wemakesomeart:

Sometimes peeing is very freeing.

Exactly! It’s also self-reinforcing. A common misconception about house training is the belief that you must reward elimination outside with a cookie. Little do people realize is that this practice actually disrupts house training. First of all, throwing a party the moment a dog starts urinating causes them to tighten their urinary sphincter, preventing a complete void of the bladder. Others learn to pee a little, run to get their treat, then finish emptying their bladder inside. Anyway you look at it, rewarding a dog for eliminating outside isn’t a good practice. Leave them alone! Let them pee in peace for crying out loud!

wemakesomeart:

Sometimes peeing is very freeing.

Exactly! It’s also self-reinforcing. A common misconception about house training is the belief that you must reward elimination outside with a cookie. Little do people realize is that this practice actually disrupts house training. First of all, throwing a party the moment a dog starts urinating causes them to tighten their urinary sphincter, preventing a complete void of the bladder. Others learn to pee a little, run to get their treat, then finish emptying their bladder inside. Anyway you look at it, rewarding a dog for eliminating outside isn’t a good practice. Leave them alone! Let them pee in peace for crying out loud!

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