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Indoor "Accidents"

Positive reinforcement can teach your dog not to eliminate in the house.

Stop scolding or punishing your dog for accidents and start giving it food treats for successful elimination. Dogs that are punished for potty problems become afraid to eliminate in front of their owners. That's why they will refuse to eliminate outdoors, in your presence, but sneak off the minute you are back in the house.

Author(s): Wilkes, Gary
Publication: Dog Fancy
Issue Date: November 1995

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