How to potty train your dog  

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created by mdillow 2009-10-16 04:07:46 pm

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Teach your dog to ring a bell hung on the door they use the most often. Ring the bell yourself every time you take the dog outside to go potty. Don't do anything else outside; come back in. Be consistent & soon the dog will ring the bell to let you know.

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submitted by Theresa Mayhew 2009-11-07 12:23:05 pm    

 



You always want to reward your dog for going potty outside. Go out there with them and give them a treat as soon as they are done going potty. You only have a couple of seconds from when they potty, so always have treats within easy reach.

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submitted by mdillow 2009-10-16 04:07:46 pm    


It's a great idea to carry treats on you in a pouch on your hip. That way, you are always ready to reward them.

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submitted by mdillow 2009-10-16 04:08:56 pm    


Keep your dog in a crate when you are not home or busy and give them a little bit of water when you let them out. As soon as they are done drinking, take them straight outside to potty.

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submitted by mdillow 2009-10-16 04:10:48 pm    


Use the same command words every time you take your dog outside, such as "go potty", "go pee", etc.

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submitted by mdillow 2009-10-16 04:11:56 pm    


Watch for signs that your dog has to potty, such as pacing, sitting by the door, whining. You will especially need to look for these signs after they have just played vigorously.

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submitted by mdillow 2009-10-16 04:13:52 pm    

 



If your dog does mess in the house, don't rub their noses in it. That does no good in teaching them, it only makes them fearful. You only have about 3 seconds to reprimand or praise your dog from the time they did the action.

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submitted by mdillow 2009-10-16 04:15:38 pm    

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