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Dog not used to go potty on-leash ?

asked 2015-07-11 14:16:04 -0500

I recently hosted a Great Dane at my place and he was just a puppy (yet quite big already); he was not trained to go potty on-leash. I had to get him go out on his own so he could do it and it was an issue since other residents were scared of him. I really did not know what to do. The owner told me the dog never went potty on-leash because they have a backyard at home. How would you handle it ? I had to keep him for 8 days...

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answered 2015-07-11 15:09:15 -0500

If you have a longer lead, or long retractable leash I would try taking him on that to see if he'd go. Personally I wouldn't take any Rover dogs off leash in an unfenced area- dogs can be very unpredictable in new environments or without their owners and its just not a risk I'd be willing to take. If the Great Dane is somewhat potty trained I would do my best to encourage him to go outside on the leash by rewarding him with treats and hope he was able to adjust.

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OP can also consider screening these kinds of pets out during meet & greets.

JM P.'s profile image JM P.  ( 2015-08-12 15:33:27 -0500 ) edit

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