Probably one of the biggest headaches involved in having dogs for pets is potty training puppies. They don't have a button you can push to have them go potty and they can't respond to verbal commands unless they're trained to do that. Having a puppy go potty when and where you want it to does not require you hire a specialist to do it for you. The only major requirement one needs to pull this feat off is a generous amount of patience. As long as you are consistent in training your puppies then you will have no trouble potty training a puppy.
Getting the puppies to go potty by knowing their nature
Animals act instinctively and they don't consider the pros or cons of a situation before deciding about it. Knowing this can really help you in learning how to potty train them. Puppies are sort of blank slates, they have the instincts but they are still in the trial and error phase of finding out how to gratify certain drives. Urinating and defecating is a drive but, contrary to what most people think, puppies don't just stop whatever they are doing and do their business. Try to watch them when they get the urge to go, they sometimes run around looking somewhat agitated, first sniffing and searching about until they find a good spot and then do their business.
This is where the training in potty training puppies comes in. You have to teach your puppy to decide on a specific location to do their business so each time that they get the urge to go potty they go precisely where you want them to go. You do it this way? You'll need to use something that has an earthy or musky scent, something that is distinctive so that that, when they smell it, they can easily associate the smell with doing its business. There are commercially manufactured potty training sprays that you can purchase in pet stores or you can go hands on and try to get a small amount of your pet's urine in a spray bottle when it does its business.
Whether you choose the commercial spray or the hands-on approach, the training phase remains the same: when your puppy shows the need to do its business, prepare a liberal stack of newspapers and keep your puppy on the newspaper. Spray a little amount of the scent-spray on the newspaper. Let the puppy move around there and get comfortable. Once the puppy does its business gently hold its head near the spot you sprayed the agent close enough for the puppy to sniff the scent. Repeat this for about 90 days every time the puppy needs to go potty.
By doing the previous steps, you can get either of the two results or both. The puppy can equate going potty to a newspaper or the scent which means that whenever the puppy needs to go, it will either look for a newspaper or sniff around to find that scent, either result will lead to a properly potty trained pup and care free maintenance for you.
As mentioned earlier potty training puppies requires a generous amount of patience but aside from that it is actually a pretty easy thing to do.
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