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I know this is counter to everything I've learned but it is just too cold outside for my dog (4yr old Welsh Terrier). Tried to take him out 4 times today. We didn't last 5 minutes before he began limping from cold feet. He won't wear booties. For the next day and a half I need him to go on the papers by the door but he won't. He circles, walks on the papers but won't go. I quickly take him out but he takes too long to find his spot. It is currently -14 with 40 below windchill. These are extraordinary conditions i.e. dangerous for man and beast. Any suggestions? Don't want him constipated. he has plenty of water and is being fed normally.
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Donna
 

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Just a thought... I don't really have good advice as I'm in south florida. Why don't you order some doggie booties for him?
 

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I am in Pa and it is 7 out with windchill factors making it below zero. I still take him out for a walk down the end of the block with booties/heavy dog coat. Just long enough to get him to poop/pee. that is it. He is use to walking a lot but not in this weather for I think it is dangerous. He is a bichon 5 years old but the booties help quite a bit. He does not like wind at all. If your needs to go bad enough he will go in a short period of time I am sure.
 

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It gets very cold here on occasion but both of my dogs let me know when they need to go. They do their business and want back in. I didn't train them for that but they know the house isn't for bathroom duties. I did train them to respond to "you wanna go outside?" with word association. Sometimes they do and the other times they just look at me.
 
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