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Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

Me: "Riggs - go in the kitchen."
Riggs: Walks into the kitchen
Me: "Thank You."

For some reason I find myself doing it more and more now. Maybe I'm using it as after-the-fact praise?
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And I say excuse me, or I'm sorry!

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Re: Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

I do as well or you got in the way..LOL I talk to them like I do my own 3 kids...LOL or excuse you if they burb..LOL

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Re: Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

Yep, I constantly say thank you to them, I think they know what it means too.

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Re: Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

I do say "thank you", but I never say "excuse me". I say "MOVE".

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Originally Posted By: Cassidys MomI do say "thank you", but I never say "excuse me". I say "MOVE".
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Re: Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

I say "good boy".

I always say I am sorry and talk to them like they are human. I say bless you when they sneeze!

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Re: Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

I would say most of the time I do. I also say 'bless you' when she sneezes, 'excuse me' when she is in the way and 'excuse you!' when she comes up to me and burps.

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Re: Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

Weird... I never realized that I said "thank you" to the dogs.

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Re: Do you thank your dog for obeying a command?

As is every good trainer, our trainer is very big on praise for good behavior. So when my dog does what she's told, I will invariably say, "Good girl!"

Heck, my dog is 8 years old; she'd been housetrained when I adopted her 5 years ago, and I still tell her, "Good girl!" whan she goes potty outside. Of course, she gives me a look that clearly says, "Mom, I'm just making a poop, okay? Will ya calm down, already?"

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