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Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #352360
02/12/20 11:22 PM
02/12/20 11:22 PM
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If he's going out 15-20xs a day then it sounds like he's still mobile for the most part. I get it, the legs cross, they fall, etc. but that's a lot of getting up and down and going out each day. I think that's good. It sounds like he's to the point where he can still tell somewhat that he has to go so there's still that small amount of awareness still going on. But other than that it's just the poop passing.

The problem is we've spent their lifetime telling them to go potty outside. They learned that and we celebrated. When they did make mistakes we were quick to correct them so that they knew going potty in the house was bad. So how else can Loki feel than to feel bad when he's gone in the house?? With Eli I had to retrain him that it was ok to go poop in the house. I made a point to be cheerful about it and how happy I was that he had a poo poo. I make light of it as much as I could. I needed him to know it was ok so I needed to teach him that.

Eli would go in his sleep all the time. I just made it a habit to check him from time to time as he slept. Sometimes he's just pass gas but I'd check as you never knew.

I'm not saying this is easy at all. Its heartbreaking, but I'm thinking your doing a great job.


Proud Mom to Kody and Sasha
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh, Shoshi and Eli
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!
Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #352375
02/17/20 01:08 AM
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You're doing great with him. Luc would poop inside too at the end, and we did the same - kept the bucket and mop handy. Loki is so lucky to have someone who gives him such love.

Neb, Xerxes, and Agis
Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Teagan
Re: Loki has DM [Re: Islandgsds] #352389
02/18/20 05:55 AM
02/18/20 05:55 AM
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Thanks Jenn and Rosa. I think your dogs were lucky to have you also. We love our babies and we knew full well we were in for the long haul.
Im so glad I'm in such good company. Its a good feeling to know i have someone to talk to that understands.

Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.
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