Can't differentiate between wanting to go out to go to the toilet or play - German Shepherd Dog Forums
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Can't differentiate between wanting to go out to go to the toilet or play

I only want her to indicate via position and sound when she wants to go out to the toilet. i.e at the door and making noise.

She has now learned to do this for going out to play also. I am considering putting her on the leash every-time I go out now but I'm not sure if the dog will put 2+2 together??

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 06:20 PM
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I think that most of them do that once they learn how to get us to open the door. I don't know how to get them to just let us know when they need to go potty but someone else may. Good luck.

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That's how I taught Stosh- when he asked to go out I put the lead on him and took him to potty giving him a command. If he started playing it was right back in the house. It's also good to teach them to go while on a lead
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