Toby, our cruising Entlebucher, has been a hold out on the deck training
thing. He has made 36 hour passages and "held it" until he was on terra firma. He has cruised over 10,000 miles with his "I'm not going to go on this boat" policy. The attached photo
is his "I want to go ashore" face.
Now at Age Nine, he has chosen to pee and poo on deck! Not every day, but when it's necessary (no way to get to shore that night) and we tell him, he seems to get the message and go. We're early into this cruise
, but we are keeping our fingers crossed! His chosen spots are on the gunnel and on the bow, not really great for open passages, so we'll have to see if he will move this activity to the transom, which is accessible by tether.
Hope this adds some encouragement to others with dogs
who are holding out.