How to Potty Teach 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 maintain 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 up the floor within an inside place 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 pet does their business. This word association can help your dog learn to go whenever you say those magic words.
Whenever your pet is done, say ?Good potty!? and present lots of praise. Resist the temptation to incentive this behavior with a delicacy, though.
Timing is everything
Set up a consistent timetable for potty breaks. First, maintain your dog?s nourishing times consistent and remember to remove leftover food between foods. This can help your dog develop a natural, predictable rhythm for elimination.
Recommended potty break times:
> First thing in the morning
> After naps
> 10 to 20 minutes after each meal
> Before going to sleep during the night
> At least one time at night (until your pup is five a few 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 you can go
Dogs are creatures of habit; so the sooner they understand where business should be achieved, the earlier they?ll stop going elsewhere. To greatly help speed up the process:
Take your pet costumes to the same spot for each potty break.
Keep the 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 a unique amount of accidents, there could be a physical or emotional reason. Your dog may be anxious, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary tract contamination. A male dog may be marking his place. Consult with a veterinarian who can help identify and treat these issues.