|Barked: Tue Nov 16, '10 2:18pm PST |
|OP, I'm not sure how old you are, but can you walk Jersey by yourself? Walking my pups always makes them "go." Maybe a walk about an hour or so before bedtime? Would your mom be willing to walk with you? I'm not sure if the puppies are still with you from your diary posts, but if they are, they're too young to go (wait until they've had their puppy shots through about 16 weeks). Jersey would definitely benefit from some structured excercise, and I'm sure she'd enjoy the one on one with you, as well. The walk will also allow you to work on obedience with her. Is Jersey basically and "outside" dog? If so, then I would guess she isn't house trained. What about installing a pet door on the patio where she sleeps at night? A healthy adult dog should be able to hold it overnight without problems, provided you allow them to eliminate before bed. Max is about the same age, and even going before bed he'll sometimes wake me up when he needs to go out during the night.
As far as cleaning up the pee and poop (which I think is what you were talking about), it is part of pet ownership. Wear gloves, arm yourself with some papertowels and plastic bags, and go to town. Not to mention, think how impressed your mom will be to see you take the initiative and clean it up. There are pooper scoopers you can buy as well, but you'll still have to clean up the floor since this is on your patio. You can use a solution of vinegar (ask your mom to help you mix it) to disinfect and santize the patio.
Since you are young, I am not going to lecture you about breeding (or allowing Jersey to be bred) but I sincerely hope you will consider researching and talking to your parents about having her spayed. One litter is plenty, and now you've experienced "the miracle of life" if that was your purpose in breeding her. Get her spayed now so you won't have to worry about her through another pregnancy, or deal with any more heat cycles.
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