Julia-Oscar-Layla

Long time dog owner
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I'm just a normal person who loves animals & wants their dogs to be happy.
Thanks! So far, I decided to add All Done. I thought that would be a good way to help him understand that Outside means outside & not just to get my attention for other things. After I added it he hit the Outside button then tried to get me to follow him to the kitchen. I asked him if he wanted to go outside & stepped outside myself. When he didn't follow me outside, I modeled both the Outside + All Done button. I hope that's correct. It's a little difficult because I have the Outside button by the back door. The All Done button isn't too far away, but it isn't yet all on the same board.

Oscar is tricky because his favorite things are food & snacks. He likes to get ear scratches & affection, but he uses this tactic to get snacks & treats as well. I really don't give my dogs many treats. The more I give, the more they seem to beg & want them.Β 

He does love to walk, but right now I'm recovering from Achilles surgery. I'll definitely add that button when I am cleared to start walks myself.Β 
Hi Lauren, I'm in Overland Park, KS
Hello, I'm Julia & my leaners are Oscar (8) & Layla (14). We are getting a late start on the buttons, but they already have behaviors to communicate. For example, both dogs hit the bell to go outside.

After a while this behavior has stretched to equating ringing the door bell with getting something they want. The problem is I never know exactly what they want. Oscar does other things like bringing me the water bowl when it's empty or banging the food dish at dinner time.

I'm hoping I can translate those behaviors to using the button. Thenο»Ώβ˜’ο»Ώ they can convey their wants to me more clearly.