My dogs who are chihuahuas and have always used dog doors are now peeing in there pen area instead of going out there dog doors, I think because it is cold outside. This is so frustrating and messy they have always done well before. but whats up are they just lazy? any one no of any deturant for them not to pee in there pen area?
Other then putting heat lamps outside their doggie door so it warm were they go potty nope.
If this summer you put a roof out from the house to give them enough room to potty. then put one or two lights on the rafters(they can be plain old 100 watt bulbs). This will keep it warm in the winter time and also dry. they might go out better then.
As for now not sure what to tell you. other then the usual potty training stuff let them know how very unhappy you are with them for going in the house. Put them out for two or three minutes or how ever long it takes you to clean up their pen.
This might help them get the picture if I just go outside to potty I only have to be out here long enough to do that. If I go in the house then I am stuck out here for a very long time. (it will seem like a long time to them at least).
believe me its cold outside. I have to chase teacup every morning to get him to go out side he's my chi.he will go up to the door and as soon as I open it he feels the cold air hitting him, he will turn around run back to his cage soon as I try to reach down to get him he will fly pass me. then the chaseing game starts.then i start to holler at him ..teacup if you dont come here i'm get your water bottl!. teacup turn around looks at me as to say get it if you like im not going out in the cold and im going to pee wherever i like getting spray will be well worth it . OMG I wish teacup didnt think like a human.