|Barked: Sat Mar 10, '12 8:06pm PST |
|My almost 2-year-old Cairn Terrier, Taffy, was bell-trained to go potty when she was just 12 weeks old. She picked it up immediately, and have had no accidents in the house since then. However, over the past 2-3 months, she has been ringing that bell like crazy! She'll go out and do #1, then 30 minutes later go out and do #2. She's empty! However, about 15 minutes later there's another ding. I'd say 5 times out of 10 she doesn't want to do anything but sniff the wind or just stand there.
We don't have a fenced yard, so we have to take her on a leash every time. During the day when we are at work, she holds it for 8 hours, and at night she'll sleep a solid 11 hours and not have to go, so what's her deal??
How can we re-train her to ONLY hit the bell to actually go potty? We've tried giving her a treat when we come in and she went, and giving her a scolding when she doesn't, but it's not making a difference. Suggestions???
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