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5th October 2006, 09:56 PM
Holly is house trained. Only trouble is, she doesn't like the wet. Or rather, she doesn't like wet, cold and windy. Result: on a day like today, Holly takes one ambles outside, realises it's yucky, and pees inside. Thankfully, on the kitchen lino. She's immaculate the rest of the time. Oddly, she's quite happy to poo outside, regardless of the weather.

Anyone else find this? :roll: :roll:

Denise G.
5th October 2006, 10:24 PM
Oh yes...Miss Mia doesn't like wet grass at all. She'll poo, but won't pee on it. She much prefers the carpet on these occasions. :roll:

You're not alone...

5th October 2006, 10:27 PM
I buy those puppy wee wee pads and my boys will use them. Comes in very handy, one night we had bad storms and tornado warnings so there was no way we were going outside.

Cupcake Love
5th October 2006, 11:38 PM
I have this issue with Cupcake; it's like her little potty system shuts down when the temperature drops below a certain point. My husband built a "potty box" (a 3'x3' box that she can step into) that we lined with potty pads and put in the garage for her use when it's cold outside. Seems to work pretty well, though it took a bit getting used to since she is trained to only "go" on the grass. :)

Besides, she is pretty sure it's discrimination that EVERYONE but her gets to go to the bathroom in the house - the cats have their litter box, mom and dad have that fun bowl with water and what does she get? The wet icky grass! :p

Cathy Moon
6th October 2006, 12:48 AM
:lol: Ohhh I've been through this with little miss India when she was younger!!! She did not want to go out in the rain. :roll: I used to have to put on my raincoat, get the umbrella and leash, then take her out and wait for her to wee, then she'd get a treat and come back indoors. Thought we'd never get past this! But we did at age 2 or so. I think the key is taking them out so they won't have an 'accident' in the house. The treats help, too, to convince them it's a good thing to wee outside! :lol:

6th October 2006, 01:07 AM
It seems to be mainly first thing in the morning on a rainy day that's she's likely to have an accident. I'll have to start bringing the puppy out next week anyway, so I suppose Holly can jolly well come with me and do her stuff while I'm standing with Chloe.

Cathy Moon
6th October 2006, 01:12 AM
Ah yes, under the umbrella in the cold chilly rain early in the morning with 2 little dogs. ;) :flwr:

Cathy T
6th October 2006, 01:27 AM
Oh yes!! Jake used to do this. Oddly enough he's very happy to stand in the rain but didn't like to step on the wet grass to pee. Shelby won't go potty on the wet wood chips but she will on the wet grass. Go figure!

6th October 2006, 03:04 AM
Sabrina hates the wet grass and once she steps into the grass and its wet she backs up on the sidewalk holds her leash in her mouth and sits in protest, I have to make her come out and do her business. She also won't go potty in another yard, as soon as we get back to our yard she goes potty right away.

6th October 2006, 10:44 AM
Yep I am out there most days when it is raining with a dressing gown on boots and a coat on standing in the middle of the garden saying go wee wee...... :roll: - Don't know why as they love going in the bloody sea when we were on holiday!!!!

6th October 2006, 01:27 PM
Merlin will hold on until bursting if its raining. He'll cry in the night, so you get up, coat on etc open the back door.....he'll stand inside looking to see if its raining....... if it is.... back to bed he goes and waits until morning!

If its still raining, he will dash out - pee under the plastic garden table on the decked area we have and then dash back in.

He has been known to hold on number 2's for a long time if he is that way inclined and the weather is bad. :sl*p:

6th October 2006, 04:12 PM
Wow! Well done Merlin :shock: I think I'd rather be relieved but I guess a dog's logic doesn't work that way :D

Lisa... you must be counting the hours!!!

6th October 2006, 08:53 PM
oooh this is the same with jadan. we have to make sure the door is shut so he cant bolt back in again. umberella.lead.treat. or he finds something undercover. at the moment its his cross tunnel that he goes to and we have to catch him before he does it and lure him elsewhere. we arent even into winter yet....well after all the rain weve had maybe we are! :roll:

6th October 2006, 09:03 PM
LMAO at all these spolied babies :lol: Mine aren't spoilt at all icon_whistling Nope... *shakes head* it wasn't my hubby who had to design the garden around the dogs icon_whistling

We have now got a zigzag shaped raised lawn and Maxx will walk on the stones around it until he gets to the pebbles and then do his no 1's and 2's over there - he is far too delicate to walk on wet grass :lol:

Charlie just dives out and does a wee and then dives back in again. I much prefer this to his old trick of going out the garden, pretending to wee and then coming in and peeing on my Persian rug :x :yikes:. Hopefully, we've cracked that trick of his ...

