Bacardi has been doing very well with potty training. Earlier this evening she was in her crate, and she started to whine, which is a cue she needs to go potty.
I have been rewarding her with treats when she pees and poops. Tonite, and it is 11 degrees here... we go out, she pees right away and then finds the right spot to poop. I am waiting patiently, for her and did not hurry her. I figure since she did both and I am now freezing, we can go into the house.
Inside, I reward her for being a good girl, take off the leash, take off jacket, boots, hat, scarf, mittens.... get something to drink and then call her to come back and go into the crate. She runs to the back door and scratches, (another sign she needs to go out) .. Since we have just been outside less than 5 minutes ago.. I'm thinking to myself there is no way she has to go again. I sit down on the floor... call her.. she ignores me and goes over to the door again. (note: She is not wild about the crate, but tolerates it).
After her 3rd scratch at the door, I figure.. she might just have to go again, so back on go the jacket, boots, hat, scarf, mittens and I put the leash on her.. We walk into the back yard and the 6 inches of snow, and boom.. She pees again and she poops again. OK.. now what is THAT??
She is tooooo smart for her own good actually. She has gotten used to getting that treat when she poops or pees, and sometimes, only goes a little and tries to get 2 treats out of the job. I have tried alternating when I give her the treat.. from.. only when she pees or only when she poops to only when we come in.
I mean this little sneaker has squatted and watched for me to dig out a treat and not even peed!!