How to potty train a puppy is necessary first step in establishing emotional ties with a baby animal addition to your home. Honestly, house training puppies may not be the most wonderful job that you thought about growing up, BUT it requires empathy, patience, and understanding. In return, your new puppy dog adapts appropriatebehaviors that will be needed so he will be welcome and happy his new surroundings.
Remember that the attention span of your puppy lasts only a short time. Just as children don’t create new habits the first time, a puppy won’t typically learn correct behavior right away either. Another critical factor, be consistent with your dog during the training process. Perhaps the most important thing to remember while toilet training puppies is admitting that your new pet is not intentionally misbehaving. Just as teaching a small child is a lengthy process, your puppy still too young to have understood which actions are permissible!
Despite some of the old methods of house training puppies, a trainer or owner should never physically abuse a puppy by kicking, rubbing his nose in his accidents, or screaming at your puppy. These mistakes tell your pet that relieving himself are bad. On top of that discomfort, canines often react negatively to overtly mean behavior. What happens from these uncomfortable activities? Many puppies actually go backwards as their training progresses.
Start the litter training process with a simple feeding schedule for your puppy. Feed 3 meals a day just as you do. A repetitive eating program helps|assists|creates[/spin] the animal become regular with his bowel movements. After consuming food, wait 20-30 minutes, and then take him outside. Watch how long until he goes potty. This will give you an idea of how long to wait the next time you take him out. (Within about a week, you should have his schedule down.) It is important to maintain a regular eating schedule. Never food in his bowl because it will create confusion and make house training slower and more difficult.
When litter training your puppy take him outside immediately after an accident. Don’t forget to praise his good behavior! Every time he “goes potty” where he’s supposed to, praise him lavishly. Positive reinforcement is a powerful training tool. Soon the pup will understand exactly what brings warm fuzzy feelings from his owner and what brings unhappiness. Critically, don’t forget that full control of the bladder and bowels won’t happen until 16 weeks of age. It is not realistic to expect too much from your puppy right away.
However, when an accident happens (and they will!), clean the area and spray promptly. This will cover up the odor so your puppy will not try to mark his territory again.
Remember housebreaking a puppy is a big responsibility that can lead to a special bond between you and your puppy. Positive reinforcement and lots of love will make all the time worth the effort!