I am thankful for Luna's housetraining issues.
This was a hard one for me to reframe with thankfulness.
Luna is three years old and still potties in the house. A lot.
We have used a kennel, enzyme cleaners, all positive reinforcememt, rewards, frequent trips outside with treats and praise...and still she is not trained. We got help from the Behavior Hotline at Nebraska Humane Society, one of my favorite resources, and followed instructions to a T...and still she is not trained. We have started bed time walks, and I am finally encouraged she might get this.
When you say your puppy is difficult to train, I used to say, "it will happen." Now I empathize. Sometimes it doesn't happen.
When you say your dog goes potty inside, we rule out medical issues and work together until it is solved. I used to write it in the record and move on. Now I understand what a huge impact that can have on your mental well being.
Luna has been the best textbook on potty training I have ever known. We'll get it. You will too. It will most likely not take you three plus years!
ONE YEAR AGO
TWO YEARS AGO