Going in another yard is a habit she will have to break and replace with the habit to go in her own yard. Mrs Hooper said: “It’s a nightmare. I also understand the need for him to come when called, especially when you have to go to work, and cannot leave him outside all day, unattended. It feels completely against the natural order of things when your dog refuses to go … is now 7 months and has been using the garden as her toilet since she came to us at 8 weeks. Reasons Your Dog Is Refusing To Eat & What You Can Do The food is old or spoiled. We recently re-homed a 3.5 year old Russell Terrier. He does come … So what I want you to do is take a minute and really think if there have been any changes in your life or your dog’s life that could be having a negative impact on his desire to go for a walk. ... refusing to move once i get him out the door. The thing is, that when it comes to training your dog commands, you want your dog to want to obey you. I think something may have scared him when he was at home alone, as he's still happy to get into the car and go to the beach etc - just not to walk out the front of the house and into the street. She says the sound is so loud that her beloved dog, Shadow, is refusing to go for a walk. I picked up my dog from the rescue centre last weekend and so far she has been perfect in every way, except one, she hates going for walks! We loved walking with her but this became very time consuming, especially with both of us working at the time. She is a great wee dog and bonded with my husband and I very quickly but she will only go for short walks then wants to go home and she doesn’t know how to play with toys, she hardly ever barks ( although that’s ok for me) we have tried every thing to her to play even take her to my daughters garden to play with her dog, she is very interested but will make no attempt to join in the fun. Some days he says he doesn’t want to go in the garden but most days we have a set time that if he hasn’t chosen to go in the garden we go out there at least 3-4. Looks at me. Each dog exhibits its own distinct symptoms, which may come and go. It should go without saying, that your dog should be getting enough of the H2O stuff so that they can go to the bathroom. Get your dog more comfortable with water in general I have a dog that will refuse to go number two in the backyard when being walked; it will go immediately when taken out of the yard though. You should go at their pace and offer positive guidance to show them walks are an enjoyable and exciting experience. Just be more patient and when she does go in her own yard, make a big deal out of it. When I am able to get him outside he will normally just go and then come back in. I rescued a Chihuahua mix dog over the summer. Hilarious moment Elsie the golden retriever rolls over and plays dead when her owner tries to take her home from their daily walk. A vet will likely run a number of tests based on the dog's symptoms. Nervous Dog Refusing To Go Outside - Advice Please Nervous Dog Refusing To Go Outside - Advice Please. By refusing to eat his food, your dog could be trying to tell you that he doesn’t like the taste. When making the switch, try to avoid similar flavors. Dog Gone Problems: All of a sudden our youngest dog will not go on the grass! For example, swapping from Purina One Chicken & Rice to Diamond Naturals Chicken & Rice probably won’t make your dog eat his meal – these two dry dog foods taste very similar. Why is this? In this article, we will look at what to do if your dog refuses to go out in the rain to do their business, and how to get them moving! This is especially likely if it's cold out and she doesn't want to go out. anxiety; fireworks; By Guest Vixivixy, November 7, 2013 in Training and Behavior discussion. She goes right back in her crate. She's fit, healthy, happy and loves to play and go for walks. You are on the right track with taking her out on the leash. My boy Labrador does something similar when he is ‘guarding’ us from a fox. Most dogs aren’t picky about their food, they are fine about eating the same meal over and over again, and if they enjoy it, they will be excited every single time. He has never needed to go that much and doesnt generally ask to go out, we just let him out every so often. She stands in place, even sits down. Outside the garden is decked, with a grass area we created for him to use as he would not go at all on the decking - thinking he wasnt allowed I think. I wait, encourage her to go pee-pee. If the sun is shining he will run out and go. I have a crate that I put my dog in at night while I'm asleep, because as well housebroken as she is, she'll still try to go in the house sometimes. Yesterday it was miserable. ... and also will also sometimes refuse to go in the garden. However, I make it a point to go out with her at night and walk her around. But, she's now refusing ....for example, in the morning after being crated all night she refuses to pee in her potty corner. Share Followers 0. Whether you're thinking about getting a puppy or wondering how a rescue dog will fit in with your family, post here to get opinions from other parents. Just like humans, most dogs have a daily routine when it comes to eating, sleeping — and, of course, relieving themselves. Dana Mullen, 42, ... refusing to let it go. She looks at me. Especially within your home or your apartment, be sure to designate a special pooping spot for your dog, so he does not have accidents elsewhere where you do not want him to go. It’s just not right, is it? 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