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How to Potty Train 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 readily available:
A crate can be an acceptable way to keep your 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 on the floor within an inside spot where you�d like your pup to go.
Pet-specific stain and odor removers contain enzymes that help remove, not simply mask, odors from pet messes.

Create a order and a reward

Establish a command that your pup can understand. Say, �Go potty� while your pet is doing their business. This word association can help your pet learn to go once you say those magic words.
Whenever your pet is performed, say �Good potty!� and give lots of praise. Resist the temptation to reward this behavior with a delicacy, though.

Timing is everything

Create a consistent plan for potty breaks. First, keep the dog�s nourishing times constant and remember to remove leftover food between foods. This will help your dog create a natural, predictable rhythm for elimination.
Recommended potty break times:
> First thing in the morning
> After naps
> 10 to 20 minutes after each meal
> Prior to going to sleep at night
> At least one time during the night (until your puppy is five a few months old)
> When you notice your pup sniffing a spot while turning circles around it - that means they have 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 earlier they�ll stop going elsewhere. To greatly help speed up the process:
Take your pet to the same spot for each potty break.
Keep your home and yard environment the same during potty training. Redecorating or renovations might confuse your Cat Parents vs Dog Parents.

Potty problems

Some dogs learn faster than others, if a puppy appears to be having a unique variety of accidents, there could be a physical or psychological reason. Your dog may worry, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary tract an infection. A male dog may be marking his territory. Consult with a veterinarian who can help identify and treat these issues.

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