OK, when this whole stay at home order went down I got really relaxed.
I had not had time off in ages. I was very excited to sleep in and do nothing. I taught myself a new craft. I stayed up late watching Netflix.
I let my dog's obedience slip.
It has, in fact, been a glorious time.
But now as I get back to work, it's becoming clear how lax I've been with the dog rules.
Our normal morning routine is first thing all four of my dogs go out and #PottyOutside within 5 minutes.
Lately, my 12-year-old Doxie has been wandering the yard, sniffing everything, and getting lost in his own thoughts. (Well, I don’t know if that last one is true but it sure seems that way to me.)
This has been going on for about two weeks and my anxiety level is rising. As all of us do, I have a million things that have to get done in the morning.
My dawdling dachshund is getting my days started off on the wrong paw.
I'm going to start back at step 1 of #pottyoutside and I'm going to share it with you.
I am going to issue a challenge live on Facebook tonight at 7pm EST.
Over the next five mornings, I'll take Jack out on a leash and kindly make him pee and poop within five minutes. I also want this for your dog, my friend – learn along with Jack!
I have had hundreds of dogs come to my house and stay for training. At first, very few of them immediately go outside in the morning and pee and poop. The change that takes place amazes even me. The ease it brings into the dog-parents' lives is so exciting!
The first order of business, always, when you go outside in the morning is to pee and poop.
Join me live tonight on Facebook at 7pm EST to hear the plan. Have all your mofo questions ready! I'll be back each day at 7 to share Jack relearning #PottyOutside.
(If you are late to the party, don't worry – I'll be posting a sequence of all the videos on facebook when the challenge ends. )
(Psssst. I'm also holding a Free Potty Training Workshop .)There are no “bad” dogs, just mofos with problems. Problems generally have solutions, and I’ve encountered them all. ( Check out my easy, 30-minute Potty Training workshop.)