You get what you train for.

September 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm 4 comments

I saw this post on the Clicker Solutions mailing list and it made me chuckle.

My Aussie Terrier pup has learnt to fake a wee.
I clicked/treated during her toilet training. Now she frequently just squats and doesn’t wee just expects a treat.
Any suggestions of how to stop the fake squatting?
Thank you for your help.

There were several similar replies to this question: “No wee, no treat.”

This reply was the most precise:

The problem is you get what you train for. In this case the dog was trained to squat not to pee. The solution IMHO is to train the dog for peeing. To train the dog to pee click when they finish peeing not when they squat.

Thankfully, Boogie and I don’t have this problem. šŸ™‚

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rumpydog  |  September 10, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    ROFL! Oh Dog, that’s hilarious!

    Reply
  • 2. Frenchie Maintenance Supervisor  |  September 11, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Hopping by via the Blog Hop. You’ve got a great blog here!

    Reply
    • 3. lili  |  September 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      thank you! šŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 4. Lucky Dog  |  September 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Oh, that’s great! LOL.

    Reply

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