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    Hi guys,

    Be gentle with me as this is my first post!

    We have a 14 month schnauzer/poodle/cocker spaniel male. Although he is house trained and has a doggy door we still struggle to get him to goto the toilet in the backyard when its raining or has been raining.

    If we are home, he will pee by the door leading to the backyard and if we aren't home, he will pee by the front door in our lounge room.

    He is happy to go outside with me in the rain (not in backyard tho) and pee/poo, but I can't get him to come out to the backyard if its raining.

    Your help would help be great!!

    PS - I think that I should stay in the backyard with him in the rain until he goes and reward, but the timing is difficult as it needs to be raining and he must need to go! Any ideas that I could work on in the interim would be much appreciated.

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    As with puppy training - take him out when you think it's time to go like after dinner, after a play, after he wakes up from a sleep. Carry him out into the middle of the space/lawn where you want him to go and put him down so his paws get wet and cold, and don't let him in until he goes.

    Failing that, build a veranda or lean to with a fire hydrant under it.

    I don't think it's going to rain again where I live for the next six months so depending where you live, it might not be an issue for a while.

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    Can neighbours see in your back yard?
    Am on a farm so this worked for me when house training Pretty...I peed on the lawn and lavishly praised her when she did the same beside me. (haven't in rain though, (what is that) and you have to drink a lot of water.)

    Wish I had thought of it for Shads 15yrs ago, would of saved heaps of time, lol.

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    I have the same issue with many rescues. I currently have a little girl in that doesn't like to get her tootsies wet. I just become SUPER vigilant every time it rains. I take her outside and we both stay out there together. We have areas where trees stop a litle of the rain and another gazebo thing that is almost rain proof and I pitter around these areas encouraging her to potter and hopefully to wee. I also put her out and rpevent her coming back in for a while every few hours if I haven't the time to stay out with her.

    If none of that is suitable, I'd just resign yourself to putting down paper every time it rains.
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    Lol at DiDee1

    I used to try that with Frosty but she won't mark where I've been or where any dog has been.

    For those that do have dogs that mark - you can always pee in a bucket in privacy and pour that where you want the dog to go, but it won't help with dogs that don't like going out in the rain.

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    Never thought of a bucket..that would help when scanning the skies for crop dusters.

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    I'm glad I'm not the only crazy one.

    I currently use the stuff for gardening. Just found out that Urea (urine based product) will kill any kind of legume weed - and I've got a surplus so going to try that out. And diluted about 1 part U to 10 parts water - is good under lemon and citrus trees - to keep everything nice and green. And given the price of fertilizer these days, why waste what you've got.

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    We used to get urea by the semi trailer load, lol. Use dynamic lifter (chook poo) when we have a crop.

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    Di Dee that is hilarious! I actually tried that when he was a puppy after a few beers but never really worked out if it worked!

    Took him out the other day in the backyard, stood in the rain with him for 30 minutes and nothing. I had to goto work so took out to another outdoor area and he went straight away. Grrr

    He seems happy to go in the backyard when the weather is fine so I don't know what the issue is when its raining. We're looking into a kennel and locking him out there during the day when its raining (there are parts undercover). Maybe this will get him into the habit

    PS rocky loves swimming, doesnt mind bathes etc etc

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