How exactly to Potty Teach Your Puppy
Starting the potty process
Potty training a dog takes patience, kindness and just a little planning. Before you begin, have these helpful tools on hand:
A crate is an acceptable way to maintain your non-housebroken dog confined for short intervals 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 order that your pup can understand. Say, ?Go potty? while your dog is doing their business. This phrase association will 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
Setup a consistent timetable for potty breaks. First, keep your dog?s feeding times consistent and be sure you 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
> Before going to sleep during the night
> At least one time during the night (until your puppy is five months old)
> When you see your pup sniffing an area while turning circles around it - which means they have 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 earlier they?ll stop going elsewhere. To help speed up the process:
Take your dog to the same spot for each potty break.
Maintain your home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your pet.
Some dogs learn faster than others, if a puppy seems to be having an unusual number of accidents, there could be a physical or psychological reason. Your dog may be anxious, depressed, frightened, thrilled, or could have a urinary system disease. A male Cat Parents vs Dog Parents may be marking his territory. Consult a veterinarian who are able to help identify and treat these issues.