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    DefaultI posted this Q in the puppy advise but...

    No one replied with any help and I need some help.
    In Vegas we lived in an apartment and Bella had to always be on leash to go potty. But now that we are back home she won't go unless one of us is out there with her. She lets me know that she has to go and I open the door tell "Go Potty" just as before but when I close the door she just sits there on the porch waiting for me to be with her so she can do her business. She sits there for a long time, and then she will start to bark or howl and when we still won't come out she just sits. But as soon as I step out the door and say the command off she will go across the yard and potty.
    We are outside with Bella a lot to play and to walk her, she also goes at those times but we want to break her of the habit of having mom and dad with her. Poor thing, I do feel sorry for her, it's all she has ever known.
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    Not sure what your question is, but I guess you need to go outside with her, at least until she really makes the transition to going in the yard by herself.

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    The question is how to get her to go potty without one us having to be by her side. But as it would go, after 2 days of sitting on the porch and the water level getting up to her eyeballs she has finally gone on her own 2 times now. I praise her and make a bit to do about it and give her a small treat. So far so good!
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    Seriously? You posted the question fairly late on a Sunday nite on the puppy/training forum - and since you have posted here on this board, the problem seems to be resolving itself. Maybe you need patience more than advice.
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    Yes, I'm sure that is what it is. With all the traveling I'm worn out and she is probably picking up on that. Patience is the solution I'm sure! I was up late Sunday night because I have a massive migraine and couldn't sleep, worn out for sure. All of us are, so thanks I will sit back and take the advice and take a chill pill or two!! :-)
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    Well since she can´t take the newspaper with her she got used to having you as entertainment, lol:

    Mine won´t do it either, especially Homer, I just go out with him and give him encouragement!

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    Just think... it's better than her going inside the house cause that is where you are

    She'll transition eventually! This is just a whole new concept for her too.
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    Does she have to be on a leash or do you just have to say the command? Once you say the command, do you have to stand and watch her? I was wondering what would happen if you just open the door and give the command and not step outside, will she run in the yard and go? If so, I was wondering if you could start from there. Or do you have to be right there with her.

    Sorry for all the questions but I am just trying to get a better understanding of what happens.

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    My mom made the mistake of potty training our mini aussie by always being outside with her, because we got Shadie in the summer and my mom was outside most of the day. Now Shadie refuses to use our doggie door that goes into our fenced backyard, she has to have us escort her out and wait for her, so we just comply and that is the way it is! *sigh* Hopefully your's get the hang of it, and it sounds like she is. Nothing we've tried works on Shadie and she has a shrill bark so we can't leave her out long by herself with neighbors close by.
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    Well in Vegas she was always on the leash, and we would give the command and she would go.Here when we are outside playing she will run over and go potty when she needs to. But when we are in the house and she tells me she has to go, I open the door she will go outside but sit on the step right next to the door. I have tried telling her the command but she looks at me like "what?" lol So I close the door and tell her so she can still see me (glass door) and same reaction, the blank stare. So I tried letting her out, saying the command, closing the door, and moving away so she couldn't see me anymore. Then the barking and howling begins. She starts off slow but omgosh it builds up inside of her that she has now added to her production jumping onto the siding of the house, you can hear her nails as they go up and down. (Guess I won't have to trim her nails for awhile I placed treats outside for her to go find them and them perhaps since she is actually touching grass will squat and go, not Bella she is a smart one she is, she eats the treats and comes bounding to the step without even a tinkle and then begins her production again.
    So what actually helped today a young boy went skateboarding by and she followed him and as he passed our fence she went all by herself! score! She has gone one other time as well. But the prescript for patience is right, I need to give her some time and repetition will work. But I need to find the right routine because everything else just causes the water line to reach her eye balls! She is such a sweetie and I want her to know how to do this by herself, because when we have thunder and lightening, Mommy will not be out there with her.
    Sweet Bella Mia at Zion National Park.

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