How exactly to Potty Train Your Puppy
Starting the potty process
Potty training a puppy takes patience, kindness and just a little planning. Before starting, have these helpful tools readily available:
A crate can be an acceptable way to keep 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, 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 control that your pup can understand. Say, �Go potty� while your pet does their business. This term association can help your pet 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 reward this behavior with a treat, though.
Timing is everything
Create a consistent schedule for potty breaks. First, keep your dog�s feeding times constant and remember to remove leftover food between meals. This can help your dog create a natural, predictable rhythm for removal.
Recommended 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 once during the night (until your pup is five a few months old)
> When you see your pup sniffing a spot while turning circles around it - that means they need to go NOW.
Teach your pet where you can go
Dogs are creatures of habit; therefore the faster they understand where business should be done, the earlier they�ll stop going elsewhere. To help speed up the procedure:
Take your pet to the same place for each potty break.
Keep the home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your dog.
Some dogs learn faster than others, but if your best puppy pictures
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 tract illness. A male dog may be marking his place. Consult a veterinarian who are able to help identify and treat these issues.