How exactly to Potty Train Your Puppy
Starting the potty process
Potty training a dog takes patience, kindness and a little planning. Before starting, have these helpful tools on hand:
A crate is an acceptable way to keep your non-housebroken dog confined for short 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 spot where you�d like your puppy to go.
Pet-specific stain and odor removers contain enzymes that help remove, not just mask, odors from pet messes.
Create a control and an incentive
Establish a control that your pup can understand. Say, �Go potty� while your pet is doing their business. This term 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 delicacy, though.
Timing is everything
Setup a consistent plan for potty breaks. First, maintain your dog�s feeding times constant and remember to remove leftover food between meals. This will help your dog develop a natural, predictable
rhythm for removal.
Recommended potty break times:
> First thing in the morning
> After naps
> 10 to 20 minutes after each meal
> Prior to going to sleep during the night
> At least one time during the night (until your pup is five a few months old)
> When you notice your pup sniffing a spot while turning circles around it - that means they need to go NOW.
Teach your pet where to go
Dogs are creatures of habit; therefore the sooner they understand
where business should be achieved, the earlier they�ll stop heading elsewhere. To help speed up the process:
Take your dog 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 pet.
Some canines learn faster than others, but if your puppy appears to be having a unique variety of accidents, there could be a physical or emotional reason. Your pet may worry, depressed, frightened, excited, or could have a urinary system infection. A male dog
may be marking his place. Consult a veterinarian who are able to help identify and treat these issues.