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Potty training and winter

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by RichJack, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. RichJack

    RichJack Puppy

    With the winter season approaching anyone have any experience potty training in such cold weather?
    I understand its best to take them out every hour or two...etc....but what if outside is -30C (-22F)?
    I've dedicated an area in my backyard for her to train in...so we're talking quick runs to the place and back but is some jacket from a local pet store enough?
     
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  2. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    That is cold ... where do you live, if I may ask?
    To answer your question, I think a good quaity jacket should be o.k., I would worry about the paw pads as well...
     
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  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    You definitely want to buy a jacket that is designed for very cold weather. I would look online at REI for a jacket for those temps and for boots. Extreme cold will affect your dog's paws too.

    I used to put paper down in my attached garage for my young puppy. I don't know if something like that is possible?
     
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  4. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I actually found it way easier to housetrain my second dog in winter. I got her in February and it was so cold that when I put her out for a pee she would just immediately want to do her business and come back in instead of sniffing or playing around first like my first puppy did.
     
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  5. Derek1

    Derek1 Big Dog

    That's really cold. I don't envy you having to go out every 1/2 to a hour for a few months. How much longer do you have before it gets that cold.
     
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  6. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    If it's that cold, definitely a coat & boots!
    I'd think cold weather will help speed up the process, but maybe not.
    I got Frankie in November (2011), she caught on quick and was fully trained by 4 1/2 months. I got Rikki in February (2015), and you don't want to know how long it's taking her.:angry:
     
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  7. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    I agree with BC. Might be easier in the winter. Take Thur pup out do the business right back inside. If the pup did the business. Praise praise praise. once inside. Would defiantly invest in coat though.
     
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  8. RichJack

    RichJack Puppy

    Ok good. I will have my pup before the actual cold sets in. I live in New Brunswick, Canada...its not that cold here for the entire winter...but in the next few weeks it will be cold enough in the morning that the pup might be hesitant going outside.
    Thanks for your feedback.
     
  9. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Both of my pups were trained in the winter.. Not quite that cold but snow and below 0 temps sometimes..
     

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