Daisy's Mom
6th October 2006, 09:21 PM
Oh boy! I was planning on posting about this very topic! Daisy HATES to walk on wet grass, and especially if it's cold outside. She has scratched on the door or rang her little bell to go out before, and then when the door is opened and she discovers it's raining, she does a quick change to reverse gear and backs right on in. And then you know she has to go potty, but you just can't make her do it outside. So then I have to put her in the crate or stay one step behind her to avoid an accident. Very frustrating!

She's only 5 months, so it is somewhat encouraging that some Cavs have grown out of this, but 2 YEARS?!!! I think I'll lose my mind before then. I have to carry her out when it's wet out and put her on the lawn, and not merely a few feet out, but WAY out, or else she'll just hop back on the concrete of our patio and not get the job done. Actually, in the early morning, if it's chilly, she has begun peeing on the concrete. I don't like this, but I've not made an issue of it. Frankly, at 3 in the morning, I'm not likely to complain about anything that gets the job done more quickly. She won't poo on it, though, thank goodness.

If she really has to go poop, and she can't get away with slinking off to do it in the house when no one is looking, she will eventually submit to being taken outside. She will wander around the perimeter of the patio a few times, trying to figure out a way to do it on the grass without actually walking on it. One time, she actually wedged one back leg against the brick wall of the house, and put the other little back foot on this hose reel thing that happened to be sitting by the house so she accomplished the poop without touching the ground. What a princess! I had to laugh, but I do see trouble ahead.

What are we going to do this winter?!!! I wonder if we had a little pea-gravel area if that would work? If we don't think of anything that will satisfy her persnickety self, I'm worried about serious backsliding on the housetraining come winter. That would not be good. It's been a long road already, and not one I want to go down again.

6th October 2006, 09:33 PM
Daisy's Mom,

Could you maybe get a frame made and put some pebbles or pea gravel in it for her? My two much prefer the pebbles we've now got in most of our garden and tbh I prefer them as it means no muddy pawprints to have to keep wiping up off the wooden flooring :lol:

Our pebbles are about 1/2" in size.

This is a bit of our garden before the Leylandii came down


And this is what the pebbles that replaced the trees are like


The dogs much prefer them :D

6th October 2006, 09:39 PM
Ummmmmm I seem to be the exception here. I haven't a single blade of grass in my garden. Not a one. I knew when I got the house that I was getting the dog, so the grass was the first thing to go. Pretty pink red and yellow concrete slabs for me :roll: I think Holly might actually be ok on the grass- she missed it so much when my parents followed my example and ditched theirs :lol:

And Cecily, I'm torn between mad excitement, and trying to forget all about it on the principle that a watched kettle never boils! :D

Daisy's Mom
7th October 2006, 01:49 AM
Donna -- that's a good idea to frame in a little area and put smooth gravel. I hope she would agree to use it. I have a feeling we are going to have to do something like that.


(Daisy's Mom)

7th October 2006, 05:55 AM
Does anyone have any troubles in the winter when it is extremely cold outside? It gets below zero here fairly often at times, I am wondering if I should buy little boots for the dogs when they go outside? I shovel an area on my patio and out into the grass, so that we don't have to trudge thru deep snow, but when it is that bitterly cold, I worry about their paws.

7th October 2006, 07:47 AM
Yep I am out there most days when it is raining with a dressing gown on boots and a coat on standing in the middle of the garden saying go wee wee...... :roll: - Don't know why as they love going in the bloody sea when we were on holiday!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: dogs are almost as crazy as people.

7th October 2006, 08:01 AM
i got zack in january and it was still the rainy season, and he was 4-5 months, during the house training phase, and when it was raining he wouldn't go outside, he'd go to the edge of the door and even step outside, propelled by the psychological momentum of "oh boy, time to go out," until he realized it was raining, it was his first year of life and everything, including rain, was new to him, and at first he didn't expect water to be in the air like that. once he figured it out, he wouldn't go outside. I have a patio and it's surrounded by hard dirt which doesn't get too muddy when it rains. There's not much grass to speak of, the area where zack usually poops is hard dirt. I was thinking of getting some kind of gazebo and creating a shelter out there. I was also thinking of taking him for walks in the neighborhood in the rain because he loves those walks so much, maybe i could get him into the excitment of being out in spite of the rain. Does anyone's dog NOT mind walking in the rain?

I just got Zack his first raincoat last Sunday. It hasn't rained yet, but i want to be ready.


7th October 2006, 08:07 AM
Donna--i love your place. looks comfy.

7th October 2006, 10:19 AM
Donna--i love your place. looks comfy.

Thanks Judy, it's been 3 1/2 years of hard grafting by my hubby to get it sorted out :yikes The garden was overgrown and the house a complete tip when we moved in!