How to Potty Train Your Puppy
Starting the potty process
Potty training a dog takes patience, kindness and a little planning. Before you begin, have these helpful tools on hand:
A crate can be an acceptable way to maintain your non-housebroken dog confined for short periods of time 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, 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 merely mask, odors from pet messes.
Create a order and an incentive
Establish a order that your pup can understand. Say, �Go potty� while your pet does their business. This term association can help your dog figure out how to go once you say those magic words.
Whenever your pet is done, say �Good potty!� and give lots of compliment
. Resist the temptation to praise this behavior with a delicacy, though.
Timing is everything
Setup a consistent routine for potty breaks. First, keep your dog�s nourishing times consistent and remember to remove leftover
food between meals. This will help your dog create 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 once at night (until your puppy is five months old)
> When you see your pup sniffing a spot while turning circles around it - which means they have to go NOW.
Teach your dog where to go
Dogs are creatures of habit; therefore the quicker 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 place for every potty break.
Keep the home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your dog.
Some canines learn faster than others, but if your cute puppy
appears to be having a unique number of accidents, there could be a physical or psychological reason. Your dog may be anxious, depressed, frightened, thrilled, or could have a urinary tract contamination. A male dog may be marking his territory. Consult a veterinarian who can help identify and treat these issues.