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Trouble getting Roxy to go potty without playing fetch the ball
  • You are on the right track! As I said in the other place - you are not alone here. Our pup would sometimes take 30 to 40 minutes of us walking around the complex to pick a spot to go.

    Obviously that was a pain, so here is a (sort of) solution that worked for us.

    After ours hit 7 months or so, instead of keeping a schedule, we waited until he went to the door and whined to go out. We found out that we were taking him out every 5 hours or so, when he could easily hold it for 7 or 8. We adjusted our sched to take him out when he most likely needed to go, and he seemed to go a lot quicker. When he gets up in the morning, every 7 hours max, or right before we left to go anywhere.

    We have to take him across the street, in an abandoned lot so he feels that he is far away from home. If he doesn't go in 10/15 min or so, we take him back in and wait until he whines. I feel like this gets the point across that this is a walk for "business", not for playtime.

    Maybe she would feel more comfortable in a harness? That was our case, but it may just be her getting used to it.

    Best of luck with this!

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