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  3. PipsMom

    Potty Issues

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  4. Missysmom

    Potty Issues

    Am so glad to hear things are going well for your husband Sandra and am praying they continue to go well. Afraid I am no help on if the potty pads will work inside as we only have them on the covered deck and only Missy will use them. It hasn’t confused her, she still mostly goes outside, these are really for when the weather is bad she has a covered place to go. But I will say we tried a lot of different ones and found the Great Choice ones at PetSmart worked the best for us and I can get them delivered. https://www.petsmart.com/dog/training-and-behavior/potty-training/grreat-choice-dog-pads-45024.html keeping you all in our prayers. Hugs
  5. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    We live in a ranch so she’s basically just in another room. But every noise her head pops up and she looks lol. She’s silly. She is very happy! She’s been good this past week (although she did wake up 30 mins early today) lol. What she needs is to go to the groomer! What a stinky squishy face! Also, if anyone wants to follow her on insta it’s MeeshutheShihtzu !
  6. Jo-Anne

    Scare of wind

    Maybe Meeshu heard a weird noise or so that got her scared these last couple of months, when she was alone downstairs in her crate. She wouldn`t be the first, and you not knowing how this happened as well. How is Meeshu doing, bet she is real pleased that donut comes of today
  7. ParadiseTzu

    Potty Issues

    Sheila - I have not heard of using human pads, I thought the pads were supposed to have a smell to attract the dog to pee there? Paws - you’re right, nothing wrong with trying. I can at least put some out when we leave (or are outside) and hope for the best. And then outside pottying as usual when we are home. Jeannine - what lovely comforting words. But I especially was touched by “you still have a lot of time to make good memories”. That made me stop and think, and is very true. Thank you all!
  8. Pawz4me

    Potty Issues

    I don't think it will confuse her. i think it's worth a try.
  9. Sophie's Haven

    Potty Issues

    One thing with these little guys is they have a mind of their own and when their normal routine has changed they tend to act out. My Sophie before we moved into our new house would never let me know when she had to go out and it was a daily battle with her to catch her at the right time........she also is a Daddy's girl and would seem to do her potty in the house when he was not at home for the day.......now that we have moved Daddy is only working 2 days a week and Sophie will let him know when it is time to make the trip outside. I was nervous about laying area rugs because I just knew she would be using them as she will not use a potty pad....... so far she managed to soil the rug once and of course Daddy was not home and she did not come to let me know she had to go out...........the rest of the paws will use the pads but not her. I keep a potty pad in one of the bathrooms just in case and it can go 2 to 3 days before someone has to use it. They don't like any type of change in their lives........it took Bailey almost 2 weeks to adjust to the new house.......everyday he wanted to go back to what was his home. Just going back and forth in moving as soon as I pulled into the driveway of the old house he would get so excited to get out of the car so he could run up on the porch........Thankfully now he has adjusted to the new house but it was a battle for those 2 weeks. Hope things continue to go well with your husband........and Sandra we can only take one day at a time and I know your going thru a lot of stress but make the best of the time you have. You still have a lot of time to make good memories. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs........and love taps for Sassey Mae and Willy Boy
  10. missy dawn

    Potty Issues

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband, yall will definitely be in my prayers.as far as the pee pads , we use them .ours are human grade that are washable.we love them and can't imagine using anything else. It sounds like to me Sassy Mae is picking up on "daddy's sick and not feeling well" and this is her way to express her confusion. I think it will pass. Prayers
  11. First of all, forgive me for not commenting on here for quite a time but as I have said my world is upside down. I do however, check the Forum frequently, as I have a small amount of time very early since I try to get up and have this free time to myself (usually around 4 AM). It is very brief and so I read posts but dont comment, again I apologize because you guys are important to me. As an update, my husband is doing well at the moment. He had a six week round of radiation (very hard on him) along with a daily chemo pill. Because the radiation was so hard on him, no side effects could be seen from the chemo pill (as in no vomiting or nausea in general as is usual with chemo). the Radiation weakened him to where he had difficulty standing and could only walk with a walker. That treatment ended right before Christmas and by now he is feeling a little stronger altho still on a walker. He will now start on a treatment course of the chemo pill for 5 days and then 23 days with nothing indefinitely or until MRI shows any change. This Glioblastoma is not curable so we just have to monitor those MRI's every 3 months and hope for the best. Every individual reacts differently to this disease. I am very grateful for every good day we have. Now, my reason for this post, Sassy Mae is giving me trouble with her potty habits. I totally understand that her world has turned upside down too since her Daddy is the center of her universe. He spends alot of time in his recliner with her snuggled with him. As long as we are both home, she is very regular/usual. But when we are both gone to the doctor OR since he has been feeling better he likes to sit outside when he can. I cant let them out because we have some strange little plant with tiny stickers growing in clumps in our yard the last few years. Gets in their hair and feet. Only our backyard is fine for pottying. Anyway, when we are gone or outside, she will go pee on a rug. Even if she just recently peed outside. We have hardwood/ceramic tile floors but lots of rugs, some small enough to fit washing machine but some are room size. So far, she is peeing on the washable ones but I fear I may miss a spot on the room sized ones and my house begin to smell. I dont have an abundance of time to clean. She has always been such an easy dog to have, potty training was basically non-existant, she just "was" from the time we got her at 3 months old. Never had an accident! I mean never! Willie was very difficult to train, it took me 9 months but it has always seemed that when he got it, he got it. Never an accident with him either. And so far, he still has not. I am not a believer that dogs do things things out of spite but Sassy Mae is a thinker, Willie is more of an "at the moment" dog. But it sure seems as if she is peeing on the rugs because she doesnt like that fact that dad is not home. Which leads to my question, what about pee pads? I have never been a fan, but does it work to use those when we are out of the house and then I take them out to potty when I am in the house? Or is that confusing?
  12. Missysmom

