Cass C Posted September 19, 2014 Report Share Posted September 19, 2014 As most of you know about 2 weeks ago I finished the remodel on my back yard, complete with new Sod. I also build a nice chain link dog run put a layer of straw on the ground specifically for the dogs to go potty in so their urine doesn't ruin the sod. I even placed it where they usually potty, to help the transition. I don't know whether it's Lily's working genetics making her smart and eager to please or possibly just that she is about 6 months younger than Lyka, but she got the new potty spot down in roughly 24 hours. She doesn't seem to potty outside of the dog run unless it is an emergency and I took too long to get her outside. My issue is that Lyka refuses to potty in the kennel. I've been trying to teach Lyka the same way I did Lily, which is by taking her out to the kennel on a leash and trying to wait her out. Lyka refuses we stood in the cage for two hours, but she refused to go. Then I started leading her inside and she walked and peed in the grass on the way back. I think I'm doing something wrong with her, because she just isn't getting it. I've been treating it like house training where the grass is the house, but do you think I'm just confusing her? My grandma has her toy poodles trained to only potty in a dog run so I know it is possible, but they have been trained to go there since 8 weeks old. I guess my main question is has anyone here ever retrained a dog to potty in one specific spot in a yard after they had been allowed to go wherever they wanted for 6 months? If so how did you do it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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