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putting his nose in his popo?

My parents and their parents tell me that after the dog goes #2 in the house you should put its nose in it. Now my parents and their parents are no dog newbies. Dozens of dogs have happily lived and live with my parents and grandparents. And they tell me that they trained all their dogs this way and only had a problems with ONE SINGLE DOG in over 50 years of owning dogs.

Now i will agree that this method of training is not at all sanitary but if it works, why change your ways?
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old school training...I remember when I was in a training group early 90's the handout they gave said to do the same thing with pee too.
I would rather show my pup where I want him/her to go instead of making more of a mess. That and their immune system isn't real strong when babies, you could make them sick when putting poop in their respiratory system.

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It is quite unfair to the dog/puppy because he doesn't know any better.

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Plus that is quite gross...

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the nose-in-poo method is right up there
with alpha rolling. it's not necessary. do your
parents or grand parents have any trained dogs??

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My parents and their parents tell me that after the dog goes #2 in the house you should put its nose in it. Now my parents and their parents are no dog newbies. Dozens of dogs have happily lived and live with my parents and grandparents. And they tell me that they trained all their dogs this way and only had a problems with ONE SINGLE DOG in over 50 years of owning dogs.

Now i will agree that this method of training is not at all sanitary but if it works, why change your ways?
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I mean, there are TONS of people out there who have lived with dogs their whole life and have obviously stuck with older training methods and thats fine. But I guess that most of the "professional" dog trainers have leaned away from this training method, along with the "alpha male" method.

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...It is important to remember that if a puppy has an accident in the house, it is not his fault. It is the owner’s fault. If the puppy is properly supervised, he shouldn’t have the opportunity to eliminate in the house...
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My parents and their parents tell me that after the dog goes #2 in the house you should put its nose in it.
Do you think you would have been potty trained earlier if your parents stuck your nose in your poopy diaper?

Think about what that's teaching a puppy. Puppy poops, owner puts puppy's nose in the poop - do you seriously think the puppy will understand that they pooped in the wrong place? Or do you think it's possible that maybe the puppy learns that he should be VERY careful not to poop around the owner or where the owner might find discover his poop?

The fact that they've been doing this for 50 years does not speak to the success of the method. It speaks to their reluctance to learn newer, better ways to train a dog than blaming a puppy for doing something he hasn't yet been trained not to do.

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Do you think you would have been potty trained earlier if your parents stuck your nose in your poopy diaper?

Think about what that's teaching a puppy. Puppy poops, owner puts puppy's nose in the poop - do you seriously think the puppy will understand that they pooped in the wrong place? Or do you think it's possible that maybe the puppy learns that he should be VERY careful not to poop around the owner or where the owner might find discover his poop?

The fact that they've been doing this for 50 years does not speak to the success of the method. It speaks to their reluctance to learn newer, better ways to train a dog than blaming a puppy for doing something he hasn't yet been trained not to do.
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How can sticking a puppy's face in it's own poop possibly help train it? I'm at a complete loss here... that makes zero sense.
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How can sticking a puppy's face in it's own poop possibly help train it? I'm at a complete loss here... that makes zero sense.
It will help teach the puppy that their owner is bonkers.


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