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Old November 10th, 2004, 12:42 PM
SarahLynn123 SarahLynn123 is offline
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my dog is trying to outsmart me!

I have been taking my dog outside and saying "go pee" and when she does she get a treat and praise praise praise. Well she has now started going outside with me quickly sqatting and standing up, then comming over for a treat and a rub. She clearly did not go pee, no way she had time. So what do I do, still give her a treat?
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Old November 10th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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First off, I would stop the treats all together. To do this, combine treats and praise all the time. Then, each time she goes pee, PRAISE, PRAISE, PRAISE, with an occasional treat. Have a play session when she's done peeing to show her how happy you are.

Don't give her a treat when she expects it. It should be on your terms, and yours alone. To give in to her shows her that she's the dominant dog.

My dog only gets treats for going to bed, when I brush her, or when I clip her nails. The ODD time she'll get a treat after she's done a down/stay for a while. Other than that, no treats, and she's perfectly fine with it.
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Old November 10th, 2004, 01:52 PM
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Good advice, GSD. Yup, this is a dog who clearly thinks she's got you trained well!
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