It’s a goooood thing this puppy is so cute.
This morning, his crate was dry when we went it to get him, but I could tell by the smell that he had gone in it during the night. We headed for the bathtub to clean up.
Between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., I cleaned up four puddles. This dog refuses to go outside, then sneaks off to a corner as soon as he gets in to the carpet. Something had to be done! The boys could tell I was getting frustrated. I told them that they needed to be active participants in watching this dog, or we would have to get rid of him.
“Noooooooo!” they cried. “We waited two months to get this puppy!”
This was true.
We called the breeder. He had some good suggestions. He said that we should definitely keep the puppy off the carpet at all times until he has some more control. He suggested a pet gate from an online store that would work for a huge opening like the one we have across our kitchen (probably 12 ft.). Unfortunately, the gate was $80. Hmmmm…. finances are tight at the moment… was it worth $80?
We decided to try a homemade option first…
It ain’t pretty, but it kept my carpets dry all day! We had a couple of puddles, but it was much easier to clean off the linoleum. And, I can sanitize the whole thing with my new floor cleaner!
Works for me! This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday