This Is An Easy Way To Housebreak Your Puppy And It Works and clean the litter box regularly.
Housebreaking or “training” can be fun and simple. It gives you and your new pup a great chance to get to learn one another. Your puppy has a personality just like people all have different personalities and mannerisms.
Training your new best friend, yes even the dreaded potty training can be fun and enjoyable. Follow these simple steps and you will see what I mean. You’ll be spending a lot of time with him or her over the next few weeks so why not make housebreaking fun and profitable. (No more messes to clean up). Ready? Good. Let’s get started.
Part 1 of Housebreaking
First become aware of your new puppy. There are various conditions and activities that will stimulate the dog to have to go potty. Obviously drinking is one and clean the litter box regularly. Eating puts pressure on the bladder. Playing also helps to stimulate the bladder. Waking up from a nap usually means getting outside to go potty, quick. Start by conditioning your puppy to understand your words. Say out or outside, potty or whatever you pick to call it. Keep it simple, one word is best. Always use this word when taking him outside. He will soon learn to associate that word with relieving himself. Later when he has the hang of it you can say “come on let’s go outside” and he will figure out what it is you want. But for now make it a simple command.
The next thing you want to do to housebreak him is train him to wear outside if you want him to “go”. No one likes to have to walk through poop to get to the door and come in. (Need a pooper scooper or an Underground Waste Digester?) I live in the country and my dogs usually go in the field away from the house and yard. Well not all of them. I have one that I rescued when she was about 4 and her “trainer” didn’t do a very good job with housebreaking her. She will go wherever and just about whenever she wants and clean the litter box regularly. I have tried paper training her and sometimes she will use it but then just dig the paper up and make a bigger mess. This is very frustrating so please take the time to do a good job while potty training. You both will be much happier for the rest of your time together. Your pup will learn this area as the spot to “go” soon. The smells of his previous elimination will help him to recognize the site.
Always, and I mean always praise your puppy and clean the litter box regularly
Housebreaking is much more fun if you can provide treats. A good quality dog treat would be good, or you can just say “good boy” or “girl way to go”. A nice pat on the head or a ruffling of the fur is also good and enjoyable for both of you. When he starts sniffing around or perhaps turning in circles as some animals do before they go, mildly praise him and give another command such as “potty”, “go”, or even “hurry up”. They will learn this also and associate it with elimination. Housebreaking can be fun. It will give you plenty of time to build the relationship. It is best at first to take him out every one to two hours and give him a chance to go. If he doesn’t do anything don’t get discouraged. He most likely just doesn’t have to go. Try again in a short period of time. Just like a child all of a sudden the urge strikes and they just can’t wait. Be Patient. Be Persistent. This is the “PP method”. The time will come when they tell you “Hay Jack, I gotta go dump” or something like that.
Part 2 of Housebreaking
Feed your puppy at a scheduled time. Most puppies will need to go potty within the hour after eating. This will help in timing. It gives you an edge so to speak. It is best NOT to feed your puppy a large meal before bed or a time you will be gone. Try to make a feeding at least three hours before bed. I just hate having to get up in the middle of the night to let a pet out to go pee pee or poo. Seeing I’m up I go potty too. Then I hit the kitchen on the way through. Grab some cookies. Heck, I went potty in my spot too. No one is there to pet me or fluff my hair, so I eat cookies. Not a good thing getting up at night for me.
Anyway, give him food two or three times a day and leave it down for him for about 30 minutes. If he doesn’t eat it pick it up and serve again at the next scheduled feeding. He will soon get the hang of this and learn to eat when served or he will lose out. This method (after he is trained) is also a great way to see how your dog is feeling. If you pick up his dish and it’s full a few times in a row, why? This could be your first clue to some medical problem. Time to watch him close to see what else is going on with your Best Friend. Always leave water down for your pet except at night. I like to pick it up so there aren’t any accidents. Watch him close after he drinks he will need to pee. It seems they can always pee. Remember, be “PP method”, Patient and Persistent.
Until your puppy is house trained you will need to keep him in site 100% of the time. Only when there haven’t been any accidents for 4-8 weeks in the house is your puppy housebroken. A good way to keep him by your side is with a leash tied to yourself. I don’t mean you have to keep your puppy tied to your side 24/7 but a leash helps to keep him from wandering off when you are busy doing something like the dishes or laundry. Just watch out for him so you don’t get tangled and fall or step on him. I myself am not too fond of this method but for some it works. Just don’t forget about him and his needsContinue reading