i was stupid and pee pad trained my puppy. i have been trying to get her to go outside to potty but she just won't go, i have even take the pee pad outside and did the hour by hour and 10 min in the kennel then tried again and she just won't do it. she is now 10 mo and when i ask my dogs (2 other ones 3 yrs and 1 1/2 years) to go outside she runs and hides in her kennel so when i get her out she just sits on the patio and shakes i am at a lose and don't know what else i can do. if i don't nip this in the butt i am going to have to re home her. HELP!!! thank you angie
How long have you had the puppy and where did you acquire her (i.e. breeder, shelter, rescue, etc)?
Definitely do not give up, with routine it will happen. She sounds as though she needs some confidence and is simply unsure of the new routine right now.
It IS possible for them to be trained to both pads or newspapers and outdoors. All of mine are trained both ways. Not only because I have a toy breed and the winter can be hard to get them out in, lol. BUT we also show and during show season, it is not uncommon for us to be gone for long hours each day at the shows. This way our dogs are not expected to hold it for longer than is fair and have access to a way to relieve themselves exceptably.
Not to mention, we have several geriatric aged dogs that simply cannot always hold it as long as they want and sometimes the papers are their only option to an accident.
With a little more info, I'm sure folks here can help you out, dont give up!
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