My boyfriend recently took one of our 1-year-old pups with him while he works of state. He can’t get her to pee or poop on her leash at his apartment. Although she will do her business on his balcony. He has tried long walks, using a harness instead of a collar, moving her poop to the area he wants her to use. Any suggestions? -Cheryl
Is there any place near your boyfriend’s apartment that is fenced in where he could take your pup out and let her be off leash to go to the bathroom?
I suggest this because sometimes it’s just the fact of having a leash attached that may make the dog choose not to go to the bathroom.
I suggest being as relaxed as possible when you walk the dog as I know it can be really frustrating when you need them to go to the bathroom and they simply refuse. Just breathe deeply, don’t focus on the dog going to the bathroom, just go for a walk and enjoy the walk.
Let me know how it goes.
Paws Up! Alecia
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Alecia Evans is the inventor of The Walk In Sync™ Humane Dog Walking and Training System with her exclusive 5 Minute Manners Makeovers using the Walk In Sync™ Harness and Accu-Grip Leash, along with her Walk In Sync™ 3 Easy Steps to teach any human/dog duos to Walk In Sync in just minutes.
The former host of the award-winning GrassRoots Aspen TV Series, The Whole Animal-An Alternative Approach to Animal Care, Alecia takes a natural approach to dog training and health care. Her work has been featured on Fox and Friends, The Sandra Glosser Show, NY 1, and in Aspen Magazine, DogTipper.com, The New York Daily News and Woof Report.