I am taking over Rosie's blog today because I have an issue with Rosie and I wanted to see how many others may deal with the same problem and I would like to get some suggestions.
The problem is potty training the pug. Rosie will be two in March and still goes potty in the house. She won't go upstairs but thinks that going downstairs is the same as going outside. Some days she will go outside with no problem but on others, I will have her outside for a long time - she will sniff away and then when she comes in the house will go down stairs and poop. Rainy days are the worst and when I am at work she was getting free reign of the house and doing a lot of her business downstairs.
We decided to start putting her back in her crate during the day and then letting her out for a long while when we get home. We started this yesterday and there were no accidents.
The problem is I feel guilty leaving her crated. She is usually crated for about 5 hours a day.
Do any of you crate your dogs while at work?
Is 5 hours too long?
Do any of you have this same problem? If so, how are you handling?
We really want to break her of this habit before she ruins every carpet downstairs.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Rosie's Mom, Kristy