DH and I got our dog monday. We take her out every two to four hours right now. She never goes. we're out there anywhere from forty-five minutes to an hour until we finally have to go back in because we have to leave for work and then the other person takes her out for another forty five minutes to an hour. Nothing. She peed inside the house monday and we just let that one slide because she really wasn't acting herself because she was still groggy from anesthesia from being spayed.
Well she didn't pee after that. So I took her to the vet yesterday and they said that the anesthesia may have messed with her kidneys and if she hadn't peed by the next day to call them so they could do some tests. So the next morning I wake up and take her out (just like I've been doing every morning) and we're out there for TWO hours and nothing. Then she jerked and pulled the leash out of my hand and RAN. and I chased her for a good three or four minutes before she finally stopped at our front door. So naturally I was a little frustrated. We went inside and I asked my husband if her would take her out because I had to leave for school. He gets up to take her outside and guess what she's done? PEED. So DH scolded her and took her out. He said he was out there for 30 minutes and nothing (which I really wouldn't expect her to do anything since she had already peed in the house).
And then I came home this afternoon and took her out for a good forty five minutes four times. Nothing. So of course I was keeping my eye on her looking for signs she had to go or anything like that. And so we went to my bedroom so I could change clothes. I went to get my PJs out of my dresser and when I turn around guess what she's done? That's right, she peed. Right in front of me. So I scolded her and took her out and NOTHING. Oh, and every time before we take her out we show her a strand of bells and everytime she touches them we praise her and take her out.
We are trying so hard to encourage her to go outside and we're being patient with her but what are we doing wrong? What advice can you wonderful ladies (and guys too, if there are any, I've only seen gals here!) give us to help get her to go outside and not inside? We need all the help we can get at this point! Thank you so much in advance!