Our puppy just turned 1 and since we've had her we have taken her for walks to do her business. Even though I cleaned up after her the neighbors were getting cranky about her using their yards so we decided she needed to use her own yard but she won't. She stays home all day and doesn't go. As soon as we get home we've tried taking her out every 15 min or staying out with her for hours but she just won't go. Finally at 10:00pm last night I walked her to the front of the house she stepped over into the neighbors yard and went. I'm loosing it.
Is there somewhere else you can walk her to so she can go (like not near your neighbors)? You'll have to wait her out; you're trying to undo a behavior that you've condoned for several months. I would take her out to a permissible spot and not move until she goes. When she finally does go, praise her profusely so she'll get the idea that this is what she's supposed to do from now on. If you don't already (and I didn't get the idea from your post that you do), you should keep her on the leash and follow her around until she goes. Don't give her the freedom to go in your neighbors' yard. Would you want a strange dog going in your yard? JMO
jms... as silly as this sounds, pick up in a baggie numerous piles from your pup and place where you want her to go spread out.. i know sounds sick, but its the scent you want!!! Hopefully that will do the trick. Also, do not allow that dog to go into the other yard, keep on a leash if you have to. GL
I feel for you. I have the same problem. Mine will only go on walks, she can be in our yard the whole day and not go. I don't think there's a cure, I've been battling this for two years and just gave up. I walk her on the sidewalk or in the street until we reach a spot where I wont get crucified for letting her go there and then give her permission to go. You can try saying a word for pee (whatever word you like) when she 's in the process of peeing and then reward and maybe, if you're lucky, it will eventually work inside your own yard. I've done that with other dogs. Mine couldn't care less about the treats, so it doesn't work, but the dog I had before her would pee on command for a treat. If you find any answers, let me know. Sorry, this probably wasn't much help.
My dogs go in our yard and also go when we are on our walks, I dont let them go in ppls yards, I hate it when i find dog turds in my yard and know they arent my dogs. I worry about sickness and my dogs catching something from it. we live on a privatly owned road and there are 12 open lots for sale so i walk my dogs on that side of the road so they arent in anyones yards. they are also leashed at all times when we are on our walks, But i notice other neighbors let their dogs go in my yard at the end of my drive way- which makes me upset they never pick it up. I do clean up after my dogs when they go. But no one else does around here. There must be like 3 new home owners out here that just got new puppies also, i think they all are golden retrievers- but anyways they let their dogs roam where ever and dont have them on a leash. and then we have the bigger dogs that when they take for a walk they dont leash them and they run threw everyones yard and crap where ever- makes me so mad but what can i do? I would be very upset if i was walking my dogs and those big dogs were out unleashed - the lady that walks that one dog cant even control it.
We also have this one family out here and every time were walking our dogs they run out to see my dogs and want to hold my puppy which i never let them. My dogs arent very social at all and i know its good for them to get to know ppl but how do you say please dont grab at my dogs they arent real ppl friendly?? and no you cant hold my puppy?/ i dont want to be mean and the mother even comes out with her truck load of kids- wanting to know what breed they are and thought that louie was Daisy and Bentleys pups and wanted to know if i was going to breed them that she wanted one. I told her no i wasnt breeding , and she tried to convience me to do so- it isnt happening at all. but still, i dont like ppl coming up to my dogs, Daisy goes crazy barking she isnt social at all and she doenst nip or anything but it isnt a good thing.
First of all, it's extremely rude to let a dog do it's business in someone's yard and then leave it there. Period. Plain and simple. Doesn't matter if you live in town or on a lonely country mile. A responsible individual will PICK IT UP. Just use a sandwich baggie on your hand and scoop it up into a plastic bag or a paper lunch bag lined w/a plastic bag. (To the original poster, thank you for picking up!)That being said, pick up your dogs business from your neighbor's yard, bring it home, and deposit it in your yard where you want your dog to go. If your dog sniffs at it, praise them. Keep doing this consistantly and take your dog out in your yard at a time when you know he's got to go. Be consistant and don't give up after 15 minutes. It's a tremedous amount of work, but part of dog ownership. Don't give up if you don't see progress after a week. It may take many weeks before you dog catches on. But either way, the bottom line is that if he never catches on, you will continue walking your dog as always but you will be conscientous and pick up the poop! :0) And if you're picking up, your neighbors really can't complain.
And to the other poster who won't socialize her dogs...why? You only hurt your dog by making it fearful and potentially dangerous. It's not good enough to say "my dog isn't good with people" you have to recognize the problem and take steps to correct it. As long as your neighbor and her kids are gentle and kind to your pets, they could be a valuable tool for helping your pet to become socialized. Granted, you don't want 10 people mugging your dog at once, but you should be able to set up some safe parameters. Besides, this is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbor and learn about someone else and their life. There is always something we can glean from someone else, even if their lifestyle is completely differant from ours. ;-)