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    Default Housetraining-the dog or me?

    Why do we say we are house training our puppies its more like he's training me?


    AHHHHH Fletcher just ate his evening meal and normally we go directly outside but we are having a thunderstorm so I left him in his crate a little longer hoping the rain would slow up. Well it did and I took him out with a big golf umbrella trying the cover the puppy more than me. He sniffed around and around rain started pouring again but I was NOT going in until he went. He finally peed I was hoping for more but... I got soaked (oh well at least its not cold out) and put him in his crate while I went to change my clothes then I let him out to play a little with me for a few. Well, sure enough he started sniffing around and around a sure sign he needed to go you know what. So back outside we went. I got soaked over again but he did his business outside. All the house training tips say to watch your puppy carefully to avoid accidents before they happen well I went for that tonight at all costs and won. Oh its a good thing I love that little monster!! I hope he is good to go for a bit or at least until the thunderstorms pass or my husband gets home. HAHAHAA Gonna go start a load of laundry now. Oh the joys of owning a puppy I wouldn't trade it for the world, but its an adventure, a sense of humor diffidently required.

    Please feel free to laugh at me! I got so wet I really looked like I stepped into the shower fully clothed twice! My kids thought it was funny.

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    Next time they chuckle at you, tell them they're next in line to take him out when it's raining.

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    Oh, my. This sounds so familiar. We went through so much trying to housetrain Bentley as he was our first inside dog ever and we're in our 70s! He's now 1 1/2 years old and always "tells" us by scratching on the wood blind on the door. (Don't ask what the blind looks like now!) I normally have absolutely no patience for such a thing as walking a dog round & round in the rain & windbut, oh what we will do for our cavs! He's been a lifesaver for us since the death of the daughter in Dec. Such a comfort.

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    looked like I stepped into the shower fully clothed twice!
    Melissa, should have just gone naked, with a poncho!!! Opps sorry you don't live in California do you!
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    Great job!
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    Great result!

    If it makes you feel better I had to take my four out in their rainjackets this evening (no choice when I'm at my house which is in the city; they have to be walked; out at my partner's they can just pop outside to go and no walk involved). Don't have to use the jackets as often as you'd think for Ireland; nonetheless I have put in many hours over the years waiting for dogs to pee on a rainy walk...
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    I hate when storms turn into tornado warnings. Living in the south this year it's seemed like every t storm has has spin off tornados.
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Henry Boy View Post
    I hate when storms turn into tornado warnings. Living in the south this year it's seemed like every t storm has has spin off tornados.
    Yes and hurricane season is just started and we've already had named storms. I think its going to be a rocky weather year. Do you live near the coast? We do and don't, I mean we live inland but not far enough from the bay....however we have stayed for the last few hurricanes Irene last year (which made a direct hit thankfully it wasn't too bad) and Isabelle I few years back (which got up pretty good, no power for 12 days after). If you do make sure you have your supplies ready. I remember was it Hugo that got SC last? Ah, but at least with hurricanes the news goes nuts like a week before so you have time to decide what to do...but the first thing the store runs out of is water and batteries so buy them now. Also I think a big supply you need and most people don't think about is an extra tank for the grill (without power its your only way to cook)

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    We are right on the coast in Myrtle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Henry Boy View Post
    We are right on the coast in Myrtle.
    So you know what I mean. Fingers crossed I'm wrong about the hurricane season.

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