Since Ky wasn't big on a food reward, I used LOADS of verbal praise and the toy, mixed it up, doubled up depending on what it was.
When I first brought her home and we were house breaking, and she peed outside, I threw a freaking party ... yahoo, good pee pee, good girl and gave her lots of praise. I didn't do a toy then b/c I didn't want her getting into the habit of playing with a toy every time she peed - especially at 2 am, and then again at 5 am!
When I was training ... i did it like this
Ky stay - put my hand up and backed up two steps - she stayed for a count of 3
Came back and pet her on the head ... good stay, good girl - in a cheery voice
Repeated this twice - one after the other (it's taking a grand total of about 12-15 seconds to do the 3 reps)
On the third time I praised big time and playtime with the toy was the reward
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