I have a few questions/concerns and I'm hoping that someone out there might be able to help me.
We just got a 12 week old female tri (her names is Padden). We've had her for 1.5 weeks now and she is the sweetest puppy ever. She comes to work with me everyday after lunch and sleeps on my lap until its time to go home!
We had a few issues in the begining with potty training. She was used to pee pads but after a couple days she was going on the rugs in the house and playing with her pee pads. So we switched over to crate training and watching her like a hawk and carrying her down the elevator to go out. For the first few days she would walk around outside with her tail between her legs and once the weather got cold she would just shake. It took a few days but she always goes potty outside but only on the concrete! We can't get her to go on anything else. Dirt or grass. She loves sniffing the concrete or the street but isn't very interested in the grass or dirt. How can we get her to go potty where we want her to?
She also will not go on walks or doesn't really like going outside. (she's used to her leash and her harness) We take her out at times other than to go potty and she just sits down and will let me drag her the entire way. I've tried to make it fun for her and even tried to hold treats in front of her but she catches on and just plops her butt down and stares up at me or jumps up to be picked up. When she knows that we've turned around to go back she gets so excited and prances or sprints the entire way back to the building!!!!!
And runs the entire way down the hall, to the elevator, and to our unit.
She just loves to be inside. But how do I get her to want to go on walks?
We're taken her out to a very grassy area where we can let her off the lead and we'll walk ahead of her for awhile until she runs towards us. She does like playing there but only when we have toys and throw them so she can chase after them.
Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated! I really don't know what else to do and I don't want to have to drag her out of the building or carry her to go outside forever. We are very active and love going hiking and it would be very unfortunate if Padden couldn't or didn't want to join us.