Sunday, August 05, 2018

Bella, bella, bella

We're having some problems house training Bella. She will go to the door and go outside on her own, but she won't actually go in the yard alone. This is a problem because:

Sugar is such an Alpha she will never follow another dog outside. If anyone else goes ahead of her, she will not go out the door. She is not a follower, she's always been that way. So she won't go outside if Bella went first.

Peltro is so submissive he generally won't go outside alone (unless he's about to explode). So if Bella goes outside, and Sugar won't go outside, he won't either.

The upshot is Bella comes back in without having actually gone in the yard, with the expected results.

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