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Puppylover0101

How do I train my dog to go do his business outside instead of pads?

My dog is 4 months old and I want to teach him to go outside and do his business instead of going on wee-wee pads. I take him out and he sometimes goes out there but there are other times where when I come back home and he goes straight to the wee-wee pad. How can I train him to do his business outside?

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when he is doing his business outside, be sure to say "potty" until he goes, then tell him how "good dog" he is while he goes, offer treats while he pottys outside, and not inside. watch your dog for signals that he has to potty or when he goes toward the pads...take him directly outside and keep walking in a small area saying potty till he pottys, give treats and reward with good dog. keep doing it over and over and over, till you think you will go insane, he will get it and eventually and go exclusively outside, but YOU have to pay attention to his signals or he will revert to the pad area. when you think he's doing really well, remove the pads and take outside every 45 minutes or so till he pottys and reward him well.

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Puppylover0101
Thanks for the advice but I actually tried giving my dog the treat and for some odd reason he doesn't eat it when he's outside.
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Give him an example.

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lmao
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FunnyLittleFrog

Train him to go outside same way you trained him to use the pads.

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Easy. Needs consistency but its easy.

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Move the pads outside and give him whatever your magic word is, praise him when he goes, then make pad gradually smaller until its gone. He should be ok with outside by then.

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Thanks!
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