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When to stop treating for potty-well-done
I'm training Sheldon to go potty on a mat in my walk-in shower, using Ian Dunbar's advice of treating with freeze dried liver for a job well done. It's working great! Sheldon is so cute - he'll be playing in the LR, then suddenly rush into the bathroom to pee in the shower and eagerly await his treat, tail wagging.
What I'm wondering about is when (or whether) to stop treating. I'm happy to continue the practice indefinitely, but part of me wonders whether I'm encouraging him to go potty more often than he otherwise needs to.
Should I switch to treating intermittently? Or only under certain circumstances?