Mel_David Posted June 8, 2007 Report Share Posted June 8, 2007 Hi everyone... I am new to the forum and just got my border collie a month ago(She is 12 weeks now). Lexi was great with potty training until about a week ago and this is where my questions stem from. She used to "go potty" as soon as I let her out and rarely had an accident in the house. She has recently started holding it as long as she can and has pretty much stopped going outside at all. I stay outside with her on the leash for 15-30 minutes and take her back in and crate her if she doesn't go but this hasn't seemed to make a difference. She does go inside if she can but I keep her leashed to me inside now. Yesterday I got home from work at 3:30PM and let her out immediately she did not go. I continued to crate and let her out at 15 minute intervals and still nothing. I went to dinner at 7 and when I returned she had gone in her crate. She is an inside dog but we are very active with her... daily walks, hiking trails, swimming at the lake, running and playing with my other dog in the field and so on so she gets a great deal of exercise, attention and love. We took her to the vet earlier in the week and he asked for a urine sample but I can't get one if she doesn't go. She seems very happy and healthy eating well and playing etc. I feel like this is more of a behavioral issue than anything else so does anyone have any ideas or tips to get her going back outside? Thanks! Sorry if this is on the wrong discussion board I wasn't sure where to place this question... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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