Puppy Potty Training—Please Help!
(Baltimore, MD, USA)
Hi everyone! I just got an Australian Shepherd and I am looking for tips with potty training. Marley is already pretty good with most things but I cannot get her to consistently pee outside. She already goes poop outside every time and we have never had one of those accidents in the house. Peeing is another story...
We have an astroturf thing instead of puppy pads and sometimes she goes on that but she is still peeing inside the majority of the time. Each time she pees on the astroturf I take it outside and pour the urine on the grass and let her smell. Still does not seem to do the trick.
I take her out to pee frequently, especially after eating, playing, and napping. She goes outside, sniffs around, and then plays or just sits down. The vet recommended taking her out on a leash and I have tried that to make sure she doesn't get distracted by leaves and grass... still does not pee consistently.
The most frustrating thing happened yesterday and I need some advice! I took her outside to pee and she didn't, as soon as she went inside she peed on the floor. I told her no and took her outside. Nothing. Then I took her back inside and she immediately went on the astroturf. After pouring the urine on the grass and making her smell she still went in the house later.
I don't know what else to do! If anyone has any advice PLEASE pass it along. I will be happy to try anything.