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Hello all, & yes, I'm new - so hope I'm doing this right. We adopted a mixed breed female about 6 weeks ago. She appears to be about 18 months old. We also have a 13 yr. old male. Here's the problem: Both dogs have free run of our fenced-in yard & deck. Our old dog has never had a problem with going down (we live in the mountains) into the yard to relieve himself & we had hoped that he would "train" our new dog to do this as well. However, Dixie appears to be leery of the yard. She won't go into it unless treats are given, & then she'll do her business. This is becoming a problem when we go to work - she has relieved herself on the deck. Any suggestions on how I can train her to go into the yard without being accompanied by a human?
 
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