Potty -- one word or two?

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  1. BudgetsDad

    BudgetsDad New Member

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    Just wondering what people thought about this...

    When associating a word with potty training, is it better to have one word associated with both? or one word for #1 and one for #2?
     
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    I'd say one word associated with both since you want to get them to hurry up and go, but can't be positive they have to do one instead of the other.
     
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    rocco&quiras mama New Member

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    I use two,
    dont know why really cuz Rocco will pee no matter if i tell him to or not,
    Being able to tell him to go #2 is useful if your traveling by train and only have a few minutes... or if it´s really cold out and you want him to hurry up.
    i never even thought of using one word for both.... maybe next dog :)
     
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    I just say "Go potty" for both.
     
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    I say go potty for #2 and go peepee for #1. The latter totally embarrasses my husband while we go for a walk.
     
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    LOL...I use the PeePee one to. But i use three. If i am asking if they want to go out to potty. So if i am just letting them out to stay a while i don't say anything else, just let them go...Now if it is cold and i want them to hurry i say go peepee, poopoo and i tell them hurry, then i waite on them. Now when i lived in Tenn. There was no fenced yard so i had to leash walk Odo and i taught him to Poo on comand by waiting for him to assume the position then saying Odo go poopoo, then i would praise him alot. It took about a week and he would go when i said it after that...Pertty neat it still works.
     
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    i use two words. it comes in very handy when the dog knows what you want.

    e.g. before going on a walk or bike ride with quigley here in the city, i take him in the back yard to poop so i'm less likely to have to clean up along the way.
     
  8. BudgetsDad

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    I'm not sure I could say all that and keep a straight face!:D
     
  9. BudgetsDad

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    How did you train for two words? I guess it requires good timing....
     
  10. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    When Jake pees, I say "good pee". When he poops, I say "good poop". I started this at the beginning. Now if I tell him "go poop", he poops. I am glad no one is listening to me. It's all a matter of association to get them to respond to the words you use.
     
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    The key is repitition and association. You should use the same word/words when ever you can tell they are ready to eliminate. Continueing to say the words while they are eliminating will help associate the words to that behavior.

    Make sure you praise them when they finish their business. :)
     
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    I use "poop?" because it's a word that doesn't end in an "E" sound like "cookie"! I don't think it sounds like any of the other verbal cues which I use with my dog, so it's very clear what I am suggesting when I use it.

    "Gooooood poop!":D
     
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    I know this is a really old thread, but I've had the same question! Every time I take my puppy out (now 15wks old) I say "go potty". If he starts to go #2 I say "go poo"

    I've done this every time, I swear! When I say "go potty" he will do whichever action he needs to do. If it's #2, I switch to "go poo", but I don't think he gets that one.

    Yesterday I took him out and wanted to make sure he went #2. He hadn't gone in 12 hours or so, even though he'd had a meal in that time. He had plenty of opportunities, he went #1 outside twice in that twelve hour period, but no poo. I wanted to make sure he went because I was going out for about three or four hours.

    I took him out, let him take his time, said both commands enough times to make me worry I was going to unteach them (he did go #1 though), then finally I gave up and went back in. I repeated this routine about 45 minutes later, still no poo.

    So I guess he just didn't need to go? When I got back four hours later, I let him hang out with me for a bit, then I fed and watered him, then he took a little nap, then we went out and he finally went poo. It was really weird.

    So I'm not sure if I just don't have it on command yet, or if he just thought I was crazy telling him to go poo when he didn't need to.

    But I can certainly appreciate the need to have both on command... there have been times in his early housetraining days when he'd go #1 outside, then act like he was done, start playing with leaves, etc. Then once inside he'd start assuming the #2 position!
     
  14. Rubylove

    Rubylove Training the Trainer

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    Lol this thread is funny. I love the one that says the dog loves it when it knows what you want! I would like to have that skill - to be able to go pee or go poop on command!

    Nevertheless, we use two `wee-wees' and `poo-time'. Goodness knows where they came from but we deliver them differently, too - `wee-wees' in a high, questioning tone, and `poop-time!' like its something to get excited about.

    **shakes head** strange people.... :D
     
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    I use wee wee and poo poo :D
     
  16. Kona knows four commands when it comes to going outside.

    "Wanna go out?" Makes it fun for her... gets her excited!
    "Wanna go for a walk?" Same thing, gets her excited.
    "Go Tinkle" to go pee
    "Go poopie" for poop
     

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