Posted : 6/20/2007 1:03:39 AM
A month ago I adopted a Norwegian Elkhound who had to fly from Oregon to Anchorage, AK, and then ride home with me from Anchorage in my truck, another 8 hours.
He wouldn't pee either! Not for love or money. He held it from 8am Sunday to about the same time Monday. He waited another 24 hours to poop, and then did it in his crate.....arrrggghhhh!
He also did not know how to do his business while on lead. I'm teaching him and he's getting better at it. But it sure takes time and can be very frustrating!
BTW: Don't be surprised if your new dog drinks like a maniac and pants a lot for a while. I thought Ole was sick and spent $200 at the vet thinking he might have a UTI. Turns out just all the stress caused by all the travel and change. It's taken him a month to really stop doing all that drinking the bowl dry all the time. (And we have a BIG water bowl!)