Having your dog consistently perform his or her "potty duties" outdoors or on a newspaper can be tricky. The time you invest in this procedure will ensure that your dog will understand the importance of the task. Here is how to keep those rugs and floors clean and keep you and Fido on the best of terms:
1. Take Fido outdoors, on-leash (or to the newspaper)
2. Using a business-like voice, say, "Go potty".
3. Give him about 10 minutes to perform.
3B. If he does not perform, take him indoors and put him in a crate or keep him on-leash without interacting with him.
4. In 10 minutes, take him out again and repeat steps 1-3C. If he does perform, praise him and spend a few minutes playing with him!
While this may seem like a lot of work, in the end it will all be worth it!
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dawson, owned by Audra Cutuli, for winning the agility competition this past Saturday! Dawson, shown here with apprentice trainer Ramaswamy (Ram) Srinivasan, is a 4-time champion.
Ram will be graduating in September and will continue to interface with Brother of the Wolf, creating new programs for the training school.
Wado udohiyu (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)
Owner and lead trainer
Brother of the Wolf, LLC