After about 15 minutes I was beginning to lose resolve when finally, thankfully, she did her business. First it was #1 which brought a smile to my face, and then after a few more minutes, #2 happened. At that point, I gave her the biggest, happiest hug I could, and then we both bolted for the warmth of the house.
She's been fine ever since. But if I hadn't taken the time and been patient enough to walk her through this, it may have gotten completely out of hand. The rule of thumb here is, if you're going to work with your pet on training, make sure you have the time to dedicate to it. Training her right before your dinner is ready, or your favorite TV show comes on, or before you have to leave for work isn't fair to your either of you. You'll be setting yourselves up for failure because when you lack time, you will probably lack patience. Train when you have time, train when you're not in a rush. I guarantee the time you spend will be worthwhile in the long run.
Until next time!