How to Potty Train Your Puppy
Starting the potty process
Potty training a puppy takes patience, kindness and 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 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 up the floor within an inside spot where you?d like your puppy to go.
Pet-specific stain and odor removers contain enzymes that help remove, not merely mask, odors from pet messes.
Create a control and a reward
Establish a command that your pup can understand. Say, ?Go potty? while your dog is doing their business. This word association can help your dog learn to go whenever you say those magic words.
Whenever your dog is performed, say ?Good potty!? and present lots of compliment. Resist the temptation to praise this behavior with a treat, though.
Timing is everything
Set up a consistent timetable for potty breaks. First, maintain your dog?s nourishing times constant and be sure you remove leftover food between meals. This will help your dog develop a natural, predictable rhythm for elimination.
Suggested potty break times:
> First thing in the morning
> After naps
> 10 to 20 minutes after each meal
> Before going to sleep at night
> At least one time during the night (until your pup is five weeks 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
Canines are creatures of habit; so the quicker they understand where business should be achieved, the sooner they?ll stop going elsewhere. To help speed up the procedure:
Take your pet to the same place for every potty break.
Keep your home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your pet supplie boutique.
Some dogs learn faster than others, if a puppy seems to be having a unique number of accidents, there could be a physical or emotional reason. Your pet may be anxious, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary system illness. A male dog may be marking his place. Consult with a veterinarian who are able to help identify and treat these issues.