Join Date: Oct 2014
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Oye, Hi there, Kipper!
My "go to" spot is in my side yard and that is my primary evacuation station. I am let outside every couple of hours for a few minutes and sometimes I need to go and sometimes I don't. My Popi always picks up immediately and it is always clean. Even though I have just been to my "go to" spot and then go on a walk, I ALWAYS give every plant, tree, and fire hydrant my "single hind leg" salute. Nothing is left in the tank and it is just for appearances but I can't resist pretending that I have more to evacuate. Occasionally, just going on a walk will exercise my intestines and I will get the urge to leave another tootsie roll even though I have just evacuated in my "go to" spot. My Popi always carries doggie bags and picks up, just in case.
Every doggie is different and my amigo, Kipper, is still learning the ropes. Maybe Kipper gets a little nervous about new places and can't help himself in a strange location. Next time he goes inside the house or in the lobby, watch his doggie signals, and when he starts sniffing around or circling the same spot, just say "not there" in a firm voice and take him outside for a few minutes. If he goes again outside, give him exuberant praise. I think he will be fine with patience, continued training, and LOTS of positive reinforcement (like maybe a doggie treat) when he does what you want him to do. I like Bil-Jac Grain Free Chicken and Sweet Potato Training Treats. I'll do anything for those particular treats!
Hang in there muchacho Kipper. You are going to be fine.
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
(AKC titles) CGC, BN
Last edited by Ricky Ricardo; 12-05-2014 at 03:03 PM.