How 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 brief intervals 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, cute pup perfect to put up 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 only mask, odors from pet messes.
Create a command and an incentive
Establish a control that your pet can understand. Say, ?Go potty? while your pet does their business. This phrase 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 present lots of compliment. Resist the temptation to prize this behavior with a treat, though.
Timing is everything
Setup a consistent plan for potty breaks. First, keep the dog?s nourishing times consistent and be sure you remove leftover food between foods. 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 each meal
> Before going to sleep during the night
> At least one time at night (until your puppy is five months old)
> When you notice your puppy sniffing a spot while turning circles around it - which means they need to go NOW.
Teach your dog where you can go
Dogs are creatures of habit; so the faster they understand where business should be done, the earlier they?ll stop heading elsewhere. To help speed up the procedure:
Take your pet 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 appears to be having a unique quantity of accidents, there may be a physical or psychological reason. Your dog may be anxious, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary tract infection. A male dog may be marking his place. Consult a veterinarian who are able to help identify and treat these issues.