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This problem has been around, but gotten worse with the cold weather and snow. I have a fenced in back yard, he refuses to leave the paved patio area and go out in the grass. His normal pee area is my next door neighbors tree in the front yard. (which now has snow piled around it and he does not walk in snow, only shoveled areas.) As far as that goes, he won't pee on the patio either.
He does not urinate on the wee-pads when I set them out. He will have a poop accident occasionally, but for the most part goes he 24 hours without doing either.
Besides normal old age pug issues, he has no known health issues. He probably doesn't see too well, some arthritis , I adopted him when he was 9, no health issues for the past three years I have had him, he has regular vet. check ups.
He is neutered.
These "jaunts" outside in which I accompany him, he is off the leash, not the fastest guy, so no fear of him bolting on me. We walk around the entire block (providing it is shoveled) and he is off leash the entire time.
Simply put, he hates the cold, hates going outside, I know he has to be very uncomfortable, and I'm, tired of walking around for 30 minutes in the freezing cold myself. We also have a solid foot of snow with no thaw in the near future, we live in the Chicago area. This isn't going away soon. I'm looking for an answer ...say if I sprinkled a scent or something that would motivate him to pee...I don't know.
This is the 2nd pug I have owned, my first one wasn't big one the cold either, but nothing like this little guy. As frustrated as I am with my pug, they are great little dogs.
Thanks for your help.
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