How to Potty Teach Your Puppy
Starting the potty process
Potty training a dog takes patience, kindness and a little planning. Before starting, have these helpful tools readily available:
A crate can be an acceptable way to keep your non-housebroken dog confined for short periods of time when you must leave him or her home alone. Dogs instinctively won?t do their business in their own space.
Training pads are absorbent, leak-proof and disposable, perfect to put on the floor in an inside spot where you?d like your puppy to go.
Pet-specific stain and odor removers contain enzymes that help remove, not simply mask, odors from pet messes.
Create a order and an incentive
Establish a control that your pet can understand. Say, ?Go potty? while your dog is doing their business. This word association can help your dog figure out how to go whenever you say those magic words.
Whenever your pet is performed, say ?Good potty!? and give lots of praise. Resist the temptation to reward this behavior with a delicacy, though.
Timing is everything
Create a consistent plan for potty breaks. First, keep the dog?s nourishing times constant and remember to remove leftover food between meals. This will help your dog develop a natural, predictable rhythm for removal.
Suggested potty break times:
> First thing each day
> After naps
> 10 to 20 minutes after every meal
> Prior to going to sleep during the night
> At least once during the night (until your puppy is five months old)
> When you notice your pup sniffing an area while turning circles around it - which means they need to go NOW.
Teach your dog where to go
Canines are creatures of habit; so the sooner they understand where business should be done, the sooner they?ll stop heading elsewhere. To greatly help speed up the procedure:
Take your pet to the same place for each potty break.
Keep the home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your pet products.
Some dogs learn faster than others, but if your puppy appears to be having an unusual quantity of accidents, there could be a physical or psychological reason. Your dog may worry, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary system infections. A male dog may be marking his territory. Consult a veterinarian who can help identify and treat these issues.