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    Thanks so much for the response! Brian, my...

    Thanks so much for the response! Brian, my boyfriend (and domestic partner) is a Marine Corps veteran and worked with Malinois when he was deployed in Iraq. Though I'm generally a smaller-dog type...
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    New puppy coming home this week!!

    ** I accidentally posted this in General HB talk, but would love for the two of you to give your opinions on this question **

    Hi all, I have a new puppy coming home this week (a baby Belgian...
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    Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for your response and your creative solution! I worked with Lucy pretty hard on this potential solution and she just kept sitting on the pads. It wasn't working. :(
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    Thanks so much for your response! Answers to your questions are below.

    Is Lucy having accidents in any particular area in the house or all over the place?
    She's mainly having accidents near...
  5. New apartment, new "roommates," back to the beginning!

    **posted this in General HB talk but would love the trainers' advice, so posting here as well**

    Hi all, Lucy's mom here -- it's been about 6 years since I've posted, I remember getting started on...
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    the moving blues!

    hi all, it's been a long time, but it's good to be back! i wish i were here just to say "hi," but alas it is with a new housebreaking concern.

    see, lucy (my 1+ year old westie) and i have just...
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    thanks very much for the advice! i tried...

    thanks very much for the advice! i tried supervising lucy more closely on our most recent visit. she didn't have an accident -- we went out every 30 minutes!

    unfortunately bringing a pad with...
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    being a good guest

    Hi all! It's been a while since I've visited -- Lucy just turned 1! She's been very good with potty training, but we recently ran into a problem when we visited a friends' apartment!

    At home,...
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    thanks so much for the advice, guys! I learned...

    thanks so much for the advice, guys! I learned so much from reading that... like about the shredded newspaper, for example, and also that sedatives can be dangerous. I had no idea! Hopefully next...
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    A messy flight!

    Hello all!

    It's been a while since I've posted, as Lucy's getting older and acts like she runs the place :laugh:

    However, we still managed to hike into new territory this past week, when I...
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    well i haven't had the chance to check out that...

    well i haven't had the chance to check out that book yet, but i wanted to say thanks on the advice about spending more time in the kitchen! we did a little training in there over the past few days,...
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    We have tried Forbid -- she kept eating it, the...

    We have tried Forbid -- she kept eating it, the only difference was her wee-wee pads were WAY stinkier! :eek:

    I'm intrigued by the raw diet idea, though. Is the argument that a BARF diet is...
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    all great ideas! although lucyfer (as ive come...

    all great ideas! although lucyfer (as ive come to nickname her hehe :p) is doing great we still have lots to work on! i love the idea of giving her treats and just spending time with her in...
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    kitchen mess

    hi all! i'm back again -- with mostly good things to report, but one smallish lingering problem.

    ms. lucy's been great with her wee-wee pads... never has an accident when she's enclosed in her...
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    getting wild outdoors!

    HAD to post this pic...

    While Lucy normally looks like a little fluffy cloud, one day last week she discovered WET GRASS AND MUD. And this was the outcome. She rolled around in it and barked...
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    you're right about crazy-girl banshee party time...

    you're right about crazy-girl banshee party time -- definitely don't want to be teaching her that!! :laugh:

    thanks for the tips & pointers. we will update you about how it all goes!!

    in...
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    Hi, thanks for the response! I did mean a...

    Hi, thanks for the response!

    I did mean a taller pen, not a larger one, but I do like your "roof" idea. It just may work! Lucy's kinda fearless (despite her minute poundage), though, so I think...
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    jumping ahead of ourselves!

    aww... we've had a few setbacks with lucy's training and i find myself quite sad today because she was doing so well.

    as a reminder, i had an exercise pen set up for lucy with wee-wee pads, an...
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    awww... i think she'd love to meet giada (though...

    awww... i think she'd love to meet giada (though she's likely only the size of giada's nose! :laugh:)
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    thank you! :) she has grown a tiny bit since...

    thank you! :) she has grown a tiny bit since that picture, but she's still a butterball. my little monster! :wub:
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    little lucy: 70

    little lucy:

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    good point on the tray idea. im going to try...

    good point on the tray idea. im going to try that. and as for the importance of going potty outside... i guess it's not extremely important to me, but probably worth a shot -- and you're right, if...
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    hehehe that made me crack up :thumbup: no,...

    hehehe that made me crack up :thumbup:

    no, Lucy is a westie -- and only 5 pounds at 10/11 weeks old, so she's definitely a puppy airlift candidate. that's how we started housetraining her when...
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    doesn't want to potty outside! :-o

    Hi there -- it's Lucy's mom again! :)

    Lucy just got her final set of shots and is finally allowed to head outside for some quality walk time! And she loves it... she pounces around like the...
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    you're right, the pen doesn't have a door -- so...

    you're right, the pen doesn't have a door -- so I've made sure to set up wee-wee pads and now a food and water bowl outside of it, as well, so that she can feel comfortable inside and outside of her...
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