It’s raining, it’s cold. It’s time to walk the dog.
Don’t you wish you had a way to tell your dog “Hurry up! Let’s get this over with so we can get back inside where it’s dry and warm!”
Here’s a quick video to teach you how to do that! It’s fast, it’s easy, and all my dogs know how to go to the bathroom on cue.
What does it mean to go to the bathroom “on cue?” (And why am I using “cue” instead of “command?”)
When you can ask your dog to do something — and he does it! — you can call that behavior “on cue.” Old-fashioned trainers call it a command. I think it’s a little silly to command anyone, let alone a dog, to go to the bathroom. The thought of it makes me giggle. “I COMMAND YOU to take a tinkle.” Hahahahaha.
What word (or phrase) do you use to tell your dog to do his business? Leave a comment and let me know!
Our permanent three dogs know “Do your business.”
Levi and most of the dogs I raise know “Hurry up.”
Another service dog agency uses: “GitRDone!” (I’m not kidding.)
“Last call…” That usually works; if not, “go pee-pee”.
Cathy Avey says
I’m getting a new puppy late Nov. it’s going to be cold wet and miserable trying to train my puppy in the spot I eventually want him to go. Far from the house.
My question is can I start potty training him close to the house then next summer move the potty spot? Or will this confuse him?
Thanks for all your videos
Laurie Luck says
Hi Cathy, you can do that, yes. It will be a little confusing for him in the summer and may take him awhile to get the new system, but if you’re patient and consistent, it should be fine. Happy training!