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... I feel like I shouldn't complain since *almost afraid to say this outloud in case Daisy should be listening and decide to mess with my head again* they are pretty good now about going potty outside

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I will soon be starting a job that starts at 8am (thank you God for helping me find this job) . Since there is a bit of an overlap between my seasonal job which ends at 10...by the time I drive across town, get settled down, I generally am not to bed before 11:30/midnight, I will be working both jobs for awhile.

While these little ones take themselves potty during the day on their own (via our doggy door), they refuse to do their morning potty unless they have an escort (me...husband feigns sleep, but when he does get up, they still wait for me to come too). This usually happens around 5. :p I'm gonna be existing on pure vapors at the end of the month and will need that extra hour and a half if I can possibly get it.

Any ideas how to teach these little loons to go down the stairs and take themselves out potty in the morning escort free?
 

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... I feel like I shouldn't complain since *almost afraid to say this outloud in case Daisy should be listening and decide to mess with my head again* they are pretty good now about going potty outside

nevertheless

I will soon be starting a job that starts at 8am (thank you God for helping me find this job) . Since there is a bit of an overlap between my seasonal job which ends at 10...by the time I drive across town, get settled down, I generally am not to bed before 11:30/midnight, I will be working both jobs for awhile.

While these little ones take themselves potty during the day on their own (via our doggy door), they refuse to do their morning potty unless they have an escort (me...husband feigns sleep, but when he does get up, they still wait for me to come too). This usually happens around 5. :p I'm gonna be existing on pure vapors at the end of the month and will need that extra hour and a half if I can possibly get it.

Any ideas how to teach these little loons to go down the stairs and take themselves out potty in the morning escort free?

Oh my gosh, dh gets up earlier then I do, but I always have to get out of bed because Matilda will NOT go outside to potty unless I'm standing at the slider waiting for her:smtease:I thought I was the only one who had to go through that. HUGS TO YOU MY FRIEND, we both need help. I'm watching this thread for ideas.
 

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HAHAHA! I was almost *almost* embarrassed to post it but I am so not a morning girl and this new job is going to really be a challenge for me. Getting some good advice on this will help tremendously for someone who will probably be coma like for at least a month :p
 

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hahaha, aww I feel your pain! First of all Eileen, congrats on the new job! Wow, getting home after 10 and then going to work again early in the morning does sound pretty grueling. I don't have any advice on the morning potty run, but wanted to say that I definitely understand not being a morning person but having to get up early for the fluff. I got my Bailey right after I finished up my Masters program...after being in school for two years with evening classes, I was soo used to sleeping in till late morning. Soon after I got Bailey, I got a new job which requires me to wake up latest by 6 a.m. So he is now used to being up super early and even on weekends and days off, I have a ten pound dog pouncing on my face at 6 a.m. on the dot!!! Gotta love it :)
 

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Seriously dying here I'm so tired... anyone? Bumping hoping someone will know... HELP!!!!

Also apologies for only bumping and not having time to read any other threads but I am DESPERATE... life will get more manageable in early September when it's just the one job, so please forgive me for selfishly bumping and not reading/responding to anyone else's (just know I love you all and hope you all/your babies are doing well xoxox)
 

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Eileen - I'm so happy you got a new job. :chili::chili: Don't have much advice since Tyler's a pee pad boy so if we need him to go we just take him off the bed and let him down to the pad and he comes back when done. Just taking a few stabs since you haven't had much help. You might have to suffer through the month - or get up, walk her early (at 5) and jump back into bed for the extra hour. You'll be so pooped that the extra hour will feel wonderful. Or... How late does she potty? Do you think it might help if you take her out when you get home at 11pm-ish and then maybe she'll sleep in until DH gets up. Or else have DH ply her with treats to try to get her to go with him. Sorry - doubt this helps. But again, glad you found a new job esp. in this economy. :thumbsup:
 

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Eileen -- Yes, a big congratulations on the job and I feel your pain as I too am not a morning person. Luckily mine do go out the doggie door by themselves.

I think, as with everything, it's just a matter of retraining. You will retrain your body to your new schedule and you will retrain the fluffs to their new schedule too. Really there's no easy way to do this -- just consistency. It will take time but is very "doable", imho.
 
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