Elphie, our new two year old pug, is having a hard time. We live in CO and it gets kind of cold and snowy. She hasn't taken well to the cold and takes much, much longer to use the bathroom than when it's warm outside. She tries to run inside and just stares at me when I take her out. My partner took her inside yesterday after she refused to use the bathroom and once they got inside, she went to the bathroom. We have a jacket that helps warm her, but again, it doesn't seem to help.
Straw or hay in an area close to the house! My guys LOVE it!
Chairperson of PDCA Rescue Committee
Standing still gets cold. It's cold here too and I take mine for pretty long walks. They don't seem to get cold then and will always pee and poop. For peeing on the lawn my patent solution is to throw some treats on the ground. Running around sniffing to find them keeps them in the yard and stimulates peeing.
Proud mama to puggies Winston and Ozzie, Slatan the Cat and Zino the horse.
I live in CO also. We make sure Tilly has a place to potty on the grass without snow. We also take her out on a leash to encourage her and you could give a treat as part of the training. This is what it looked like when she was a puppy in training. Remember don't bring in your pug until the job is done.
Hello & to the village! Glad you found us! You've been given good advice already. Be patient and persistent.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
Thanks everyone! I will try some treats and such. Hope it works out. Thanks again!
Was that Tilly? I have quoted that picture a million times encouraging people to believe that housebreaking can happen, I had not remembered that it was you. So glad when you come on board and visit.
Giving a high value treat like meat or cheeze will help reinforcing the behavior of pottying. My pug potties faster when she knows she is getting her ball after she potties. I would also try sprinkling hay ontop of the snow. Hay is grass. So it may also help your pup to potty faster.