We just got an [3½ month old] Italian Greyhound puppy last Thursday, and I just had a few questions....
- Potty training.... are they any ways that I can encourage her to go potty when we're outside?? I am home all day, and try to take her out every hour to hour-and-a-half.... but all she does is play (or shiver LoL). Then we come in, and after a bit she goes to the bathroom on the floor. The *few* times she has gone outside, we made sure to make a big deal out of it, praising here, and giving her treats.... but the next time, she just turns around and goes in the house again. I know she is just a puppy, and doesn't understand... and I know these things take time.... but are there any tricks out there, that I may be missing? BTW, we haven't tried to use potty pads yet.... how do they work? Do you all recommend them?
- We are getting ready to go up to my mother's in KY for Thanksgiving, and plan on taking Sicily (our puppy) with us. My hubby is concerned, as the warmest it's supposed to get while we are up there is like 51°.... and Sicily shivers pretty badly, in our 55° [first thing in the morning] weather..... What do you all suggest? He has mentioned getting her a puppy sweater. Do you think they are really worth the investment? i.e. will they really keep her any warmer? I know she has a fur coat, and will survive, but I need something to ease my hubby's mind. Thanx!