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Old 07-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I praise her right after she potties outside or even while she is pottying?
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I've done it (and still do though he's 18 months) as soon as he starts and then might pet him and say it again. But I'm very affectionate towards him, some might say I'm overdoing it. It works for us though.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I praised the entire time. As he was headed outside, while he was going, and when he listened and came back in. I say whatever it takes and whatever works!
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i always did with puppies when done. i always worried they would prematurely pinch it off in excitement and save some for the floor. that's just me i'm sure everyone does things differently.
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While she's pottying repeat the word that you would like to use as the command to go potty. Praise when she's done. It's really useful to be able to tell them to go sometimes, I do it if I'm meeting a friend for coffee out somewhere and I don't want them needing to go while we're there! Also useful last thing at night when it's cold outside and I just want them to go to the toilet and come in again without conducting their usual border patrol!
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While she's pottying repeat the word that you would like to use as the command to go potty. Praise when she's done. It's really useful to be able to tell them to go sometimes, I do it if I'm meeting a friend for coffee out somewhere and I don't want them needing to go while we're there! Also useful last thing at night when it's cold outside and I just want them to go to the toilet and come in again without conducting their usual border patrol!
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Emptying their bladder is reinforcing enough it isn't really necessary to praise it except I guess to show approval for their choice of spots to do it vs them doing it inside or something.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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While she's pottying repeat the word that you would like to use as the command to go potty. Praise when she's done. It's really useful to be able to tell them to go sometimes, I do it if I'm meeting a friend for coffee out somewhere and I don't want them needing to go while we're there! Also useful last thing at night when it's cold outside and I just want them to go to the toilet and come in again without conducting their usual border patrol!
That's how I have done it with the last five pups raised. They all understood it after a week. I never praised them; just putting the word and behavior together nd turned it into a habit.
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Emptying their bladder is reinforcing enough it isn't really necessary to praise it except I guess to show approval for their choice of spots to do it vs them doing it inside or something.
That's why people praise. Not the act of pottying but the choice of spot. So why does it matter whether emptying their bladder is reinforcing or not
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I still say, "good poop."
When they were young, I would really praise during the daytime. During they early stage, early morning (3am) poops, I would say a nice low, "good poop".
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I would tell them go pee pee or poo poo and praise when done. I have had numerous trainers tell me that if you tell them good girl or good boy before task/command is completed then the dog tends to think they are done before they really are.
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