How exactly to Potty Train Your Puppy
Starting the potty process
Potty training a puppy takes patience, kindness and just a little planning. Before you begin, have these helpful tools readily available:
A crate is an acceptable way to keep the 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 pup to go.
Pet-specific stain and odor removers contain enzymes that help remove, not only mask, odors from pet messes.
Create a command and an incentive
Establish a order that your pet can understand. Say, ?Go potty? while your pet does their business. This phrase association will help your dog figure out how to go once you say those magic words.
Whenever your dog is performed, say ?Good potty!? and present lots of compliment. Resist the temptation to incentive this behavior with a treat, though.
Timing is everything
Set up a consistent routine for potty breaks. First, keep your dog?s feeding times consistent and remember to remove leftover food between meals. This will help your dog create a natural, predictable rhythm for elimination.
Recommended potty break times:
> First thing in the morning
> After naps
> 10 to 20 minutes after every meal
> Prior to going to sleep during the night
> At least once at night (until your pup is five months old)
> When you notice your puppy sniffing an area while turning circles around it - that means they need to go NOW.
Teach your pet where you can go
Dogs are creatures of habit; therefore the faster they understand where business should be achieved, the sooner they?ll stop going elsewhere. To greatly help speed up the process:
Take your dog to the same place for each potty break.
Keep your home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your pet.
Some dogs learn faster than others, but if your cute puppy wallpaper seems to be having a unique variety of accidents, there could be a physical or emotional reason. Your pet may worry, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary system an infection. A male dog may be marking his place. Consult a veterinarian who can help identify and treat these issues.