Having Trouble Housebreaking Your Puppy?
Having a puppy or a dog is a serious business. It's fun for sure, but there's some work involved. And one of the first things you'll need to tackle when you have a new puppy is house breaking your puppy. Potty training puppies is no picnic.
Unless you know what you're doing it can be quite hard house breaking puppy.
And if you get it wrong the results can be disastrous for your puppy, for you and for your family. House training a puppy correctly is a must.
And it may not even be a puppy you're house breaking. Not everyone starts with a puppy, some for various reasons end up with an adult dog. Not that it's impossible to house train an adult dog, but like a puppy you need to know what you're doing.
Now I'm not going to tell you all the steps to house breaking puppies here, I don't have the space or time, and I reserve that for my website. But I will offer a few tips here where I have space.
Firstly remember that you rule the house. In your dog or puppy's eyes you are the boss dog, you need to remember that. It is you who sets the rules and you who enforces them. This certainly doesn't mean that you punish your dog for breaking the rules of potty training, punishment isn't effective, but it does mean that you should learn exactly what you need to do to potty train your puppy, then follow through consistently.
Your dog expects you to set the rules and is looking to you to set effective boundaries on his behavior. So you need to be firm in setting the rules and teaching him what they are.
Instead of punishing your dog for a breach of the rules you need to use positive reinforcement. In the past it the accepted wisdom was to show him the rules, for example where his potty place was, then punish him for every breach till he got it right. This can take a long time and subject you both to a lot of stress.
And potty training a puppy is a process that takes as long as it takes. Regardless of how long it takes. Every dog or puppy is different. There is no recommended time, it will take as long as it takes. It will work if you're doing it right, it just may not work tomorrow.
It may take a while, it may not. Expect it to take while and be surprised if it doesn't.
House breaking a puppy is a process that both of you need to go through to the end. You need to learn exactly what to do, do it consistently for as long as it takes and you will succeed.
It's about you as much as it's about him. Know what you're doing and do it as long as you need to, consistently. Find out more advice about house breaking puppy at my website.
You should train your dog to urinate and defecate outside or in a designated place.
Adrian Hardy wants to know: One of the first things you need? do next? s to give your new puppy lots of love and affection is trained to go to the toilet in.
How do you correct poor puppy potty training?
I tried the puppy training pads at an early stage, now my dog will not go potty outside at all. We could be outside for hours then i let him in and he goes.
I can not get her toilet trained, when we first got her we tried crate training and this did not work [...]
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