A dog or cat probably thinks the words “all done” might have something to do with food, attention, or just the general idea of “no,” but the goal is to eventually get them to understand that the phrase ALL DONE means they are done with something like food or play time, or that the owner needs to divert their attention to something else like work or phone calls.
The phrase ALL DONE will help your pet understand that their buttons are not for the them to use as a means for getting whatever they desire from their owner at any given time.
The ALL DONE button will be used to help train the pet to know when you are done giving them what they want, and this increased understanding will help establish and strengthen the relationship between the two of you.
Another way the phrase ALL DONE is powerful for the dog or cat's learning is that they can learn many other buttons as well. The different buttons such as OUTSIDE, WATER, and PLAY are all connected with the ALL DONE button. When your pet is finished with water or outside play time, the owner can use the button to signal to the pet that playtime is over.
The concept of time is also introduced with the ALL DONE button. For example, your pet might learn that a certain window of playtime will happen during the day, and ALL DONE will signify the end of the allotted playtime.
One final thing to know about the ALL DONE button is that it may come as a lifesaver to you in certain situations.
For instance, if you have introduced a TREAT button early on, ALL DONE is a good way to communicate that there is a limit to how much they can request. This is why at first, they might understand their ALL DONE button to mean NO. With the introduction of new words down the road, your pet will be able to better contextualize the meanings of earlier concepts.
Dog Talking Buttons Training: ALL DONE
Cat Talking Buttons Training - ALL DONE