How To Teach Your Dog To Poop On Command

Tired of standing around in the rain or cold, while your dog seems to take forever to make up her mind to do her business? Yes, believe it or not, it is possible to train your dog to poop (and to pee) on command! 

Here’s what to do: 

First of all, your dog needs to have mastered going outside, so there are no more accidents in the house.

The next step is to put your dog on a predictable, regular feeding and exercise schedule. Then you’ll be able to observe her and figure out her normal routine for having a bowel movement. This timing varies with different dogs, as some are morning poopers and others are later.

Once you have established a predictable routine and know when your dog is likely to relieve herself.

Next, pick a command that you want your dog to associate with the behavior, such as “Go potty!” Then at the time of day your dog is likely to go, take her out into the yard or on a walk. The second she starts to go, give the command. Then praise her and give her a reward.

That’s it! Then just repeat this sequence over a few days so the command becomes associated with the desired behavior. 

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By Ellen Britt

Dr. Ellen Britt has loved dogs since she was a child. She is particularly fond of the Northern breeds, especially Alaskan Malamutes. Ellen worked as a PA in Emergency and Occupational Medicine for two decades and holds a doctorate (Ed.D.) in biology.

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