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Golden retriever is trained to use the toilet when owners aren’t around to take her out

The only thing she can’t do is flush it afterwards

Chloe Bowen

Posted 2 months ago ago

By Matt Clibanoff  

Train a dog right and they can do practically anything. This smart golden retriever knows how to use the toilet when her owners aren’t around to take her outside. You could say she is the best house trained dog around, leaving no mess. The only thing she can’t do is flush. 

Tokyo using the toilet (Image: Alejandro Rodriguez Corrales)

Tokyo has learnt how to prop herself up on her front paws and use the toilet perfectly. 

Owner Alejandro Rodriguez Corrales, 29, said: “I taught her when she was little. She’s my girlfriend’s dog, but I like to teach her different tricks.”  

In the video, Tokyo can be seen tinkling in the toilet just like a human.  

Alejandro, a civil engineer based in Alajuela, Costa Rica, described how he trained Tokyo to use the loo.  

He said: “It’s a little complicated to explain. Firstly, she only pees there. She doesn’t poop because that would be too complicated.  

“At first I’d prop her up on the toilet and give her treats when she went. It was a very difficult and long process, but I was very patient. 

“Now, she uses the toilet when the door is closed and she can’t get outside.” 

According to Alejandro, Tokyo is exceedingly clean and she never leaves a mess in the bathroom. 

“She’s very clean,” he added. “The only thing she doesn’t know how to do is to flush.” 

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