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My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

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SweetTooth
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My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

He won't go in the snow. I usually let him out in the backyard, but he won't even go near the door.
Yesterday morning I took him out in the front where we cleared the walkway and the driveway, and he peed there. We've done that with him again about 4 or 5 times yesterday and then again this morning, and he won't go!
This means he hasn't gone to the bathroom in 24hrs. What do I do??
I have him locked in the crate because I don't want him peeing or pooping in the house, but I feel awful.

Posted 12/21/09 9:15 AM
 
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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

can you try taking him on a walk?? how are the roads by you? i would try that!

Posted 12/21/09 9:20 AM
 

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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

Daisy is the same way!

This is how we got around it. We had to shovel a walkway (down to the grass) in the backyard. PITA I know, but it works. This way, she can walk around on the grass surrounded by snow, but able to find her scent in various areas and do her business. Then she quickly comes back in after she does both her businesses.

Make sure to praise the dog when he does "go" so he understands what he did was a good thing!Chat Icon

Posted 12/21/09 9:23 AM
 

SweetTooth
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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

Posted by MeeshMosh

can you try taking him on a walk?? how are the roads by you? i would try that!



the roads are awful, there is no way I could get the stroller out on them.

Posted 12/21/09 9:37 AM
 

SweetTooth
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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

Posted by PotofLuck06

Daisy is the same way!

This is how we got around it. We had to shovel a walkway (down to the grass) in the backyard. PITA I know, but it works. This way, she can walk around on the grass surrounded by snow, but able to find her scent in various areas and do her business. Then she quickly comes back in after she does both her businesses.

Make sure to praise the dog when he does "go" so he understands what he did was a good thing!Chat Icon



maybe I'll try doing this when the babies are napping, but it won't be easy since we have a patio in front of the grass.

sigh.

he's going to get a kidney infection if he doesn't pee.

Posted 12/21/09 9:38 AM
 

SweetTooth
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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

So I cleared a path to some grass and he finally went. I had to stand out there and encourage him to go like 20 times.

Posted 12/21/09 10:34 AM
 

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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

Posted by SweetTooth

So I cleared a path to some grass and he finally went. I had to stand out there and encourage him to go like 20 times.



I am glad he went!!

Did he pee and poo?

Dogs are just so particular about where they go! My dogs won't crap in my yard even if they had to....I guess they eventually would burst but they are so used to their walks. Same with some dogs and grass, they gotta have it.

Posted 12/21/09 11:34 AM
 

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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

my dog was the same way in the snow. the path to a grass patch was the only thing that would work. we used to shovel that first before anything else Chat Icon

Posted 12/21/09 11:56 AM
 

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Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

when someone's around to watch DC, i take him on walks where i know other dogs have peed so of course he HAS to pee there too! go by neighbors house that have dogs....

Message edited 12/21/2009 1:59:31 PM.

Posted 12/21/09 1:59 PM
 

SweetTooth
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Lauren

Re: My dog won't go to the bathroom in the snow - help!

I let him out again this afternoon. He went to the patch I had cleared and then all of a sudden jumped in the snow and then started running all around the backyard and did his business, then continued to jump all through the snow. I guess he decided he likes the snow after all. Chat Icon

Posted 12/21/09 2:26 PM
 
 

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