Congratulations on the purchase of a City Loo!

It’s a great investment for your dog’s comfort and your home’s cleanliness.  Training your dog to use The City Loo might take some time, but with patience and consistency, you’ll both benefit from the convenience it offers.  Here are some tips to ensure successful training:

Benefits of The City Loo:

  • Independence: Your dog can use it whenever it needs to, providing independence, especially in adverse weather conditions.
  • Training: It helps in training your dog to use a designated area for potty, breaking bad habits or assisting with a new puppy.
  • Long-Term Viability: Useful as dogs age or in medical emergencies, providing a familiar potty option.
  • Peace of Mind: with long hours and having to go back to the office, ensures a familiar potty spot when your dog needs to go potty and is healthier on for their small bladder.

General Training Tips:

  • Consistency is Key: Consistency is crucial in dog training. Stick to a routine for potty breaks and use the City Loo consistently.
  • Positive Reinforcement: Always reward your dog for using The City Loo. Positive reinforcement, like treats and praise, helps them associate the behavior with something positive.
  • Gradual Transition: If your dog is hesitant, make the transition gradual. Start by opening the front panel, then add later.  This helps them get used to the new space and entering, then coax them to enter from the side.
  • Ignore Accidents: Accidents may happen, especially during the training phase.  Ignore accidents and focus on rewarding successful use on the City Loo.
  • Special encouragement: A very well-trained dog may not believe they have your permission to use the City Loo in the house. Such a dog will need extra encouragement before they accept that the City Loo has your seal of approval.
  • Slow and Persistent Transition: Gradually transition from the old method to The City Loo to avoid confusion.
  • Ignore Accidents: Interrupting peeing, and excessive treats to maintain a consistent training approach.
  • Negative Reinforcement: Never use negative reinforcement, it can lead to behaviourl and health issues.
  • Avoid Forcing your Pet: Let your dog climb into the City Loo on their own.  Forcing them may cause stress and resistance.

Specific Training Tips:

  • Scent Attraction: Use the City Loo’s signature ‘go here training spray’ with an attractant on the grass or potty pad.
  • Introduce the Scent by placing used pee pads inside, preferably from another dog if available.
  • Avoid Confusion: Don’t let your dog sit or lie down in The City Loo, as they might confuse it with a crate.
  • Don’t fee treats inside, reward them only after they exit and have used it.
  • Layer Pee Pads: Layering used pee pads underneath new ones can attract your dog to the scent, encouraging them to use The City Loo.
  • Helping Small Dogs:
  • For smaller dogs, lead them to The City Loo after walks, meals, or play sessions.
  • Encourage exploration but avoid forcing them inside. 

**Remember, every dog is unique, and training may take time.  Stay patient, be consistent, and enjoy the benefits of a well-trained dog and clean home!  If you have specific questions, feel free to contact us at