View Full Version : Afraid of go to the backyard at night!!!

20th November 2006, 10:48 PM
My pup Lia, 9 weeks old, is potty trained in the backyard, but at night she's afraid to go outside to pee. She is a little bit afraid when playing outside and pees inside at the door.
How can I manage that?
(she can't go at the street because of her vaccinations)

21st November 2006, 03:39 AM
go outside with her. :flwr: She's so young!! At this stage you should really be going outside with her and praising her every single time she's gone potty immediately when she squats. Good Luck! :flwr:

matties mum
21st November 2006, 07:48 AM
Yes do go outside with her it works We had Barney when he was about
13 weeks old in march and I spent a long time all day and some nights with him standing with him and when he did either loads of treats now unles he is ill he let us know when he wants to go out I had forgot what hard work puppys can be----Aileen

21st November 2006, 12:46 PM
LMAO Maxx is 7 and still scared to go out in the dark on his own to pee - I'm the idiot outside in my jamas, slippers and carrying a brolly at 3am :lol:

Just go out with her, she's only a baby :flwr:

murphy's mum
21st November 2006, 06:08 PM
We had to get a security light put up that was strong enough to light the whole garden. Before this Murphy would just stand and bark at nothing! :sl*p:

He started to toilet in the house about that time so we're having to start training all over again. He is a big chicken really :lol:

21st November 2006, 06:46 PM
i have a garden light ......i always go outside with the dogs ( best excuse i can think of for a ciggie ) opss bad girl :roll:

Cathy T
21st November 2006, 07:13 PM
My guys will sit and stare out the doggie door if I've forgotten to turn on the outside light. Neither of them will go out in the dark.

21st November 2006, 09:43 PM
Then I see Is normal!!!1

But I have a good new!!!! Lia pees outside at night!!!!!! Not exactly in the dark ( you have to imagine, me on my pj's, sleepy, with a light in my hand)

23rd November 2006, 03:05 AM
I was having the same problem. It was quite funny actually because I couldn't figure out why the boys wouldn't venture into the back yard in the evening. One night when Cody was having the runs, I was up at 4 am to take him out to prevent a major mess in the crate. At the same time my fiancee apparently went to the bathroom and turned the light on, it light up the whole backyard because a window faces that direction!!! Cody rushed right out and did his business. Now every time I take them out at night I just turn all the lights in the house on :lol:

It would probably just be easier to get outdoor lighting installed, but hey. We just moved in!! :D

2nd December 2006, 10:56 PM

2nd December 2006, 11:16 PM
My Cody is about 3 years old and i still have to accompany her outside after dark, the big scaredy cat :lol: And as Justine says, it's a good opportunity to have a ciggie :lol:

Joanne M
8th December 2006, 03:15 AM
I have the opposite problem my back yard is not lighted. Tucker is black, and I cannot see him, he takes off and I want to see where he's off too, and I cannot because he blends in with the darkness. He has no fear. When I'm in my nightie and slippers, I really don't want to go trudging in the yard. I have to get exterior lighting. And ladies I prefer to smoke my ciggie in the comfort of my deck or porch! :D