    Great Company

    I too love the convenience but especially love how quick they are, our order went in on Monday and got here today!! That’s pretty normal too, ours usually comes really quick, it’s Great!!
  13. Sophie's Haven

    Great Company

    My guys are going to be excited on the chewy box as soon as they realize that is where their favorite treat comes from. I have bought sweaters and was very pleased with the quality of the material. They have been washed quite a few times and still look new. I guess I have been lucky as they sell all products I use including shampoos and grooming tools and blades for my trimmer. I like the one stop shopping from the comfort of home.
  14. Missysmom

    Great Company

    I have used Chewy for many years and love it! We have a shipment coming this week, the girls get soooo excited when they see their chewy box! They also sell things besides food on there, have even bought some toys which have been great too! I know some food companies don’t sell on there since they were sold, I use Petflow to get those products and boy what a difference, their website makes you Really appreciate Chewy.. sure wish everyone would sell on Chewy again.. great to see you back Jeannie, so good to catch up with you and your pups!! Hugs to all!
  15. PipsMom

    Great Company

    Be my luck that mine wouldn’t eat it!!! On the other hand finally I found dog food that do like.....,” Winalot” chicken & carrots
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  17. Sophie's Haven

    Great Company

    Hey all ........I know I have been MIA but slowly trying to get back on schedule here. My new goal in life is to make life as simple and easy as possible and one company I came across is Chewy.com........... Every 5 weeks a box is delivered to my door of dog food and on occasion special treats. They sell just about everything you need. You order what you need and set up a schedule on auto shipping. The price on items that I purchase are less with Chewy then in the store.......have had no problems with items it self or shipping.......it is a good company to deal with. You are notified 3 days before your scheduled ship in case you need to add or delete anything from you order. ........... For those of you that remember I use to cook for my paws.......well no more. They all got together and went on strike and refused to eat home cooking. The funny part was they all refused together.........so over a lot of reading and careful consideration I found the perfect combination of home cooked (I could not quit completely) and store bought and now every one is back to being happy with their dinner again.
  18. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    She’s been wearing the donut, but she’s been skiddish with noise for the last couple of months. Thank tou for the picture compliments. Your story was nice too! Luckily, she’s slept the last 2 nights (calm and no wind). Let’s go for 3 tonight lol and she gets donut off Thursday
  19. Marlene

    Scare of wind

    Oh goodness - has she had a "donut" through this time? We can only be on "her side" for a few days" after that happens. The only ones who hate those neck collars/donuts worse than the pups are their Dad and Mom. I love the pic of her black and white fluffy self laying on your hairy leg.....in shorts. Many years ago I sent a picture to my brother living in NJ of us (in California) mowing the lawn on a sunny day. He retaliated w/a pic of him in his recliner eating popcorn, watching a FB game while it was snowing outside. - touche!
  20. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    Thanks! She’s our little girl. She’s a diva but we love her! Her hair is so soft in the mornings and she comes out of her crate and lays her head in me and huffs and lays down. So cute!
  21. Jo-Anne

    Scare of wind

    Meeshu`s dad, do you know people can have a Shih-Tzu virus? we all have it on Chatter Tzu, and on the Dutch Shih-Tzu forum as well, and I think you allready got it to.We love them our Tzu`s, so we spoil them, only in a good way of course. Love all your pics Meeshu, we are getting spoiled here to. Glad she only woke you up once! Good girl. She is a very pretty black and white Tzu.
  22. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    Still breezy last night, but only woke us once in the night! Lol. We tried tv when we went to bed and lit a lavender candle before bed. I think her neck donut is starting to bother her though. She was spayed last week and had an umbilical hernia fixed, so hopefully after she gets the donut off she’ll be on her way back to normal! Scent diffuser had been ordered too lol
  23. Missysmom

    Scare of wind

    Oh my gosh is she a cutie, love all the pics!!
  24. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    Thanks Marlene! Appreciate it!
  25. Marlene

    Scare of wind

    Think about letting her sleep in your room (crated) where you can touch the crate and make some soothing sounds - also I would cover her crate to make it more cave-like. I have fostered a lot of puppies. That's what I do with them - put them near my side of the bed and if they stir through the night, I rhythmically tap the crate and chant a soft sound. They don't get wound up and go back to sleep quickly. Hope that helps.
  26. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    It’s really any loud noises, just the wind keeps up during storms. I never thought of the idea of playing the sounds and giving treats, we’ll try that too. If we’re home she’s fine. She just lifts her head up and looks and then goes back to sleep. It’s when we’re gone or at night sleeping (she sleeps in living room in her crate/pen combo). At night if she barks in night and doesn’t stop we get up and take her out to use bathroom and go back to bed. That usually works, but if it’s windy like last night we had to get up several times and take her out of pen. Calm her and sit with her for a few and put her back in. She normally sleeps through the night. I think lately she was use to everyone being home for holiday and now that we’re back to work she’s wondering where everyone went. That combined with wind really ticked her off yesterday and today.
  27. Marlene

    Scare of wind

    OH - she is so cute! Is it just the wooshing sound of wind or do you have ferocious, howling wind that makes the house rattle. I have see the suggestion, when a dog is afraid of storms - to play tapes of the sound followed by a treat a few times a day. Do you give her special attention when it's happening or act nonchalant and go about your business - even talking nonsense to her in a normal "no big deal" way?
  28. Meeshu

    Scare of wind

    Thank you! Added to our list on Amazon. She has a bigger list then me
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