I remember the first time I saw my dog, Simon, squatting over the toilet. I was absolutely horrified. I had no idea that dogs could even figure out how to use the toilet, let alone that my dog had mastered this skill.
Simon is a very smart dog. I taught him how to use the toilet about a year ago and since then, he has been using it religiously. He will only poop in the toilet and will not go outside to do his business.
I thought that this was great at first. I mean, who wouldn’t want a dog that doesn’t make a mess? But then I realized that there are some drawbacks to having a dog that uses the toilet.
For one thing, Simon has to be in the bathroom with me whenever I go. I can’t just leave him in the other room because he will start barking and scratching at the door until I let him in.
This can be very annoying, especially if I’m in the middle of using the toilet myself.
Another downside to having a dog that uses the toilet is that I have to clean it out every time he goes. This is not a big deal if he goes number one, but if he goes number two, it is a huge mess.
I have to flush the toilet several times and use a lot of toilet paper to clean it up. It’s a pain, but I guess it’s better than having to scoop up his poop every time he goes outside.
Overall, I don’t regret teaching Simon how to use the toilet. It’s just something that I have to deal with. I’m sure there are other dog owners out there who have gone through the same thing.