I don’t know a thing about you but I’ll bet that you would agree with me if i say that it is a joy having a puppy around. But sometimes, it is such a hassel kepping pets in your home. You have more responsibility and the worse part of it all is that you have to potty train it. I am sure some of you might just forget about gettin pets when you hear that you need to potty train them but let me tell you this, potty training a pet is easiest when they are young. The important thing that you should remember is that timing and routine are important. You need to setup a regular schedule for your little dog. How? Read on to find out more.
First Rule: Keep your puppy’s meal on a regular schedule. In this way you can take your pet out after his done with his meal. You can also take out your pet after nap, before his bedtime, or when he whimpers during the night.
Second Rule: You should avoid as much as possible to give him food and water while taking a walk outside. If you really have to, you should only give a little. Another important thing to remember is that you should not give your puppy water two hours before bedtime. This is to avoid late night accidents.
Third Rule: After playing with your puppy, you can now bring him outdoors with you on a leash. This would give your puppy a hint that it’s time to relieve himself.
Fourth Rule: When you bring your puppy out to relieve itself, always bring it to the same spot so that is is able to recognize the spot where it should relieve itself.
Fifth Rule: You can use a word that would cue your puppy to relieve himself on your command. They will recognize that specific word as a command soon enough.
Last: I am sure you like to be praised. Therefore, you should reward or praise your puppy if he relieves himself outside or followed your instructions on potty training.
With potty training, sometimes accidents happen. In case these accidents occur, here are some suggestions on how you can best deal with them.
If you caught your pet in middle of relieving himself, don’t scream or yell. Gently nudge your pet to go outside and after this continue the reward thing by praising your puppy.
However, don’t worry. The mess won’t be around all the time. All you need to do when you pet does this is to just keep your cool and then you should just continue with the potty training. One thing to remember when you clean your pet’s waste; make sure to clean it thoroughly so that it won’t leave any smell that may induce your puppy to relieve on that same spot again. After doing this, you should put the cleaning materials outdoors. Your puppy should be able to take the hint that it should relieve itself outdoors.
So, there you have it. All you need to do now is to stick to the routine that you have drawn out for your puppy. Trust me, with some patience you puppy will be very well discipline. Good luck!
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