With about 4 inches of snow and single-digit temperatures, the furkids aren’t too thrilled with going outside to take care of their business.
Shoveling the steps, ramp and a potty path are not enough. Carrying Jake and Windy outside the door and chasing Hope outside are parts of their morning routines. Once outside I watch them. After they finish their jobs, I lavish praise on them.
Reinforcing housetraining during horrible weather is essential. This keeps us from having to do multiple clean-ups, even though we have potty pads in place.
However, I think my neighbors are questioning my sanity when they hear, “Goood girrrrrl,” “Way to go Jake,” and “What wonderful dogs!” several times a day.