Windy never ceases to amaze me.
We have had her since September, but it feels like we have had her for years. She learns the house rules quickly. And just as quickly, figures out how to sneak around them.
The other day I knew Windy, and Hope and Jake, wanted a walk, but I had to leave to run some errands. Windy followed me to the front door. I told her “No!” She knew she wasn’t supposed to leave.
After unlocking the front door on my return, I stepped on the small rug, and beyond the rug on the hardwood floor was an impressive poo. It was Windy’s poo – right where I would step if I weren’t looking down.
When you live with multiple dogs, after a while you do know whose poo is whose.
If you do find a mysterious poo, notice who watches you while you clean it. Usually the guilty party will observe you.
Windy stood about 6 feet away watching while I cleaned up her revenge.
With errors in house-training, the correction must be done immediately after, or perhaps during, the act. If you wait too long, dogs will not get the connection. Never rub your dog’s nose in her waste, and never hit your dog. A firm “No!” and getting the dog outside usually does the trick. Then heavily praise your furkid when he does what he is supposed to in the yard.
Windy, however, may be plotting household domination through use of her cuteness. But it won’t work; she just hasn’t learned that yet.