Yes, I'm new & I think I posted earlier on the wrong page. Anyway, we recently adopted a mixed breed female rescue dog who appear to be about 18 months old. We also have a 13 yr. old mixed male. Our dogs have free run of our deck & fenced-in yard. The older dog has never had a problem with going into the yard by himself to do his business & we had hoped he would "train" our new dog to do the same. Hasn't happened. Our new dog, Dixie, seems leery of the yard & won't go down into it without treats & a human. This is beginning to be a problem since we work & are not here all the time. She has begun to poop & pee on the deck. Any suggestions on how to train her to go into the yard on her own? I have the ability to shut her off from the deck but am afraid she will see this as punishment & it will make her even more leery of the yard.