Should You Teach Your Dog to “Go Potty” on Cue?

The right reasons — and the wrong ones — to train your pet to relieve himself when you say so.

Travis, a 12-year-old Chihuahua, is unhappy being outside in inclement weather. “He does not like rain or snow or cold temperatures,” says the head of the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic, Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, who happens to be his “mom.” “Poor fellow,” the doctor comments. “He was meant for a warm climate.” That’s why Dr. Borns-Weil […]
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