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    Oh how a doggy door would make things easier... but we have a Ragdoll cat. And he's not allowed outside cause parents dont want him stolen. He wants to go outside all the time, just sitting at the door, silently begging for us to open it... and that leaves Dora with no free access to the yard.

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    then u are likely to have accidents until she is more mature & u need to be more aware of the likely times she needs to go.

    Or easier still leave her out more so there are not so many slip ups.

    My puppies go outside when I'm not prepared to watch them, after meals, waking, I stand at the kitchen window see them go and let them in.

    I don't put the pressure on myself or the dog. I also think the more times they go outside "naturally" without been taken out the quicker they seem to associate outside with toileting. And I walk them out not carry them.

    Being outside also builds confidence.

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    Yep, I'd love to have her outside, but the yelps... unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Yep, I'd love to have her outside, but the yelps... unbelievable.
    Look Masha, this problem is not going to get any better IMO because you're not allowing it to. MAC is spot on - Dora must have access to outside, or if not, she MUST spend a hell of a lot more time outside, where she can urinate and defaecate without getting into troubel. Only then, when she is regularly going outside to the toilet, will she start to get the picutre. You simply vcannot shut a puppy inside a house and expect it to become toilet trained.

    You also have another problem that you need to attend to ASAP, which is the yelping etc when she is put outside. This is separation anxiety, and it must be solved quickly or you will be very very sorry down the track. Not good for Dora either, and also explains a tad of her other behavioural problems.

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    Oh... How do I solve it?

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    How do you solve what, exactly? Which issue?

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    The seperation anxiety. SHouldve made myself clearer, sorry

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    Well, like a few of us have just explained to Amy in another thread, it is about slowly getting the dog used to being outside, and more importantly, alone - or separate from you to be more exact.

    Grab some earplugs if you must, and put her outside. Make sure she is in a safe environment with secure fencing. Water, shade etc, maybe a couple of her favourite toys, and let her roar her lungs out. No other way for it I'm afraid.

    Now the crunchy part must be the timing. Once she has settled down (10 minutes to ten hours JK) and is silent for a couple of minutes or so, then go outside and praise her. As I say, the timing must be right, as Dora must learn that it is her being quiet that is good.

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    Oh and BTW, this must be done again...and again...and again...get the pciture Masha?

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    Yes
    She is fine home alone with the cat (asked neighbours if they heard barking), but I will get her used to outside.
    Thanks for the advice

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