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    Potty training 8 wk old. I know if you catch them in the act indoors, you're supposed to say "no," whisk them up mid-stream, and rush them outside and say your go-potty command. Question: if the puddle is already on the floor, even if they're still crouching, are you supposed to take them out? In other words, the peeing has already been done inside, so there's no more to produce outside - no opportunity for success and reward. So is it a pointless errand? Not to mention, if you're home alone, you're then standing outside for 10 mins saying "go potty" with no results, while the pee puddle soaks into your rug indoors. Also, in my case, we live in house with stairs to the yard, so it's not insignificant to get down there. If the puddle is indoors, even if they're "caught in the act," are you supposed to take them out? Thanks for your advice!

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    Caught in the act - still peeing - grab and go outdoors. Even if they ultimately don't pee more outdoors - you are making the association.

    I would have old towels handy to drop on the puddle on your way out the door.

    If you find a puddle post piddle - don't bother. This is why close supervision at all times makes potty training simpler and faster.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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