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How to house train a puppy with predators around at night?

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:17 pm
by susanka
We are due to get an 8-week old Sheltie puppy about March 20. Of course we know he'll need to go outside at night to poop and pee. We live in bear country-- have them on our patio frequently -- (and there are a few mountain lions around also). I'm worried about going out in the dark at night with him. Seems to me I need a genius way to get him housetrained for being outside with me to poop during the day but do his business inside at night until he's old enough to hold it all night. Is this possible? Seems like it will be very confusing for him. Any suggestions other than not getting a puppy? Thank you for any help you can provide.