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Not There! Outside!

Is your dog still having accidents in the house? Don’t get frustrated. All you need to do is rethink your strategy. 

Firstly, think about how much freedom your dog has, where and when are they having accidents? Are they out of your sight when it happens? Then don’t let them out of sight. Until your dog knows where and when to go to the bathroom they should be on a leash in sight, or in a crate. Freedom is earned. 

The best way to train your dog is to create success. Make sure young puppies are going out every 45 minutes to an hour so they are going to the bathroom outside. Make sure you praise them then and there, don’t wait until you’re back in the house. Only give your puppy a small section of yard for potty breaks. This is to make sure they know the difference between going outside for potty time and going outside to play. You can create a designated potty station by walking your puppy over to the area on a 6-foot leash and only allowing them to roam six feet until they go to the bathroom, once they’ve done their business they can then have more leash to have fun and play around on.

If you do miss your chance and your dog messes in the house don’t get angry, and don’t throw the mess out. If the mass is liquid, find a fresh unused sponge to soak up the pee, if not grab some paper towel to pick up the solid waste and take it and your puppy outside to the designated bathroom zone. Make sure you walk your puppy, do not carry them. If you carry them they will not learn the route to the door on their own. Once you’re outside either ring out the sponge or put the poop on the ground and let your puppy sniff. Stand there for a bit to see if they have to do anymore, chances are they will, praise them as soon as they do. 

If your problem is not being able to hold it through the night, think about the last time they were allowed to drink water before bedtime, young puppies should have their water restricted two to three hours prior to bedtime, this way they have an empty bladder when they go to bed.

Chicken Blondies

A dog friendly cake that we cut up small to take with us on the walk. It smells sweet, tastes’ like chicken and we all know cake never lasts long 😉

• 2 very ripe bananas 

• 1 1/2 cup quick oats 

• 1/3 cup peanut butter 

• One chicken breast 

Pre-heat your oven to 350

Start by mixing the bananas, oats, and peanut butter together

I used a hand blender to finely chop the chicken and then mixed that in as well. 

The well mixed chicken and banana mixture then went into an 8 by 8 cake pan and into a hot oven for 15-20 mins

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