We have a 2 and half year old Lab. She has been house trained for a good year and half. She has her own doggy door which she comes in and out of when she pleases. She is suddenly acting like she can't remember how to get out of the house. When we direct her to her door, she goes out and then stands at another door and cries for us to let her in. We have no clue what is going on with her.
Maybe something happened to her out in the yard (kids throwing rocks or teasing, etc.). Also dogs can have strokes - maybe this is the cause of her change in behavior. May be time for a trip to the vet for a check-up.
Help. Why is my dog peeing in the house and how do I make him stop? I have a doggy door, and he is walked once or twice a day. It rained 7 days ago, but he still won't go to the bathroom outside in our backyard. Maybe he doesn't want to get his paws cold, but it's too bad. What do I do? Thanks.
By Sammy from San Jose, ca
I have a huge German shepherd/rottie/dobbie cross who hates getting her feet wet or cold; dances around on three legs, won't go to the bathroom, runs back into the house and "goes" on the floor! I got her some doggie boots. She looks absolutely ridiculous, but it solved the problem!
I've got 2 great dogs, and 1 is terrified of the new doggie door that we just installed. His brother runs in and out of the pet door with no problem, but the other guy just sits and shakes, staring at the door knowing that the grass is greener on the other side, but afraid to get there. I've tried bribing him with treats and toys, but all he does is whine. I've stuck my head through the door, praised him with every step forward he's made, but still nothing. It's doubly frustrating because usually he's the bold one in a house (I hear he even tried to attack a cow once!) What else can I do?
Kathy from Oak Harbor, WA
I hope this helps. (02/21/2007)
By Yoda' mom
I have a 12 year old poodle we just put in a doggy door and she will not use it. If I raise the flap she will come in or go out but will not push it open herself. I have tried pulling her with a leash and also coaching her with food. Please, any suggestions?
Vicki from Lubbock, TX
By Mary Ellen