There was a moose in the backyard so Roxy was barking and the monster Taz wouldn't get off the porch because she is scared of the ominous crackling and crunching sounds coming from the far corner of the yard. I stood out there in the cold for 5 minutes in my robe and slippers trying to get Taz to go potty. I finally gave up and got them both back inside. Then I fed them and Taz attacked Roxy after she finished her own food bowl. So then I took Taz on a leash out the front door to make her go potty outside but there was another moose across the street munching on the neighbors tree. After standing outside in the cold for another 5 minutes, all the while talking encouragingly to my little dog while I felt like screaming at her, she finally went, so I could come back inside. It's -1 degrees. I think it would be much easier to potty-train a dog if it were warmer and there were no moose in the yard! Or maybe I should dress for the cold?