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Friday, August 25, 2006

Puppy Potty Report

As the girls close in on their first Birthday, we felt it time to give a potty report. Long time readers know that the early days of this blog were nearly entirely poop reports.

Well, Jewel has been nearly perfect since January. The one exception was the first very hot day of the summer this past June. Not only did she pee in the house, she pee'd on our bed. The same bed that she is not allowed on. She nailed two birds with one stone with that violation.

Willow has been another story. Her favorite place to pee and poopie is in the back bedroom. We are occasionally reminded the hard way to close that door. As recently as 3 weeks ago, she did both back there. She even compounded that by going pee and poop on the comforter that our guest had kicked partly onto the floor.

Other than that Willow has gotten better. With the exception of when we leave the back bedroom door open, she goes out to the wiz pad and pees. The problem is, she still goes number 2 inside, usually at the base of the fireplace, if both mommy and daddy have been gone all day. Daddy also has to often incorporate poopie patrol into his morning ritual.

We have learned that taking them outside, particularly before bed helps with the messes. We even know exactly where they will go if actually walk them. Problem is, this doesn't always occur. The frustrating thing is Willow knows where to go, because she goes outside when we are home in order to get a treat. Or, she sneaks off and later returns with poop breath. On the plus side, Jewel has been known to tattle on Willow, so we get some chance to discipline.

Perhaps Willow will get better in year 2.


Anonymous glorious said...

Most Shih Tzus never really get house broken. They believe it is their right to poop in the house. They are very cute and they know it.

12:34 PM  

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