom. I change his pad every morning and every evening.
I am guessing if she isn't 2'n on the UGO ~ she has a spot (several possibly)that she does 2. You need to thoroughly clean the area(s) (Nature's Miracle a product like it) to remove the odor because it's a trigger for her to continue to potty there. And then go back to the basics of constant supervision / scheduling potty trips to the UGO. Most likely she has times when you know a 2 is most likely or should be on it's way. Direct her to UGO, if she doesn't 2 tether her to you or crate her until you can get her to 2 on the UGO. She should never be left to her own devices or free roaming until she is reliable.We have not mastered going potty #2 on her UGODOG though...any idea why this is and what I can do to correct it?