Haha it took me a while to toilet train Kaida, even now sometimes she'll try and have a sneaky wee on the carpet - she does not like getting her paws wet on the dew in the morning!
And I do believe dogs (and other animals) feel jealousy.. It is no where near as developed as ours but I definately believe it is there. You'll always find a bunch of 'experts' that know everything about anything. My sisters dog is a prime example.. Will push any dog out of the way for a pat, whether he knows the person or not!
My dog will avoid going outside when the grass is cold and wet too. Presently she forgets tho, and she always gets out there if I walk out with her. Sometimes she just wants to nick the warm spot on my bed.
At least that's what she does - if I go to the toilet when she's supposed to be going out on the back lawn. And the clue that she's skipped out on her part of the deal - is no wet paw prints across the dry concrete from the lawn.
My neighbours did crack up at me out there late at night going "shitnapiss", "shitnapiss"...
I have read this thread and seen how it went off track then back on track once more.
I personally have had no problems with the grass being wet of cold. Murphy just goes out and does what he has to then back inside.
We tell him what we want and he does understand and sometimes he just wants to stay outside as he feels hot inside.
Murphy is a dog that feels the heat so we are training him in his create that he can get out and find the cooler place to sleep at night. He has followed me to the toilet then went back into his create but I don't know where he did actually sleep that night.
We are making sure that he knows the bed is off limits and this is for us, as I don't want him on our bed when he is full grown.
So to the point made that pups can't hold their wee all night. I disagree, well with Murphy I do, he holds it all night which is from 10.30 to 11.30pm when he has his last wee. Mornings he is out at about 7.30am and we have not had him wee in his create.
I think the diffrence is the age Rid****. Thier pup is 8-9 weeks old. I cant recall how old Murphy is but i think he's a bit older. Mojo couldnt hold it at 8, 9, 10 ,or 11 weeks but now at 14 weeks he can go very close to it but if i'm up for a dunny break the dog comes with me anyway.
Just to touch on the Human emotion thing without starting world war 3, i find it a bit hard to see why a dog can experience feelings like love, loss, happiness, excitment etc etc, all wich are experienced by humans but for some reason cant feel jealous. I havnt read or studied anything about it or even thought about it till reading this thread and since i give my dog so much attention it's always the wife that gets a little jealous, never the dog. I'm probably way wrong but it just seems a little wierd to me.
Dogs do feel jealousy, they just show it differently to how we do.
What they don't feel is the desire for 'revenge'.
Sean when we got Murphy he was only 8 weeks old and he has been in the create every night from day dot. So this means that he was 8 weeks old and holding it all night. So the age thing is still relevant on this thread.
Well the fact is that he did it and he is still doing it.
And no problems to report, so it is saying that some can do it while other can't.
Though this is only with my dog as we have not had a dog inside during the night hours as they have all been outside dogs.
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