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Progress with Penelope

All hail the all mighty clicker!!! For whatever reason, I had been hesitant to use a clicker for training. Last Saturday we had a behaviorist come to help us with Penelope's separation anxiety.
She recommended using a clicker and doing a sort of calming yo yo technique. After just a few days she is doing so much better. I can leave the room and she doesn't react. When she does I wait for her to calm then re-enter .
When she finishes her meal in her long she used to yip non stop, now she just goes to her bed and sits or lays down and waits.
The behaviorist taught us how to use the clicker with potty training too. We've had one pee accident inside since Sunday!
Behaviorist comes again Saturday. So happy with the clicker and Penny is do smart she is picking up so quickly!
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Do you mind me asking who you are using? I know several people in the area. GREAT that they are teaching you how to work with her with the clicker! It's SUCH a useful tool!!!


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Her name is Stephanie Delaney and her website is www.theeverydaydog.com.
We live in Plymouth and she is just the next town over. She quite thorough, spent a lot of time with us and uses positive training methods, which is important to us.
So far so good!

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Clickers are awesome!

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Her name is Stephanie Delaney and her website is www.theeverydaydog.com.
We live in Plymouth and she is just the next town over. She quite thorough, spent a lot of time with us and uses positive training methods, which is important to us.
So far so good!
She isn't one of the people I know, but it sounds like she is doing good things for you. We are lucky to be in an area with lots of good training help! Keep up the good work!


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Congrats to you and all the progress with Penelope!
That's a nice pen she's got there!
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Way to go! I would love to know how you are using it for the potty training ? Or just clicking and treating after she goes bc my Lily is still having accidents inside. And we have used clicker training since I got her as a puppy. I haven't been as consistent w it as I was for potty training.
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We basically keep her in her ex pen or crate except for right after potty time when we know she's empty. We redid our daughter's room with linoleum on the floor and totally puppy proofed so she can play and run in there.
So, when we get up she goes right out and pees and pops like clockwork every morning. We go out armed with clicker and treats. As soon as she finishes squatting, we click and treat and say good potty. Penelope tends to pee several times before finally pooping.
After morning pee/poo, she usually goes back in her crate and sleeps another hour. Then breakfast followed by potty break. Same routine.... she just finishes squatting then click and treat.
The trainer says that when she has an accident there's a flurry of action... taking her out, cleaning up etc... so adding the click and treat when she goes outside reinforces that outside is the place to go.
Seems to be working well.
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It's great it's working out so well for you and Penelope. Also good to know how helpful a behaviorist can be.

I loved that last photo. "I'll just crash here, thanks."
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Penelope and family just returned from a week in California. It was a six hour flight and she did great, slept the entire flight there and most of the flight home.
Best part of trip.... while at the house we rented, she started going to the front door and barking to go out for potty! We thought about how we could continue this at home. (Our house is not the most dog friendly setup)
So, we moved a gate and now she can access the door. We set up bells there by the door and have been teaching her to use them. She's been ringing them to go out. She's not always 100% , but we're pleased with her progress. She's only a little over 5 months.
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