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My 1 Year Old Aussie Doesn't Tell Us When He Has To Go!
We rescued our beautiful Aussie, Sammy, about a month ago. He has been wonderful so far! He is very smart and picking up on training very quickly. We are unsure of his history, but the rescue thinks he was a farm dog that was abandoned.
Sammy does not give us any indication that he needs to use the bathroom. He's only gone in the house a few times since we've gotten him, and has learned that outside is the place to go. The times that he did go in the house we were just sitting there watching TV when he popped a squat in the living room and just went! No whining, no nudging, no nothing!
We are in a schedule to take him out often so he has the opportunity! And this has worked so far. We have started bell training too. We always ring the bell, when we go out. In fact, we don't go out until he rings the bell! He knows the drill, but I don't think he has associated the bell with having to go potty. He just knows we can't go anywhere til he rings the bell.
Any suggestions? He's a great boy! Super smart and for the most part only goes outside. We've had him for a month and has only gone inside a handful of times. We just want him to let us know SOMEHOW that he needs to go!