We are training Kash to be completely housebroken, in other words, he is to be totally trained to do his business outside and not have accidents in the house. Earlier I stated Kash was “potty trained” (housebroken) from day one. Well eight days later, Kash peed in the house while looking right at us!
So the potty training began all over again. This time we thought we would train Kash to ring a bell by the door when he needed to go out. We bought a bell, hung it by the door just high enough so it would take a conscious effort to ring it.
What we did was show him the bell, let him sniff it and hear it first. Then we held a treat near the bell. When Kash would ring the bell, even if by accident, we would click the clicker and he would get a treat. It didn’t take long for him to figure this one out!
Within a minute or two, he had the bell part figured out. The next step was, when Kash would ring the bell, we would then immediately take him to the “chosen” bathroom site. Once he did his business we would heap praise on him and give him a treat. We wanted him to learn that he would receive the treat outside at his bathroom spot rather than at the door.
Kash learns super fast. I think it has to do with our attitude and what we learned from reading Secrets to Dog Training. I was looking online for “puppy training” when I found this ebook. It is worth ten times the price, especially if you were thinking of dog obedience school. You can learn quickly what it takes from this detailed dog training program.
This book is far more complete than any of the books I was reading at the library. Especially good are the way it teaches how to solve common behavior problems like chewing, biting, jumping on people, barking, whining and just plain old being disobedient.
I can’t wait to get into the advanced commands and tricks, but I’ll get the basic commands down pat first. That way I think Kash will be more focused when it comes to learning hand signals, and even eye signals.
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