Scooter has the annoying habit of taking a long time to poop when first let out in the morning even though he pees right away. I don't like standing around outside forever, so I have been teaching him a new command. "Go potty" already gets him to pee, so now I tell him after he goes potty to "go poopies" and praise him when he poops. We just started this routine yesterday. So this morning, when my daughter was taking the dogs out for morning potty duty, I figured I should remind her of the new routine.

"Be sure to tell him to go poopies!" I called as she headed for the door. Scooter turned around, looked at me with his biggest good dog grin and squatted right there on the kitchen floor. When he'd done his business, he ran up to me to get a reward, secure in the belief that he had been a very good dog in responding so quickly to my command.
He needs to learn how to scoop poop and mop floors.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
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When he'd done his business, he ran up to me to
get a reward, secure in the belief that he had been a very good dog in responding so quickly to my command.

Either he is a very smart dog or he has one heck of a sense of humor!!!

What a great dog trainer you are!
Judy
I figured I should remind her of the new routine. "Be sure to tell him to go poopies!"

This is a perfect reason why we s-p-e-l-l things.
Smart dog!
I figured I should remind her of the new routine. "Be sure to tell him to go poopies!"

This is a perfect reason why we s-p-e-l-l things. Smart dog!

My daughter and I use spanish to converse about sensitive topics, such as "getting the dogs their supper". It allows us to negotiate issues like whether it needs to be done right now, this instant, or whether it can wait until you've finished what ever it is you're currently doing.

But if the dogs hear you mention anything about breakfast, supper or eating, in english, it triggers an immediate storm of begging, and so much for any hope of sitting down, scanning the headlines and drinking a cup of coffee.
Paula (Email Removed) said in
"Be sure to tell him to go poopies!" I called as she headed for the door. Scooter turned around, looked at me with his biggest good dog grin and squatted right there on the kitchen floor.

And some here claim that dogs don't confuse conversation with command. Bad Matt.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
And some here claim that dogs don't confuse conversation with command. Bad Matt.

I bet Scooter knew exactly what he was doing. He sounds like an evil doggie genius in the making.
Suja
He sounds like an evil doggie genius in the making.

Yeah, I would check his paws for thumb nubs and I would lock up all the tools and any other potential weapons of mass destruction. You haven't had a clipboard go missing, recently, have you?
He sounds like an evil doggie genius in the making.

Yeah, I would check his paws for thumb nubs and I would lock up all the tools and any other potential weapons of mass destruction. You haven't had a clipboard go missing, recently, have you?

Also, check your credit card statements very carefully.
Kevin Michael Vail > a billion stars go spinning through the night, (Email Removed)   > blazing high above your head. . . . . . . . . . > But in you is the presence that . . . . . . . .  > will be, when all the stars are dead. . . . . . . . . . >     (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Also, check your credit card statements very carefully.

Good catch!
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