Pet Training

How to House Train your Dog or Puppy

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There is nothing better than sharing your life with a small cute little puppy that loves you unconditionally and is a faithful companion. If you have brought a new canine companion to your home, you have also brought many responsibilities. You should provide it the best care, food, and other necessities. You should also give it the best house training.

Potty Training Dogs

However, the biggest problem with a puppy is its house training that teaches your puppy to go to the toilet and not spoil your expensive rug. House training a puppy includes several things such as potty training, crate training, and much more. Other elements of dog training can be postponed, but dog toilet training shouldn’t; it should be started immediately without delay.

Compared to the adult dog, Puppies are a bit easier to potty train as an adult dog out of its habit has become used to. At the same time, a puppy is learning practices and thus can be molded to your convenience. You can start with taking your small puppy to the same place every day, and you must stay there until it goes to the restroom. Gradually, begin by taking your dog to the toilet, usually at the same time of the day, especially after feeding.

You can use words such as “bad boy” or “no” when your small dog toilet at places he should not. You should appreciate or reward your puppy by giving it its favorite food or toy when it goes to the right place for potty. Your puppy will notice this reward system, and slowly it will learn to go potty in the toilet. You are required to keep a lot of patience during training.

You should also use disposable sheets spread around the places where your puppy sleeps or plays so that you can easily clean the area during training. You should leave the toilet door open once your small pet starts realizing that the proper place to go is the toilet. Remember to keep the door open when your puppy has eaten or moves in a circle, or acts restlessly. Try to understand these gestures to know what your puppy might be asking for.

How To House Train A Dog

  • Feeding your puppy should take place at the same time daily. Routine is very important. You should stick to the same way of getting up and going to bed at the same time. Do not feed four hours before it goes to bed, and withdraw the water bowl two hours before.
  • Take your puppy for a walk in the morning, 15-20 minutes after every drink or meal and before going to sleep. Remember you should not play with them until they have excreted.
  • Until your dog is trained, try to restrict it to the rooms which have an easy-to-clean floor.
  • Dogs dislike doing toilet in the area where they normally eat and play. So if your dog has accidentally done it in the wrong place, clean the home thoroughly and then feed or play with it over there.

These little things are sure to help you and your pet as you will both will be able to live a happy and safe.

Jeremy C. Harper

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