Good Boy, Tanner!
You Don't Need the Bells
- Let’s show up and notice when the dog poops and pees outside (and reinforce that behavior).
- Let’s supervise our dog carefully inside so he doesn’t “go” in the wrong place. And let’s set up a safe and comfortable area for him to stay in when we can’t supervise him.
- If that’s still too complicated, try this. To successfully potty train our dog or puppy, all we have to do is answer one question correctly: Where’s the dog?
- Decide when we want to take our dog out for a potty break (every 1-2 hours in the early stages of training).
- Walk your dog to the door to exit, but ask him to “sit” before you open the door. (Use the same door every time for best results).
- When he sits, praise him and open the door. The back yard awaits him to trade in his (eh-hem) “precious products” for puppy treats. Ah, relief and snacks, that’s a good deal.
- Before long, you’ll notice your dog sitting at the door waiting to make that awesome deal over and over again.
- Now we have our signal – sitting at the door patiently. Notice when this happens – praise – let him out – treat him for doing his thing outside.
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