Taking care of a new puppy can be quite a task. Not only must you ensure that your puppy is healthy, but you must teach it how to behave in your household. Luckily, you have natural help, since dogs already tend to be creatures that respond well to working out of habit. The way you can do this is to establish a regular schedule of puppy care and stick to it. The consistency will help you to train your pet faster.
When you make your schedule of puppy training, regular feeding is important. Your puppy should be fed twice a day, once at breakfast and once at dinner time. By doing this, you establish a regular pattern of food so the dog doesn't beg for food at other times, and you also teach it to be eating its meal when you're having yours, preventing begging while at the dinner table. Keeping the dog elsewhere while you're having dinner also helps to train you not to give it scraps, which is a bad idea for your puppy.
Making water part of your schedule of puppy care is also important. Rather than simply leave a bowl out for your puppy, give it water at several set times in the day as well as after exercising your puppy. By regulating water as part of your schedule of puppy care, you will be better able to see patterns of when your new dog needs to use the bathroom, which will help in housebreaking.
Regulating water isn't the only way that adherence to a schedule of dog training will help you to housebreak your dog. Each and every family member should learn when your puppy is to be taken out to use the bathroom and to what spot it should be taken to. By going at regular times and going to the same place, this schedule of puppy care will help teach your puppy to go when it is taken out and not to dawdle as much.
In your schedule of puppy care, keep play and walks for the bathroom separate. If you take the dog out so it can go to the bathroom and instead play with it, you will confuse it. Instead, wait until your puppy is done with its business before taking it inside and playing with it. This will help the puppy to separate bathroom activities from play, as well as give it a sort of positive reinforcement about housebreaking. By properly adhering to this schedule of puppy care, feeding times and bathroom times should go smoother much faster than without a schedule.
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