Teach Your Dog To Ask To Go Outside | And Other Tricks for Busy People
I’ve already written about how to teach your dog to come when called, but I’ve also taught my dog to ask permission to go potty. While most people are choosing to train their dog to come when called using a clicker or marker, I use a different method. I use good old fashioned kindness. I give my pooch a treat every time he goes outside. This simple technique has paid huge dividends. And if you’re a busy person who’s looking to train your dog to come when called, click here to see how to teach your dog to come when called. If you’re a busy person who’s looking to train your dog to ask permission then hopefully this article will help you achieve just that.
Signs Your Dog Wants to Go Out
Catch your dog doing something a few minutes after he’s had a chance to get bored. His ears are up, he’s looking around, and he’s acting happy. You can also see him wag his tail when he’s excited to go outside. That’s a good sign. He’s really feeling like he wants to go out. Steps to Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called There are three steps you should take to teach your dog to ask to go outside. 1. Make the trip outside together Go outside with your dog, and have him go potty before you ask him to ask you to go out. If your dog has toileted, but needs a potty break anyway, you can say something like, “Hey Petey, we need to go potty. Let’s go potty now.” If he’s not done, say something like, “We need to go potty now. You can go potty when you’re done.
Classical Conditioning and Potty Training
There are many ways to train a dog to tell time. You can teach them to ask for their dinner by taking them outside for dinner. You can teach them to bark on the hour and half hour. Or you can use a hot dog. Click here to see how to use a hot dog to train your dog to learn to tell time. Other times, you might want to train your dog to say “potty” before going outside. In this situation, you will need to make a sound called a “potty sound” for your dog. The signal should be loud enough to remind your dog of the way to the bathroom, but not too loud so it drives them crazy. Click here to see how to make a potty sound for your dog. There are a few different reasons why you might want to use this technique.
Teaching Your Dog To Go Outside
If you want your dog to know that he can go potty outside, he needs to understand the concept of going outside. In order to do this, it helps to teach him to wait for you to open the door for him. This will be different for every dog. But in general, you can divide this into three steps: Walk Up & Wait Walk Away & Wait Go Use clicker or marker Walk Up & Wait Walk up to your dog and wait until he sits/ lays down. Once he is in position, give him a treat, and then slowly walk away. Don’t make your ‘leave’ too hard or it will get frustrating for your dog. He’ll only know what to do if he has the expectation that you will leave first. I recommend that you start this step inside your home to make sure you teach him that when he ‘goes’ outside he doesn’t have to stop for anything.
Blow a Whistle or Ring a Bell, Go Outside
Even if you have an extremely well behaved dog, getting them to go outside on command is a challenge. I teach all my dogs to ring a bell to go outside. As soon as I get out of bed I just put the bell on the ground. My dogs bark at it and hopefully they get the idea that they have to go to the door. It’s easy to find or buy a bell and then have it ringing when you get out of bed. As you’re teaching your dog to ring the bell, I would also teach your dog to blow a whistle. Dogs are incredibly sensitive to tone of voice. I learned that the hard way when I tried to train my sister’s dogs to whistle. I finally realized that I needed to teach the whistling technique on a warm, sunny day. I had a small pouch in my car that I was keeping some dog treats in.