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    Default Re: When did you stop giving food treats for outdoor pottys?

    Lola and Floyd are 7 and 5 & 1/2 months and we just recently stopped giving treats for every potty only because they also were asking to go out doing a circle and returning for a treat. Now they never know if it's a butt scratch, an ice chip, a food treat or some verbal love. They also always look at me like where's the food mom but know as soon as I start to walk away they know it's not coming and continue on their way Before they would just follow me and as soon as I stopped walking they would assume the treat position. We only do fruits and veggies for treats and pretty small sizes so I'm never concerned about how much they have.

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    Default Re: When did you stop giving food treats for outdoor pottys?

    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Um....Never! Frankie will sit in front of his cookies until I give one. He thinks he is smarter than me because he will cry to go out, do a circle on the deck (no potty takes place) and comes back in and tries to act like he should get a cookie. I even have it on video because it is so funny. I will post later. Brutus has never asked for a cookie but will gladly take one.
    Oh my goodness! Goob does the same thing. I made the mistake of getting his food ready while he was outside pottying. He heard the kibble hit the bowl and came right back in. For the next several weeks he would scratch the door to go out, circle the patio, then scratch the door to come in....THEN SIT AND STARE AT THE TOP OF THE FRIDGE THINKING HE WAS GOING TO GET A TREAT!!!! I couldn't believe it! Had me worried for a while because it took me a couple days to catch onto his little game. I initially thought he might have a UTI and that it was hurting to pee but NOPE!!! He was working me. They are smarter than they let on.
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    Default Re: When did you stop giving food treats for outdoor pottys?

    Buster always gets a treat

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    Default Re: When did you stop giving food treats for outdoor pottys?

    NEVER!!! DH is the enabler for the most part, 2-3 sweet potato fries per business outside, unless there is no business to be had.

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    Default Re: When did you stop giving food treats for outdoor pottys?

    Quite the opposite here - we have never given treats for potty business.


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    Default Re: When did you stop giving food treats for outdoor pottys?

    I gave Ruckus treats for a long time, maybe even up to 8 or 10 months old for potty outside, even though he was house trained earlier. Even now I try to carry treats on our walks and reward him here and there for good behavior.

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    We stopped when Til got a little fat and the vet made us

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