When you potty train puppy, you prepare for a long and happy life together with it. House soiling is one of the major reasons why many dogs become homeless. Many people are not ready to live with dogs that destroy their flooring or rugs or dogs that leave stinky mess for them to clean after a long day at their workplaces. This is why it is important to ensure that your puppy is potty trained if you want to enjoy life together in the future.
Crate train your puppy
Crates are some of the most effective potty training tools. A crate makes life easier. Getting your pet accustomed to it is a good idea for reasons like safety, convalescence, travel and vet visits. Being den animals, dogs will need security which makes them love crates. The notion behind the use of a crate in potty training a puppy is that a dog is a clean animal. Therefore, it will not eliminate where it lives or its living space. As long as the crate is of the right size, your puppy will most probably eliminate at the corner and stay away from its mess. Once you get your puppy used to going outside to eliminate, it will always signal you by scratching and whining when it wants to go out to eliminate.For further details on dog potty training Watch our YouTube video.
Paper training and use of pads
Paper training and use of puppy pads can be a tricky task because using them entails reinforcing two options for your puppy. Ideally, a puppy should learn to control its bowels and bladder so that it can eliminate at a certain place or toilet area outdoors. However, there are cases that require owners to be creative. For instance, if you have a job that makes going to your home severally in a day impossible or during a brutal winter you can use puppy pads. This option allows the puppy to relieve itself at an approved area in your home. Once the dog has matured, you can have it go outside every time.
Have a schedule
Having a schedule is very important for a successful potty training. The bladder of your puppy is small making it difficult for them to hold water. This is also the case for solid matter. As such, you should have a schedule for feeding your puppy and taking it out to eliminate. It is important that you monitor the individual habits and daily events of your puppy while coming up with a schedule. Basically, you should take the puppy out first thing when you get up, before you go to bed, after playing, after a nap, after chewing a bone, after eating after drinking and after being in the crate for some time.
Praise the puppy
When your puppy does the right thing, praise it so that it can know that you are pleased. Most puppies want to please their owners and they know that they are pleased when they praise them. When you potty train puppy, avoid punishing it for doing things wrongly. Instead, clap or give a look that shows your dissatisfaction if you catch the puppy in the act.