|Barked: Thu Nov 5, '09 9:33pm PST |
Phoebe doesn't like to go out and do her "business" when it's raining or the ground is wet, so I sympathize.
What I do with her is strongly encourage her to suck it up, get out there, and do what needs to be done. If she does, I praise her lavishly. If she won't, I confine her to her crate and continue to offer her the opportunity to go out at regular intervals. Eventually she either gets sick of holding it or sick of being in her crate, and she will dash out and do what needs doing. But if I lef her loose in the house, she would almost certainly have an accident. That's the reason for the crate.
So what I would suggest to you is that you continue to give Cooper ample oportnities to go outside to relieve himself. If he won't, when you come back in, put him in a crate or keep him on a leash tethered to you until such time as he breaks down and sees reason. May be a long road, but you can do it!
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