House Training

House Training Your Puppy - Easy Steps

house trainingOne of the first things that you will notice when you get a puppy is that they do whatever they want. Puppy house training should be the first thing you work on because it will help them to learn their place in your family and home. There are plenty of ways that you can go about training your puppy to behave in the house, but some are a lot more effective than others.
The puppy house training method I'm about to show you will never fail you, no matter what kind of puppy you have!

Like everything else related to training a dog, you are going to need to be committed and consistent, but when you get your little pup on the right road, they will stay there forever! A lot of vets will recommend that you teach your pup this way, and that is because it works.

The main thing that you need to remember is to happily reward and praise good behavior from your dog all the time. There are other really important aspects of house training your puppy:

Get everyone in the home involved. If everyone is consistent with rewarding the puppy for doing things right, they will learn very quickly. Don't ever rush things, and don't expect your puppy to learn in a certain amount of time. Don't just assume that if you let your pup outside every once in a while they will automatically learn that is when and where they are supposed to do their business. It doesn't work that way! When you first start potty training, the pup will not have any clue what is right and wrong. You need to teach them!

There will be mistakes, even if you are doing everything right. Don't let it frustrate or discourage you. Puppies like to keep the place that they sleep clean. You are going to use those instincts to help house train them. A puppy is only able to hold it in for a short amount of time. It's not fair to expect them to wait for hours. Each month as they get older they can hold it for about an hour longer. You should try to work on feeding your dog and giving them water at certain times of the day. Ideally, you don't want them to eat too close to when they sleep. Remember, when a mistake happens, try to figure out what you did wrong rather than blaming your little puppy!

The Easy Puppy House Training Guide

While it's possible to potty train your pup without any equipment or supplies, you can make your life a lot easier by using a crate. If you don't have one, you need to get one that is the right size for your dog. If you don't want to get one, you can set up an area that has a good place for them to sleep like a comfy bed. That will be where their toys and water will go.
  1. The very first thing that you need to do is choose a place that will be where it is ok for your puppy to do their business.

  2. Once that has been established, you need to keep your puppy in a confined place, whether that means in their pen, crate, or tied up next to you. It will be tempting to let them just run around, but you should not do that. Each hour you are going to either walk your puppy on their leash or carry them to the special area you have decided where they will do their business.

  3. While at the spot, give the puppy a chance to go. It helps if you walk around a little bit but don't stray from the spot. It's also a good opportunity to teach the puppy a command that they will associate with doing their business. I like to say, "Go potty!" The more that your dog hears that, the more they will understand and obey it.

  4. When they finally go potty or "eliminate", praise them and tell them what a good puppy they are! Give them a tiny treat as a reward and you're ready to go back inside. Sometimes, nothing will come out even after you have been outside for 5 minutes. If that happens, don't worry. You just need to take him or her back inside and repeat the process in 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. If you want to let your puppy play around for a short time after successfully going potty, then you can but keep an eye on them. Don't let them just run off, and when their time is up put them back in their special area. You will need to continue to do this every hour, as it will help them to build the right habits. Remember, you won't have to correct problem behavior later on because of the work you are putting in now!

If you have your puppy on a good eating and drinking schedule, they will only need to go one or two times during the night. They might be able to hold it, but that is cruel to ask of them since they are so little. Consider setting your alarm and taking them to their spot at least once in the middle of the night. In just a short couple of months, they will no longer need you to do that for them.

That's really all there is to house training your puppy!

Puppies usually need to potty very shortly after they eat, so don't forget about that. Beyond those things, you really just need to stay consistent with your dog. If you work and there is no one at home to do this with your puppy, you can set up an indoor toilet for them away from their food, water, and sleeping area. Any time you are around though, you need to stick to this routine. Your dog will learn very quickly if you do!

House Training Puppies Tips

Tips for Potty Training - This step by step guide for house training your puppy will show you the exact things you need to do in the proper order. It starts from when you first get your little pup and guides you through the process of showing them the proper place to potty.

Potty Training Problems - Are you running into problems when you are trying to house break your little puppy? If you are, that's ok, because a lot of people deal with the same issues. Our easy to follow tips will show you exactly what you need to do to shape their behavior the right way.

Puppy Training Pads - A lot of people think that all they have to do is get some potty training pads in order to house break their puppy without doing any work. However, do they really work like that? These tips will show you the best types to buy and the most effective ways to use them.


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