How to House Train Your Dog



How to House Train Your Dog

One of the most important things to keep in mind when potty training your dog is that there will be accidents. Don't expect him to be instantly perfect! For many puppies and adult dogs, being successfully housetrained takes several months. The two main methods of housetraining are pad/paper training and crate training.

How to Potty Train With Pads

If you decide to use paper and padding to train your puppy, you will teach it to eliminate indoors on an area lined with potty litter or newspaper. Once your puppy has mastered the idea of ​​only going to the toilet in a covered area, you can start removing padding or newspaper, gradually narrowing the area. Finally, once this process is complete, you will need to train your puppy to eliminate outside.
People who choose the paper/notebook training method often do so because they know the puppy will not be able to go outside very often because they will have to go to the bathroom. Although some dog owners have success with this method, it can be confusing for your dog. Once your puppy gets used to going potty in the house, it will be difficult to stop him from doing so.

How to Crate Train

Crate training is a great choice for a dogs who know that their crate is a comfy, safe place. Dogs have sought out small dens that make them feel sheltered for thousands of years, so your pup will appreciate having his own personal space. Since dogs don't like to eliminate where they sleep, he will be anxious to leave his crate and eliminate elsewhere. This method is also effective when you're not able to keep a close eye on him.

Choose the Right Crate

A crate that's too big may cause your dog to "go" in one corner and lie in another without ruining his sleeping area, and a crate that's too small will be too confining and uncomfortable. Make sure the crate is big enough for your puppy to stand up, lie down, and turn around, and that it's well ventilated.

Stick to a Routine

The first step in successfully crate training your puppy is to commit to a regular routine for taking your puppy outside, so your puppy can learn that his chances to eliminate occur on a schedule. These trips outside should include:

·  First thing in the morning

·  After playtime

·  After napping

·  After eating

·  Right before bedtime

After you've taken him outside, give him some play time before placing him back in the crate. Between trips outside, keep a close eye on your puppy and carry him outside if you see any indications that he is about to eliminate.

No matter which method you choose, be faithful to it. Housetraining success is achieved by consistency and a whole lot of patience!



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