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Old 03-30-2014, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Zeus is 13 wks old, he is doing absolutely fabulous with his potty training, he rarely has an accidents, the problem is where he potties outside, we have a completely fenced in yard and when he needs to go out we just open the door and let him out, he has taken to pottying right outside the back door, how do I get him to walk further out in the yard first? Should I still go out with him and coax him further out?

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Walk the dog on a leash to the spot where you want the dog to go, treat when the dog potties there until he gets it. However, I did have an Afghan hound who was as dumb as a post and could not learn this! My huskies and GSD learned very quickly, on leash until they got it, though.
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We just lead him in a certain area, around the side of the house where the kids usually dont go to play. He got used to it and will walk himself to that area.
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I agree with the other posts, simply lead him to where you want him to go and praise when he does. Do it for a few days and see if he'll do it himself without coaxing, if he does mega rewards and praise. If he doesn't keep leading him there for a few more days then try again
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This is a very useful idea! I look forward to trying this!
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Pick it up with a shovel and move it to the appropriate area - then leave it there for a few days. Don't scold but do tell him 'Zeus, poopies go over here.' When he does go in the right area, praise him because he is the best dog in the whole wide world!!!

I've never taken my pups out to potty on a leash - causes too much excitement and confusion for my adult dog that s/he is going for a walk. They all learned where they're supposed to go - all the way around the other side of the house from the back door.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I will try moving it and see how that works.

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Old 04-01-2014, 11:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm a first time owner. When we got our GSD pup I had to take him out on a leash because we had no fence in our backyard. We also got him in October, which meant I did it through a MI winter.. Yippie! After he was about 10 months old we moved and our yard had a fence. I continued to take him out on the leash to train him to go on the side of the garage, where my kids don't play. I just walked him over, gave him his command for pee/poop, and treated him when he complied.

After a month or so of doing this, I started walking with him to the area, but not on a leash and rewarded him complied. If he took off on me, I'd go back to the leash stage. Once he was doing it with no leash, I would stand outside the back door and point to the area, giving him his command. When he finished I called him to come, and he got rewarded.

Now I just open the door, and give him the command as he's running out and he's be really good about it.

My point is to try and break it down into smaller achievements if you aren't getting the result you want. If may be more of a pain for you, but it will be easier for the dog.
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