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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Is there a reason she is so confined during the day? Is your yard not safe and secure?

    My dogs are all asleep now, the back door is open three are in the kitchen, puppies included, one is on the outdoor setting chair, another is sunning itself on the grass and ones on the back verandah in the trampoline bed.

    I think unless there is a really good reason for cooping them up they are better off roaming the back yard. That way they are tired of a night and sleep well in their crate (puppies), night run (big dogs).

    To me it would be like spending my day locked in the bathroom.

    With any dog that regresses with toilet training it's back to basics.
    Yes, the reason is because OH and I are paranoid first time puppy owners! But in all seriousness I guess that is the truth. There are VERY small gaps under the fence on top of the retaining wall that she could of squeezed through as a pup but I don't know that she could get through them now. I HATE the though of us coming home and her not being there.

    During weekends and days that we are home with her (OH works a rotating roster of shifts so is home 1 or 2 days a week) the backdoor is left open and she has free range of the yard. On those days she never has any accidents inside. Unless its raining then she is a princess about getting her feet wet!

    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    I was going to suggest setting an alarm aswell, but since Amy original thread was 'save our sleep' I thought it wouldnt go down well lol
    I am happy to get up and take her out but I honestly think the wee'ing a poo'ing in the bigger bathroom is a learnt behaviour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post



    I am happy to get up and take her out but I honestly think the wee'ing a poo'ing in the bigger bathroom is a learnt behaviour.

    Alarm setting it is then lol, she will soon unlearn it. 2/3am wakeups will be good practice for when you have a child anyways hun :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    Alarm setting it is then lol, she will soon unlearn it. 2/3am wakeups will be good practice for when you have a child anyways hun :P
    *sigh* I suppose! Poppy better be well and truly sleeping through by the time we have babies! I am not waking up to a doggy and a baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    *sigh* I suppose! Poppy better be well and truly sleeping through by the time we have babies! I am not waking up to a doggy and a baby!
    she will probably be waking you up to go get the baby lol Im sure she will be a great little baby watchdog

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    Then you have got to fix the fences.

    When she gets older and braver she may squeeze thru one otherwise.

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    Batty can get himself through a couple of little spots. Levi doesn't help the situation at all though. He makes the holes bigger!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Then you have got to fix the fences.

    When she gets older and braver she may squeeze thru one otherwise.
    Okay, bearing in mind we are in a rental what can we use to patch up the little gaps? They are literally no more than 10 ish cm.

    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    she will probably be waking you up to go get the baby lol Im sure she will be a great little baby watchdog
    Lol! I hope so, its one of the reasons we wanted her breed, because we knew they are good with children.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Batty can get himself through a couple of little spots. Levi doesn't help the situation at all though. He makes the holes bigger!!
    Well then Poppy can probably do the same. What do you use to cover the gaps up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    Okay, bearing in mind we are in a rental what can we use to patch up the little gaps? They are literally no more than 10 ish cm.
    Lol! I hope so, its one of the reasons we wanted her breed, because we knew they are good with children.



    Well then Poppy can probably do the same. What do you use to cover the gaps up?
    I would suggest bricks? Dig a little hole inthe ground and stand the bricks up in a row (so they are taller - iykwim- ) and half burry them so she can't move them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebec View Post
    I would suggest bricks? Dig a little hole inthe ground and stand the bricks up in a row (so they are taller - iykwim- ) and half burry them so she can't move them.
    Good idea! Can we buy bricks from bunnings? Or would we need to find somewhere that specialised in bricks? Can you buy bricks in small quantities?

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    if you have a dump or recycling place around your area you could try there, Alot of left over bricks from build sites get dumped.

    I don't think they have bricks at bunnings (pls correct me if im wrong), i know they have tiles - which could also work -

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