by Kristle
(Vernon, CT)

I have a 9 month old female Jack Russell Terrier named Zoey. She is a very sweet girl who lets anyone pet her and is good around other people and dogs. She spends the majority of the time in the house, but my husband and I make a concerted effort to take her out for walks or to run around in the park as much as possible. Lately, she has been walking over to our side kitchen door (which is where we normally take her out to potty, walk, etc.) and crying. At first we thought it was because she had to go outside to do her business, but most of the time when we take her out there she doesn't do anything. She ends up just sitting on the grass or looking around. Sometimes, though, she does have to potty when she cries at the door. So, it's been like a game for us where she's constantly crying at the door and we're left guessing whether it's because she has to go to the bathroom or she just wants to go outside. We don't know what to do. It's frustrating because we have to constantly go out with her and she doesn't end up doing anything. We don't want to necessarily discourage this behavior either, though, because we do want her to tell us when she has to go out to potty. Please help! Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Sep 30, 2009
cat flap for Kristle
by: paul

We have 4 jacks and I fitted a cat flap a few weeks after we got Poppy (our first jack when we moved in to our new place) then we got Rosy then Poppy had 2 boys Rory and spike. They have all used the cat flap from the start and it gives them real independance they can go out,wander about,and come in when they feel like it. However you must make sure you're fences are secure or they will chase anything that moves. I hope this has been helpful.

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