With winter coming along, I would like to get Moogli going on command. IIRC some people in here (Suja, Sara??) have their dog(s) trained to do so. How did you do it?? Do you use a seperate command for each, or just one and whatever comes out comes out.

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LOL! I use 2 sep but connected phrases, and honestly don't care "what" comes out FIRST. I do care that the job is complete when I know it needs to be. For instance - on Thursday nights, we have flyball practice. The dogs eat at 5, we leave at ~7:30 for practice. At 7:25, we go out in the yard and I say "do your business". Both dogs pee. Then I direct towards Franklin "more business" and he poops.

Lucy never needs to and if she did it would be of no consequence - she holds it forever. OTOH, I KNOW that Franklin needs to poop sometime that evening, and that running and racing will get things going at an inoppotune time, so I make him go before we leave the house. They both get instructed to go before we go on walks or car trips as well of course!

BTW - the way to start teaching this is to connect the phrase while the dog is eliminating, accompanied with praise (in other words - dog goes out first thing in a.m., say a "do your business" and say "good business" as he pees immediately (a great time to start this!)). Same with "#2".
Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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BTW - the way to start teaching this is to connect the phrase while thedog is eliminating, accompanied with praise ... Boss Best Friends Dog Obedience "Nice Manners for the Family Pet" Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com

This is how I taught Kali to pee/poop on command too. I just use one command "Go potty".

Kristen and
Kali CD, CGC, TDIA, TT
www.kristenandkali.com
With winter coming along, I would like to get Moogli going on command.IIRC some people in here (Suja, Sara??) have ... you do it?? Do you use a seperate command for each, or just one and whatever comes out comes out.

I use one command, 'gassi,' and whatever comes out comes out. (Nice turn of phrase, btw.)
When I first started getting him to associate the word with the deed, I'd praise him and say 'Good gassi' a few times per deed. But before I let him out the door, I'd tell him 'Go outside and GASSI.' And really draw it out to emphasize the command.
Cate
BTW - the way to start teaching this is to connect the phrase while thedog is eliminating, accompanied with praise ... "do your business" and say "good business" as he pees immediately (a great time to start this!)). Same with "#2".

I taught Bodhi this as a baby puppy, we potty trained in the yard, in an X-pen set up (because the little bugger wanted to go cavorting around afterward, "yay! I pooped, I'm such a good boy!" and run underneath the porch & I had trouble getting him out!

We use "go potty" and "hurry up" for bm's. And, while Coda is great at pottying on command, not so much for poops. Bodhi is funny though, he really seems disgusted at the idea of pooping some where other than home!
Because we live in the country, and have a doggie-door access, they never have to "ask" for permission. But, because I know that in the future, I want to compete in sports w/ Bodhi, I taught him to eliminate on command. No points off for peeing in the herding or agility arena for us...or the obedience ring!
And, this past weekend
while at a cottage on the beach, I found it extremely useful to be able to tell them to get on w/ their business while we were on our outside trips!
Shelly & The Boys
I don't know about herding, but in Obedience and (AKC) Agility you'll lose more than points, the dog is automatically NQ'd for eliminating in the ring.

Kristen and
Kali CD, CGC, TDIA, TT
www.kristenandkali.com
With winter coming along, I would like to get Moogli going on command. IIRC some people in here (Suja, Sara??) ... you do it?? Do you use a seperate command for each, or just one and whatever comes out comes out.

I have a different command for each: "Go pee" and "Go poo". If Rocky and Friday really don't need to go, they'll just sit down. Murphy would fake it (females, eh?).
It's easy to teach. Start by saying "Go pee" as soon as Moogli starts to go, followed right away with "Good pee!". When he's finished, treat and more praise. That's it. Pretty soon he'll go in response to the command, though make sure he really needs to go in these early stages.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I don't know about herding, but in Obedience and (AKC) Agility you'll lose more than points, the dog is automatically NQ'd for eliminating in thering.

Yep, that's why the ! I forgot about Agility, and in herding it's points off for fouling the arena, 2pts, IIRC, but don't quote me on that.
A few weeks ago while I was scribing, the very first dog in the arena that a.m. peed once, walked a bit more, peed again, and then finished it up by pooping over by the pen. Oh man, I lost count of how many other dogs stopped & sniffed those exact areas (or actually tried to cover w/ their own).
Shelly & The Boys
With winter coming along, I would like to get Moogli going on command. IIRC some people in here (Suja, Sara??) ... you do it?? Do you use a seperate command for each, or just one and whatever comes out comes out.

I used separate commands for each, 'Go Pee' and 'Go Poop'. I ended up dropping command #2 because it is pointless to tell a dog who is ultra picky about his pooping habits to do it on command. He gives me the 'Here? Are you nuts?' look, and having a command that I can't correct for non-compliance doesn't help. But, he still gets praised like mad when he does it. We do however have a 'Hurry up' command, which basically tells him to make up his mind about whether he is going to mark something or not. He can spend an awful lot of time just standing and sniffing stuff without any output.
I have friends who use 'Hurry up', 'Go potty' and 'Empty' as similar commands.
Suja
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