Now though, Charlie tries to get me to take him out to play ball all day long.
I won't even if he has his ball in his mouth. I give him two hours to have a need.
First thing in the AM he goes out and does his business - what I call P&P. The next time is around 11 am or 12.. we get up early. The next is 3pm or later and finally at sundown or sooner.
I had him on a leash and praised him when he p'ed or p'd. I made sure to stay out until he did.
As long as he was on the leash he didn't try to get me to take him out. Once I stopped using it.. he tried to make his ball "my" cue.
I wish I had some magic words that would help.
Question how much water does Arwen drink? It is Arwen, correct? Maybe that has something to do with her going out so often.
Charlie can poop all day long - when he is marking his territory, especially when he can smell that other dogs have been around the house, street or neighborhood.
Good luck Gwen, if I think of any tricks I used to use I'll post them.
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