How exactly 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 her or him 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 place where you?d like your puppy to go.
Pet-specific stain and odor removers contain enzymes that help remove, not only mask, odors from pet messes.
Create a command and a reward
Establish a control that your pet can understand. Say, ?Go potty? while your pet is doing their business. This word association will help your pet learn to go whenever you say those magic words.
Whenever your dog is performed, say ?Good potty!? and give lots of compliment. Resist the temptation to prize this behavior with a delicacy, though.
Timing is everything
Create a consistent timetable for potty breaks. First, maintain your dog?s feeding times consistent and remember to remove leftover food between foods. This can help your dog develop a natural, predictable rhythm for eradication.
Recommended potty break times:
> First thing each day
> After naps
> 10 to 20 minutes after every meal
> Prior to going to sleep at night
> At least once during the night (until your puppy is five a few months old)
> When you notice your pup sniffing an area while turning circles around it - that means they have to go NOW.
Teach your pet names where you can go
Dogs are creatures of habit; so the sooner they understand where business should be done, the sooner they?ll stop going elsewhere. To help speed up the process:
Take your dog to the same spot for every potty break.
Maintain your home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your dog.
Some canines learn faster than others, if a puppy seems to be having a unique amount of accidents, there could be a physical or psychological reason. Your dog may be anxious, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary tract an infection. A male dog may be marking his territory. Consult a veterinarian who are able to help identify and treat these issues.