We got Lady almost two years ago as a Rescue from a puppy mill. Up until that point she was never out of a cage. I will never forget her reaction to having grass touch her feet for he
first time. At first, she did pretty well with the potty training and she almost never went in the house. Now she has
regressed and she is going her poo almost daily in the house. This is sometimes right after we take her outside. She is taken
out on a regular basis. She is sometimes afraid to be outside, especially if there is any kind of noise like a law mower, car going by, or thunder. Instead of doing her business she will run and sit by the door leaving me standing out in the middle of the yard. I would like to ask if this is correct. When I find that she has pooed, I walk over to her, put her on her leash and walk her to where she pooed. I show it to her and tell her NO very
sternly and then I walk her to the door and say OUTSIDE and take her out. So far she is not getting it. She is a Sheltie which is a fairly intelligent dog. But, she is not getting it. She also
stays in her crate with the door open, or in that same corner if
I lock her out of the crate, for most of the day. She is very
fearful despite the fact we are pouring love out on her. I am
frustrated. What am I doing wrong?
Dogs – Training Dogs to Ask to Go Out - Pets WebMD
A great and fun way to house train your dog is to train her to communicate to you when she needs to go out to potty is by teaching her to ring a . This is best taught after your dog seems to prefer to go outside to potty and you would like to give her a good way to communicate that to you. This works especially well for dogs who only have only a few accidents or have accidents by the door. Teaching your dog to ring a bell prevents her from needing to resort to such "uncivilized" behavior as scratching on the door or barking to tell you to let her out.
Bell Training for Dogs: It Really Works
Most of us are thrilled when our dogs or learn to relieve themselves outside. But then come the days when we stand out in rain, sleet, or snow waiting for our dogs to pick just the right spot to go to the bathroom. Or days when we're running late and our dogs stop to smell every blade of grass before finally going. The good news is that once your dog or puppy is , you can avoid these frustrating scenarios simply by training your dog to go potty on command.
Training Your Dog to Ring a Bell to Go Out to Potty - Pet Expertise