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Old 10-20-2007, 02:16 AM
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I recently moved to Colorado. We have two dogs and one is doing great. The other won't use the bathroom when it is cold out and this is starting to become a real problem. Does anyone have experience with a healthy dog the suddenly wants to poop in the house?
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:20 AM
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leave him outside until he poos. He's got a goddamned fur coat.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:24 AM
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Does he lift his paws off the ground a lot? You could try putting some 'doggie booties' on him.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:29 AM
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He'll get used to it. Millions of dogs live in cold climates and are fine. My dog used to go out in a foot of snow and crap and then run around, wouldn't even cry to come in for a while, so obviously they can handle the cold. Just let him deal with it for a while..
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:35 AM
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Take it from ArcticKnight, you need to get your dog out walking in the cold. Don't let him get houseboound. The cold weather is just statrting, so the dog needs to get it's lungs adjusted to colder temps and have it's fur thicken as well. Long walks will help this. If you give in now it will be hopeless in the dead of winter.

We have a 5 pound dog that goes out a 40 below. She' only out for about 90 seconds, but she's out.

They poster who mentioned the things for paws is right, they can help, except if it's wet and cold, then they can be even worse, IMO.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:38 AM
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Take it from ArcticKnight, you need to get your dog out walking in the cold. Don't let him get houseboound. The cold weather is just statrting, so the dog needs to get it's lungs adjusted to colder temps and have it's fur thicken as well. Long walks will help this. If you give in now it will be hopeless in the dead of winter.

We have a 5 pound dog that goes out a 40 below. She' only out for about 90 seconds, but she's out.

They poster who mentioned the things for paws is right, they can help, except if it's wet and cold, then they can be even worse, IMO.

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AK,

No.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:40 AM
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This dig is pissing me off. We take her for walks and then she waits to go in the house. The smaller dog is doing fine in the cold. My wife says the dog doesn't like the cold wind on its butt.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:48 AM
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Take it from ArcticKnight, you need to get your dog out walking in the cold. Don't let him get houseboound. The cold weather is just statrting, so the dog needs to get it's lungs adjusted to colder temps and have it's fur thicken as well. Long walks will help this. If you give in now it will be hopeless in the dead of winter.

We have a 5 pound dog that goes out a 40 below. She' only out for about 90 seconds, but she's out.

They poster who mentioned the things for paws is right, they can help, except if it's wet and cold, then they can be even worse, IMO.

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AK,

No.

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I have few things to offer in these threads, but advise on living in a northern climate is one of them. Now if you live in certain parts of Alaska you "might" be north of me, otherwise MYOB.
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:04 AM
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Based on the dude's username, I might be inclined to believe him. You know, just like if you ever had a problem with your pet rhino not getting along with the neighbors cats, you would ask me
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:06 AM
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He will take a [censored] eventually even if he is Siberia. Really. Don't over think this.
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