Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Ok, I'm totally about to lose my mind with Oscar. He is on a strict potty schedule, which is great. We go (i.e. poop) first thing in the morning, (occasionally at lunch), right before dinner and right before bed. The problem is this: he will whine to go out at the appropriate times and then take an additional 30 minutes of parading around before he actually poops. I don't have an extra 90 minutes in my day to mess with this. He obviously HAS to go, which is why he whined at the door. How do I make him go immediately (ok, in WAY less than 30 minutes) once we get outside? I've tried the exorbitant amounts of praise when he does go. I've tried limiting his "parading" radius and giving him a time limit which doesn't work because he immediately comes in and poops on the floor. We have a designated pooping location (2 actually, in case the first is already occupied). He always goes out without Nugget otherwise he's too distracted. I'm out of ideas... HELP! PLEASE!