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housetraining (leash -- on and off)

June 24th, 2005, 02:07 PM
My puppy (13 weeks) spends her days off leash -- since her day-time keepers have a large property. She is working on housetraining and is coming along -- unfortunately, when we return to my apartment she will not go to the bathroom outside. I think this is a leash issue.

How can I train her to go when she is on leash?

I've spent alot of time outside (1 hour or more) and she still waits until I take her off leash in the apartment. :pawprint:

June 24th, 2005, 03:26 PM
I would keep her on a leash in the apartment for now attached to you. When she looks like she's going to pee take her outside. If she doesn't get the oppertunity to pee in the house because you keep taking her outside, she will eventually go outside, then tons of praise! She will catch on with consistency!

June 24th, 2005, 07:29 PM
Also correcting her bad choices to pee in the house gives you the opportunity to teach her not to pee in the house. Sometimes when we rescue them all of the time they just learn to be rescued - not to ask to go out.