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House Training My Australian Shepherd Is Not Going Well
We have an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd that will not house train. He uses our living room to toilet, but not all the time. Tonight we let him in from outside, he wasn't in more than 10 minutes and disappeared for a short time. We called him and he didn't come right away and I went to check. He had gone poop and pee. We showed him what he had done and sent him back outside. I took the results of him pooping out, put it on the ground and praised him as a good dog and then disposed of it.
We are at wits end as how to stop him from going inside. I have gotten angry with him a few times in the past. Of course, this does no good. I have trained several dogs in the past and none gave me this much grief... I've read the book a dozen times and still don't know what to do. Re-homing is not in our plans but it is an option.
Does anyone have a viable suggestion?
We love our Aussie!