There are probably very few things that compare to the joy of bringing a new pup home. But you should also understand that one of the most important parts of dog ownership and grooming is the ability to house-train your puppy. Fortunately, house training your puppy doesn’t have to be the worrying job most new owners have. If you follow a few key tips, house training can be a real pleasure for your puppy.
Tip # 1 – Be Consistent. Stick to a chosen method until it works. There are several ways to house-train a puppy, but consistency is key. The first thing you should do is give your pup a schedule. If you z. For example, if you want your puppy to relax outdoors, reward them consistently until it becomes a habit for the puppy.
Tip # 2 – Establish a routine. Puppies learn faster when they have a schedule. Not only does it make them happy to know what is going to happen around the same time, but it also makes them happy to see you happy. Before setting up a routine, you should understand your puppy’s physical nature. For example, by the time a puppy is around two months old, they should be able to hold their bladder for around two hours. The older the puppy gets, the longer this period becomes. So a routine of regular eating and potty times will set rough intervals for your puppy to go out.
Tip # 3 – Supervise the puppy. Without proper supervision, your puppy will likely do his business wherever and whenever he wants. You should keep a close eye on him as he explores his new surroundings, and if you catch him doing his business, sniffing, or walking in circles, get him outside quickly (or on the training area if you are inside work out).
Tip # 4 – Take him outside regularly. Once you’ve been able to determine when he’s usually ready to go outside, start with a schedule to get him outside at that time. “Potty time” every one to two hours is common. This makes it a habit for him to do his business outside.
Tip # 5 – Don’t be outside too long. The puppy should know what to expect if they are taken outside, so you shouldn’t give them too much time to frolic on their own. Once he’s outside, take the puppy to his “place” and then give him a command like “go to the potty”, which over time he’ll take as a signal to do his thing. After he does, praise him and take him back into the house. If the puppy doesn’t have to leave, bring him back immediately.
Tip # 6 – Don’t feed your puppy before bed. You should feed your puppy at certain times and then take him outside shortly afterwards. But never feed him or her within two hours of bedtime and also take out the water bowl. This prevents accidents during the night.
Tip # 7 – Lock your puppy in a crate or train him for the time you are away. In most cases, dogs will not soil their own bedding. This is something they learn from their mothers. Because of this, it is important that you crate or lock your dog up while you are away. Chances are, he won’t do his business near his bed. Remember to line the crate with a soft blanket so the puppy is comfortable.