I felt the same way today. I took my pups out at least 5 times within 1hr. Every time they walked to where the pads used to be I scooped them up, said "tee tee", and went outside. I could literally see the poo poking out of their butts but they refused to go outside(I was out there between 12-15mins). My Grizz also scooped up a toad!! which my boyfriend has recruited as our new pet, he will be going to the pet store in the AM after all his research to properly care for the American toad. gah. Him and his reptile/amphibians!!
Also, After taking the dogs out without him I am wondering what is a good-effective way to begin leash training. They are crazy on them and running anywhere they can. Since i've been house training i use the short leashes rather than a extendable one, however, they still pull and get twisted. Our schedules are so different and most of the time it is me with my babies and it is quite difficult for me to control and teach both with the minimal training that they do have. It's so hard and i'm pissed at myself for the puppy pad usage to begin with. I'm dead set on getting them to go. When they wake up-outside, after food-outside, after play- outside. Pretty much everything results in going outside, I'm fine with that, but they just don't go. I can stay out there 20 mins at a time, take them back in, they try to go in the house right after i come in, then I run back out for another 20 mins and they don't go. I love a challenge so these pups have so serious work ahead of them and me too, cause these stairs are no joke!!!
Also- A food update
I switched to Chicken soup brand(before pedigree puppy, yikes!) and contacted my vet for fish oil dosage. My 4 month old mixed breeds are only 3 and 6 lbs. My vet wants me to wait until the food transition is complete before dosing and putting them on the fish oil. I'm thinking I might wait to give fish oil until after I get then nuetered because I've read up on it and it supposedly thins blood, which is usually tolerable as long as the babies aren't on blood thinners such as Heparin.....
I swear when I realized they were 4months I almost died!! It was so shocking to me, the time just flew by. We ended up taking our first trip to the dog park(age limit is 4 months). I was so hesitant to take them because of the whole "dog pack" leadership kind of thing. I was scared that my babies would get hurt. Well.... this particular dog park had two separate sections for large/med dogs and a section for small babes. Our pups had a BLAST. on top of that they were so good with the other dogs and found a new bff named tickles, he is a pom, showing off his summer lion cut
(we are located in Georgia and it is already 75-80 degrees). On top of it, the the dog park was VERY clean, everyone picked up after the dogs. The only Aggression I witnessed was on the large dog side and they were duking it out for an un-fixed female and because the owners thought they could just leave their animal there and piss off not paying attention, He(as in the owner) ended up getting put in line.
I pretty much stalk my pup there and wouldn't expect someone else to keep my babies in line, I also wouldn't trust it for other owners.. I was so nervous about it all but it turned out to be a great experience, but I will continue being cautious and to make sure my little loves are being good and aren't being threatened. But they really were AMAZING with other dogs!
Like I stated before, Great, motivating post
oh & any input or advice is ALWAYS apreciated! even the hardcore non sugar coated opinions