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Potty Training Success - Finally - had to share

Hi all - I just had to share because I'm so happy that we're finally having potty training success. Our Bodi has been a real challenge to potty train. His sister uses the litter box very reliably, but he has never wanted any part of that. He was neutered 2 weeks ago and it's like a light bulb went on or something.

I set the timer for 25 minutes and every time it goes off I tell him it's potty time and he runs to the gate. He now has freedom in 2 rooms and hasn't had an accident. I'm just hoping to be able to up the time to longer than 25 minutes soon. He plays so much with Maggie that 25 minutes seems to be about the sweet spot. When he's just resting and not actively playing, he can go much longer.

I just had to share - I was afraid I'd have to buy stock in Nature's Miracle for my baseboards but all is good now






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Way to go Bodi! It can seem like some of the pups will never get trained but usually patience and consistent reinforcement for appropriate pottying wins in the end!


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Hi all - I just had to share because I'm so happy that we're finally having potty training success. Our Bodi has been a real challenge to potty train. His sister uses the litter box very reliably, but he has never wanted any part of that. He was neutered 2 weeks ago and it's like a light bulb went on or something.

I set the timer for 25 minutes and every time it goes off I tell him it's potty time and he runs to the gate. He now has freedom in 2 rooms and hasn't had an accident. I'm just hoping to be able to up the time to longer than 25 minutes soon. He plays so much with Maggie that 25 minutes seems to be about the sweet spot. When he's just resting and not actively playing, he can go much longer.

I just had to share - I was afraid I'd have to buy stock in Nature's Miracle for my baseboards but all is good now
Yay, Bodi!!!


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Woohoo!! way to go Bodi!


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Congratulations. I am still working on training Rosa. She is a handful, I hope I can be successful too. Thanks.
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Way to go Bodi!!


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Hurray!!!!!

BODI DID IT!!!!!!!!!!
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It is such a good feeling isn't it?
Sounds like Bodi got his gold medal !!!!

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Beth - thanks for sharing Bodi's success! I'm so glad to hear he's turned the page with potty training!
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