so i’ve been letting nitro out to do his business upstairs, there is a door going out into the yard, i am using that and it is working out great so far! nathalie his trainer said she’d post me out a whistle, so i can blow that instead of yelling his name, we tried using the whistle today and his recall was great. so i am hopeful that will work. for now i am still yelling at him to come inside once he’s done, but he seems to be responding better to me than he was when i was letting him out downstairs. its quieter upstairs, and its a little eary at night, but i’ve done it twice tonight and everything seemed ok so i’m happy to keep doing it.