Dog Door Tips/Vizsla English Setter Mix
Hello, We are new owners to Abe who is currently a 16 week old male Vizsla English Setter mix, looks all Vizsla, no Setter. We brought him home at 9 weeks and he seems like a smart little bugger in all ways but I do need suggestions in one area. I think he has me trained and not the other way around in the house breaking area. In 7 weeks he has used the carpet 5 times for #1 and never a #2 accident in the house, I think even with the 5 accidents that's decent for a pup who was till 9 weeks when we got him raised in an outdoor kennel not in a house. He has a routine that works well as I'm home during the day, so unless I'm not paying attention to his cues he uses the outdoors pretty well and every week gets better. However, we have two dog doors to get outside, one from the house to the garage, then a path to the dog door to the outside, and he uses both doors to come back in, and will use them to go out when I'm right there. Any tips, tricks, advice or experience with how to get Abe to go out all on his own? Maybe that will come with more time? The goal is when he's gotta go, go without me. Right now he's excellent if someone is along with him, which is great at this point, but won't be so terrific when it's cold outside. I haven't been able to help him make the connection that he can freely go in and out all by himself at any time, that he doesn't need a human along when he's gotta go. Thanks for any comments.
Last edited by HonestAbe; 07-04-2019 at 08:29 AM.
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