Guest SonjaAndStella Posted June 11, 2016 Share Posted June 11, 2016 (edited) Hi, everyone! Thank you in advance for your help-I know I can always go to y'all! So, I got my first grey Stella last July, and she's doing so well. She listens to me well, is well adjusted to our schedule, etc. I adopted her brother Remy in December. Because of all that was going on in my life in December, I had less time to devote to the same kinds of bonding exercises I did with Stella (from Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies), but I still have continually worked on training with him. He only comes when he feels like it (and never comes if we're outside), he even will run around and tease me. I feel a lot more connected with Stella even though I have tried so hard to communicate well with Remy. For that, I think more and more training will help. That's not the main issue though. When I first got him, he refused to poop on leash and would go inside all the time. He got over that after a few weeks, but now he's doing it again. I walk them for 20 minutes in the morning (I work early and just can't get out of bed to walk them for an hour in the morning), and it's a 50/50 chance that he'll go poop outside. If I stay home, he won't go inside. But if I leave even for 15 minutes, he'll poop inside. He has never chewed anything up though. I can't crate them- they both injure themselves trying to get out and will poop and pee on themselves. I'm currently working on associating the crate with positive things. When I'm gone, he does collect my shoes and dirty clothes on his bed. I've heard a lot about alone training. I've tried leaving jazz music on, spraying Adaptil, holding his food until lunchtime, etc. I guess I'm wondering if alone training is what is required here, even though his only symptom I can tell is pottying? How do I get him to just go outside?! Thank you in advance. I'm starting to feel really frustrated and find myself getting on to him about it, and I don't want to cause more harm than good because he can tell I'm upset about it. Edited June 11, 2016 by SonjaAndStella Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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