When potty training a puppy, consistency is key
If you are ready to begin potty training your puppy, there are some basic things you should know. First of all, because dogs are rather intelligent, it does not need to be a difficult task. By following the information in this article, you should be able to potty training your dog rapidly as well as painlessly.
Potty training your dog should start at about 7 weeks, but you should expect a number of accidents in the months ahead, even after the puppy is trained. But by starting early, you can speed up the time frame.
Because dogs possess the instinct to keep their beds clean, potty training your dog should include some kind of kennel training. You should especially keep your dog in a kennel throughout the night. In this way, the puppy learns to hold its bladder and bowels during the time it should be sleeping. Allow the dog to go out at the same time daily and straight away bring it to the place where it should relieve itself.
Consistency is one of the most important factors whilst potty training your dog. If you have a puppy that is going to go outdoors, let it out every morning and after every meal.
Unless you have a dog that is living completely indoors, you should always reinforce that it should relieve itself outside. Once they “go” in a place, they will usually go to that spot to relieve themselves again and again. Use gates to keep the puppy far away from carpeted areas or areas where they have peed before.
If you would like to potty train your dog indoors, a litter box will be your most suitable choice. You can combine kennel training with litter box training. Simply take the dog in the area where you want it to relieve itself, at the times you would like to train it to go.
Also, be aware that dogs are extremely sensitive to praise and affection. Potty training your dog means giving it love when it does what you want with regards to peeing and pooing. Because your dog likes to please you, it will realize how to behave as far as relieving itself. Lavish your dog with praise and affection when it does what you want, and ignore it when it makes a mistake (other than cleaning it up, of course). He or she needs to know what he did right as well as what needs to be improved.
You should know that accidents are going to happen. You mustn’t punish the dog, especially by hitting it, when that occurs. Instead, go easy on the dog and reinforce good behavior rather than punishing it when things go wrong. You must be patient when potty training your dog
While accidents do happen, try not to let the bad things overshadow what your puppy is doing right. If you make a mistake, like keeping them crated too long, accidents are going to happen. You have to train yourself in addition to your dog.
Potty training your puppy starts off with patience, love, and affection