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Old 04-30-2012, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TainaPR View Post
Besides, I honestly have no clue how to get her off the pad and outside.Besides, with all the rain we get here how would I get her outside and onto the muddy grass to go potty? I'd never be able to keep her clean!
I can't stress enough how important it is for your puppy to learn - at this young age! - to walk on wet grass and mud! Trust me, whether you ever teach her to potty outside or not, it's going to be super annoying - and embarrassing - one day when you really need her to walk on a wet surface and she's scared of it because she never had to before. When she's in her socialization period, she HAS to have these important experiences!

I raised a puppy last year when we were in the middle of our worst drought in recorded history. The one time it rained while he was a puppy, I ran him outside and we played in the rain! (Luckily it happened to be warm that day, LOL.) In the beginning he was a little scared of it, but to this day he doesn't mind being out in the rain or toileting in the rain, and that's really important for the both of us.

If she gets wet, have a towel by the door to dry her with. If she gets muddy, give her a bath.
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