When my husband brought home a new puppy I was not happy. We already had one dog and I was the one responsible for caring for that one. Now I had double the responsibility and didn’t know how I was going to manage. Our older dog was insistent upon walking outside twice a day and I barely had time for that, let along training a puppy. One of the toughest things to teach the new little one was going outside to do his business. Each time he had to go he would stand by the door, but, when I opened it, he would go to the living room and go potty. We tried puppy pads and that was ok while he was really little but as he grew, that was not going to work. I knew he understood the concept of going outside, but he just hated to go through the door. If I did manage to get him outside he yanked on his leash in the direction of the house the entire time. I finally figured out his issue, our dog did not like to be away from the comfort of the HVAC system. He was born at a kennel where the breeder did not acclimate them to the outdoors so the dog felt as though it shouldn’t be outside. The feel of grass under his feet and the scorching outdoor temperatures were very foreign to him. I almost hated to tell him that this was not going to work for us. Our lifestyle included outdoor walks and outdoor bathroom facilities for our pets. He would just have to get over his need for air conditioning and carpeted floors when it came to these things.