How To Teach Your Dog To Go Potty On Command – Professional Dog Training Tips


– Wouldn’t it be nice if
it was snowing or raining or cold and gross outside, or maybe you were late for work and you had to get going really quickly, that you could take your puppy outside and they could go to
the bathroom right away when you ask them to? Well, I’m gonna talk
to you about a few ways you can teach your puppy how to go to the bathroom on command. My name’s Kayl McCann, and
welcome to McCann Dogs. The first thing that I
wanna talk to you about is how to actually teach your dog to go to the washroom on command. Now, when you take your puppy outside they can get very easily distracted, so it’s best to keep them on a short leash and just stand still and try
not to talk to them too much. Stay quiet and let them
just think about their job. Once they go to the washroom, start to pair the command that
you wanna use with your dog. Now, I used the command hurry up. That’s what I feel most comfortable saying in public around people. And I just say that over
and over and over again as the dog starts to go to the washroom. Once they finish, then I
simply just praise the dog. I don’t make a big deal, I don’t necessarily give
them cookies or treat them. But I do use my voice to let them know I’m happy with what they’ve done. Another thing to consider
is the best time of day to teach your dog to go to
the washroom on command. I like to teach my puppies, when they first get up in the morning from a long sleep overnight, to take them outside at that point because I know they have
to go to the washroom. When they go to the washroom
for the first couple days, I wait until they go before
I start saying my command over and over and over again. The puppy doesn’t know
what the word means yet, so what I have to do is pair my word with the behavior that
the dog is already doing. Now after a few days go by, I may consider saying the word a few times before the dog goes, and see if they start to
sniff or initiate behaviors that mean that they’re
gonna go to the washroom. If the puppy’s more interested in playing and jumping around, I’m gonna stop saying that command and just go silent again
and wait for the puppy to go to the bathroom or show signs. And at that point, I can
start repeating my word again. There’s no point in giving a word if the dog doesn’t know what it means. So you have to make sure
the first couple of days is more of a behavior
and word association. One problem you might run into when teaching your dog to go
to the washroom on command is that puppies often get really good at going to the bathroom
on command quickly in locations that they’re used to, so such as your house or places you take them
on a regular basis. But there’s gonna be times when
you have to take your puppy and make them go to the washroom in places that aren’t so familiar. So maybe you’re heading to a dog class or you’re traveling on
the road for a while. And in my case, I fly a lot with my dogs and I have to go to a lot
of different airports. And unfortunately, airports
aren’t always the greatest place to find areas for your
dog to go to the washroom. There’s been times when I’ve only had a very small piece of grass
that they have to go on, or even just concrete itself. And the fact that my dogs
can go to the bathroom quickly when I ask them to, and they’re not as picky
about the location, it makes my 10-hour trip to
Europe a lot less stressful knowing that they’re down below and they’ve relieved themselves
and they’re comfortable. Teaching your puppy to go
to the bathroom on command is both easy and convenient, and it really doesn’t
take that long to do. So the next time that
you’re late for something, or there’s a snow storm outside and you have to take your
puppy to go to the bathroom, you’re gonna be very thankful that they will go quickly
on command for you. Now if you liked today’s video, make sure you hit that thumbs up button. You can click the heart dog icon to subscribe to our channel. And for now, happy training and good luck with those puppies.

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