That is how much out little dog Jo Jo now weighs. I had to take her to the vet on Friday for some shots and he was thrilled to see that she actually had a little belly. The last time she was at the doctor she was only 9 oz's
. Not even a pound.
She is five months old now and still not potty trained.
Did any of you ever have a newborn baby come home from the hospital with his/her daytime and nighttime turned around?
That is what I feel like with this dog. Except it is her pooping schedule that is backward.
She will go to the bathroom five or six times at night and not go at all during the daylight hours. We take her outside all day long and she does pee out there but seems to save the poop part for night time.
We leave her gated in our family room at night and put papers down for her to go on. She will go to the bathroom the first or second time on the papers but then she feels like they are dirty and she goes and finds another spot. Like the bricks on the fireplace or in the corner all over my nice white crown molding.
Part of me knows this is a problem we have created. When she was sick for those first few months I was more concerned with keeping her alive and less with making sure she learned where to go to the potty.
We can't leave her outside unattended because a hawk or coyote will grab her. I already told you about listening to the cat next door getting eaten by a coyote. I have no desire to repeat that experience.
So, all you dog experts out there. What advice do you have for this failure of a pet owner? Did any of you have this problem with one of your animals?
We all love this little dog to pieces, if she would just get her #@*# together she would be the perfect little addition to our family.