How can I encourage my dog to pee .. cold weather edition
December 8, 2013 11:33 AM Subscribe
So, it's been around -30c (-22f) daytime with windchill of -40c (-40f) and my shih tzu
is protesting. This is his first winter in these temps. He is puppy pad trained, but will not use the pads during the day. For five days he has been relieving himself only at night (on training pad), and I am worried he will do damage to his health.
posted by batikrose to Pets & Animals (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
He has a warm coat, and boots, but even with those on, refuses to pee outside in these temps, just runs back to the door. Unless I am gone for many hours at a time, he won't use a training pad daytime. He is ten years old and always been finicky about toileting issues. He is also a rescue that we have had for 6 years, and in previous owners apparently were abusive if he relieved himself indoors. I am at wits end, how do I encourage him to go on the pads inside during the day? Or outside in frigid temps?