15. Use the toilet
This can be one of the harder tricks to teach, but it is well worth the time spent getting it right.
It is also ideal for those with limited mobility who cannot take their dog outside several times a day and for those that work long hours.
Start by teaching your dog a command every time he goes outside to relieve himself. You can use the command “go to the toilet” or anything else that you find appropriate. Say this command every time your dog uses the toilet outside until he learns to associate it with relieving himself.
Once your dog learns to use the toilet on command, introduce a plastic litter box into the toilet routine. Take it outside, and place your dog’s front paws into the box while repeating the command.
After a while your dog will learn to only use the toilet in the box. Next, bring the box into your home gradually. Start by placing it close to the door, and then slowly move it towards the bathroom. If your dog makes it this far, you can then place the box into the toilet, and encourage your dog to jump up on the toilet to relieve himself. Eventually, you will be able to remove the box altogether.