You should waste no time starting the process of housebreaking your new dog — once you have him home, you are ready to begin. While some people like to give their new dog a little time to get to know the family and the house before laying down the law, this can only lead to confusion for the dog later down the road. Your dog will be confused if you have allowed it to run free with no discipline, then all of a sudden expect it to be well-behaved.
It’s Never Too Late to Start
You can still get your dog to behave properly, even if your level of control has been low up to this point. Unlike a popular belief out there, it is never too late to start dog training with a dog. Whether your puppy is young or old you can still include housebreaking into his/her daily routine. Whether your problem is dog chewing, dog biting or dog growling, you need to focus on the unwanted behavior that is your highest concern. Start housebreaking on those behaviors and once you have accomplished those then you can move on to something else.
In order to make sure that your pet never becomes one of those aggressive dogs you always hear about on the news, you have to start housebreaking as soon as possible. If the largest problem that you have at this time is potty training, then make that your first item to work on.
Tips for Housebreaking Your Dog
* Appropriately restrict food and water to meal times
* In the event that you are utilizing pee pads, choose a single spot and make sure to place the pads only there
* You should praise your pet when it displays good behavior
* Never strike or slap the dog if it misses the pee pad
* After fifteen or twenty minutes of giving the puppy something to eat or drink, it needs to be taken to the pee pad
Food and water is kept out for their dog at all times by many people. Although this is an acceptable routine for older dogs who are more accustomed to holding their bladder, it is not advisable for puppies who do not yet know how to. Young puppies do not have the ability to hold their bladder for long periods of time. This will result in a lot of accidents around the house for which you really cannot blame the puppy. Thus, keeping their food and water bowls full at all times is not conducive to your housebreaking objectives.
Place the pee pad in the spot of the home where your puppy goes if he continues to miss the pee pad. At this stage, housebreaking is just acclimating the puppy to the pad with respect to going to the bathroom. You can then proceed with housebreaking by slowing moving the pee pad every couple of days towards the spot where you eventually want the pads to be.
Although the procedure for housebreaking might appear to be too time-consuming, it is very crucial. You don’t want your dog using the bathroom everywhere. You would also like an easy process of housebreaking for your dog to prevent it becoming disinterested. Get outside help in puppy training if you need it. Just know that housebreaking takes time, no matter who is in charge of doing it.