|Barked: Sun Dec 5, '10 5:18am PST |
|I think there are lots of reasons...little dogs are, I believe, given way too much "house freedom" before bigger dogs since they are believed to get into less trouble. A house is HUGE to a small dog and it's easy for them to find a spot which they consider far enough away from where they actually live and sleep. People tend to baby small dogs and don't take them out if it's raining or cold or hot, etc. And, finally, there is a HUGE difference between a little brown tootsie roll left somewhere and a huge cow flop which soaks into the rug. And, about 3 tablespoons of urine vs. two cups or more.
I know that Beanie sometimes leaves a couple of tootsie rolls on the scatter rug in my bathroom. I just pick it up and flush. Were that one of my labs, it would be a major clean up! BTW... I also know when Beanie does that it's MY fault... mostly because I am just too lazy to get up and put him outside since it's only going to be a couple of tiny, hard pieces, very easy to clean up. Which is probably the major reason MY small dogs aren't terribly well housetrained!!!
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