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Won't go outside

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Christensen Jun 4, 2014. 13 Replies

Our 7 month old female corgi, Lucy will not go out the back door. She is almost completely housebroken, but she doesn't ask to go outside and when I open the door to go out she just stands there in…Continue

Food for soft stool?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Morelli Feb 1, 2014. 4 Replies

Our 3 month old puppy Lucy came to us with giardia, coccidia and tapeworms (some of you may have read that awful thread). She was on Flagyl, Albon and got shots and oral dewormer for the tapeworms.…Continue

Giardia, Coccidia, Tapeworms...OH MY!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Giammona Jan 24, 2014. 16 Replies

So, our new puppy Lucy came home to us December 23 at 8 weeks old. The poor baby arrived with tapeworms, they were very obvious when I saw her first bowel movement. I didn't worry too much because we…Continue

Ear licking?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori Odishoo Feb 1, 2014. 9 Replies

Linus seems to be adjusting to Lucy well. They play all the time and it's adorable. However, I noticed yesterday that he's started licking the insides of her ears. It's super cute, but should I be…Continue

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Jen Giammona replied to Rebecca Marie O'Bryan's discussion 3 week transformation and also, what is the difference?
"a decent amount of research suggests that dogs weren't meant to eat grain.  that in the wild their diet would consist mainly of meat.  therefore, they don't require a food with grain in it.  however, not all grains are bad.…"
Jun 20, 2014
Jane Christensen replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"Sage was trained to wait until I say "OK" this was part of her Therapy and obedience training. Could she be waiting to get an OK? Just a thought...some of my others just barrel through the door which is much more frustrating."
Jun 4, 2014
Beth replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"I agree it may have to do with another critter. After getting scratched in the eye by our cat, Jack (wisely) won't walk into the living room unescorted if the lights are all off. He will bark to request an escort. We changed management…"
Jun 3, 2014
Anna Morelli replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"Are you using a special treat as well after she has gone outside?  Try putting on the leash, then saying a short phrase you would not otherwise be saying ( like : "Off to see the Wizard!" )  and, once she knows that routine, pick…"
Jun 3, 2014
Jen Giammona replied to Katherine Wipfli's discussion Tummy Troubles
"Is there something in the yard that she might be getting into?  My puppy had chewed some hostas in our yard and when I looked it up, they are toxic!  Not enough to kill her, but enough to give her diarrhea.   Also, our puppy, when we…"
Jun 3, 2014
Jen Giammona replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"Thank you everyone!  I've been putting the leash on her and when I do that, she runs out the door no problem!  So weird.  But still, no leash and she won't go out.  So, for the time being that is working wonders.…"
Jun 3, 2014
Karen Dadisman replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"My Rosie is very bossy and domineering with Rocky. If she goes out the door first, he will not go out because she takes a swipe at him if he goes out. We have trained her to wait until he is out to the edge of the porch and then she goes out. This…"
Jun 2, 2014
Denis J. replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"I have had a bit of this issue with Wally (18 months) now with the patio door. He goes on the patio, comes back on his own but if I'm outside and open it for him he backs up.  No matter amount of coaxing he doesn't come…"
Jun 2, 2014
Holly replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"I like the diplomatic term, "thinking dogs." I was calling Sully a wuss and a drama queen because she over-reacted to even a slight bump or tap if anything accidently touched her. I know she was scared so I tried to be reassuring but I…"
Jun 2, 2014
Holly replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"Is she just waiting for you to go first maybe? I never let Sully go through a door ahead of a human. I wasn't a hard-ass about it, but if she went ahead of me I would wait until she came back in then have her follow me out.…"
Jun 2, 2014
Bev Levy replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"I had this issue once with one of my corgis and later we realized that once when she was walking out from the porch to the yard at our cottage the lamp got knocked over. I base my opinion that you don't always need to know why the behavior…"
May 31, 2014
Anna Morelli replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"I do try to understand why dogs do what they do, especially when fear is involved and forcing the issue, when it is fear, can make it worse.  On the other hand, Bev has a point, you really can't give in when housebreaking is  involved…"
May 31, 2014
Nicole Edwards replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"I had this problem once as well.  Selkie refused to go out the door.  She would just stand there and stare at me.  She couldn't be coaxed out for anything, but once we got her over the threshold she was fine, and would come in…"
May 30, 2014
Julie and Scooter replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"My male was our alpha and was the same way about getting out first. It caused all sorts of "doorway issues". Now that he's gone on to the rainbow bridge we realize that all those issues were a result of his dominance. There are no…"
May 30, 2014
Bev Levy replied to Jen Giammona's discussion Won't go outside
"I tend to be very "no nonsense" about things like this and would just put a leash on her and take her out even if that means dragging her the first few times. Once out I would make sure to praise her. Trying to figure out what motivates…"
May 30, 2014
Jen Giammona posted a discussion

Won't go outside

Our 7 month old female corgi, Lucy will not go out the back door. She is almost completely housebroken, but she doesn't ask to go outside and when I open the door to go out she just stands there in the doorway. (My 2 yr old male, Linus, cannot get out the door fast enough). I have tried coaxing her out by talking to her, giving her a treat when she gets out, and occasionally I've had to pick her up and bring her out. Once she is out the door she's fine. She'll walk down the stairs and do her…See More
May 29, 2014

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Hometown:
Hackensack, NJ
About Me:
owner of 1 year old Pembroke named Linus.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
No
About My Corgi(s):
Red boy named Linus, he's 1 year old.
I have:
Pembroke

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At 8:39pm on April 7, 2013, WhiteDove said…
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At 9:33am on April 6, 2013, Bogart the Cardigan said…

Would love to see a photo of Linus, and happy birthday Linus!!

At 1:58am on April 2, 2013, Geri & Sidney said…

Welcome Jen and Linus!

 
 
 

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