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Toilet command

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mila Bee, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Mila Bee

    Mila Bee New Member Registered

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    Hi,

    I am new to this forum which I see it's a great font of information for new dog owners.

    Can I ask you what cue/command would you recommend using for your dog when you want them to go to the toilet?

    thanks
    Mila
     
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    I'd suggest two words for the separate acts of toileting. Because it's only a sound to a dog, you can use any words you like, only saying them at first while the dog is actually in the act of toileting until he has learned to make the association between the sound and the action. That's when you can start using the words to cue him to toilet.

    Have you seen our helpful page on toilet training?

    House training
     
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  3. Mila Bee

    Mila Bee New Member Registered

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    Hi Joanne,

    thanks for your reply.
    I have read the page on house training, I was just curious to see what people use instead of "go potty" or go wee wee".
    I have come across some articles and seen some people use commands such as "empty" or "be quick", "be clean", "hurry up".
    I have yet to decide which command to use with my next dog (I foster them) and was looking for something a bit original and not too embarrassing :)
     
  4. Tinytom

    Tinytom Well-Known Member Registered

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    I say Pee Pee ....;)
     
  5. Finsky

    Finsky Well-Known Member Registered

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    My dogs have never done their toileting by the command. But I do ask 'do you want to go to garden?. Which is usually answered with race to the back door. But that can as well just mean that they do want to go out but not for their bodily needs.
     
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    Hemlock Well-Known Member Registered

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    Be sure never to use a word or phrase that is used in any other context! Otherwise use any word you like. I can't put the ones I use as they are too hardcore for a polite forum!
     
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  7. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Oh yes, this! When we were toilet training T, a friend was in the house and we asked how work was going. “oh, you know” she said. ”Busy busy.”


    Nooooooooo !!!
     
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  8. JudyN

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    I use 'widdle' and 'poo'. Or I used to... I think Jasper understood them, but if I said 'poo' when he didn't want to go, he'd bark at me. And before I knew it, 'poo' was a cue for him to bark:emoji_face_palm:
     
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    lurcherman Well-Known Member Registered

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    Most dogs will pee most times so shouldn’t be too hard, first thing in morning and late night it’s right pee,
     
  10. Dibbythedog

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    I say Do a wee that covers both poops and wees.
    Its important that when you first teach your dog this , to say your command when your dog is in the act of weeing/pooping so they make the connection .
     
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    We say "wee wee" in a weird high pitch voice for some reason, for both which I'm sure goes down a treat with the neighbours twenty times a day :D:D
     
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    excuseme Well-Known Member Registered

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    We use "Do wee wees" or just wee wees. It's the same for both.
    If when we are out and about I walk past one that is having a wee or a poo I always say "good girl" Wee wee's. I hope this just reminds them what they are doing and that they are good for doing it!
     
  13. JoanneF

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    Oh yes, at 10 years old, T still gets a ”good lad” for toilets. Outdoors. But they all are ...
     
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    We say 'good toilet' when she is in the act. Hence she will generally toilet on request before jumping into the car.
     

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