Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
I just want to say that yelling at him and him running to the door is him responding to your negativity (body language included) but he doesn't actually associate it with the potty in the house. Your best to ignore bad things and praise the good (like when he goes outside). It's like when you see that your dog has ripped something up while you at work...when you see it your whole body language changes and the dog reads that and runs away and hides, knowing you are really cranky...but they don't think 'she's mad cause I ripped up ............. they just know you are mad'
You'll get a better response if you praise the good things and ignore the bad...all dogs want to please their owners and if they know something is good, they'll generally do that instead of the things they get ignored for. It makes for a much happier dog too!!!
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