House training a puppy may sometimes feel like climbing Mt. Everest. It really isn’t that hard. Here I will show you the easiest most pain free way of house training your puppy.
It really doesn’t matter the breed, or his ability. All dogs can be house trained. Some take longer than others and it is a process that should not be rushed.
You should pick a spot you want your dog to use every time he needs to go potty. Praise him when he uses his designated spot.
Don’t ever yell, hit, or rub your dog’s nose in his mistake. The only exception to this is if you catch him in the process of it. Then a strong sound from deep in your throat is best, like an uhhhhhnnnnttt sound… almost a growl. It will stop his behavior immediately. Then pick him up and take him to his designated potty spot.
I can’t stress enough, don’t ever hit him! Use a crate as an aid in house training your puppy. Make sure he just has enough room to stand up and turn around otherwise it will not work.
An important fact here is not to leave your dog in the crate for long periods of time. It is best to use it only when you are too busy to watch him, such as when you are cleaning house, or cooking, or outside for a bit.
Never leave a new puppy in a crate more than an hour at a time. He most likely will whine at first until he gets used to it. To get him used to his crate, entice him in with treats and offer him treats when he is silent. Eventually he will get it and then his crate will be like his own personal den to him.
Be consistent! Don’t let him get away with going anywhere and everywhere. Anytime he is sniffing he should be taken outside. Also ten minutes after a meal and when he first wakes up in the morning.
Monitor his water intake because the more he drinks the more he will have to go. Remove all food after five in the evening and all water after nine in the evening and take him out one last time before you go to bed.
If he is the type to get up after you are asleep and make lots of naughty mistakes you can either crate him or put a leash on him and keep him close to you through the night.
It entirely depends on the dog’s nature because each breed is different from the other where some are soft and docile others are aggressive and ferocious but good at heart so the crate is the best option for him if he is the latter so why not try here at some of the best shops in the vicinity.
If you want your puppy to share your bed with you I suggest the leash method. Simply wrap it around a bedpost (if you haven’t got one, your body will work) to where he has no way off the bed and just a little room to move away from his sleeping area. He may whine at first but will soon get into the routine of sleeping through the night.
He will alert you with his cry when he needs out. Night time can be the hardest time with some puppies because until you get their schedule ironed out, no matter the time, if they cry, they should be taken out.
Sometimes they will do nothing and it can get very frustrating. Just remember, consistency pays off! The more consistent you are the quicker your hard work will be done.
Remember, there will be mistakes in the beginning. Use a good quality pet stain and odor remover on any mistakes. Clean the area of any feces and soak up any wetness in the area first with paper towels. Then saturate it with the stain and odor remover.
If it is carpet make sure you saturate it well into the carpet pad. If you don’t get it completely saturated your puppy will still be able to smell it even if you can’t and will most likely use the spot again. If he does use the spot again, just repeat the cleaning step again.
Eventually you will have a very well house trained puppy and a loving and loyal member of your family. Just remember to be consistent not just in your house training endeavors, but in all aspects of his life! There is nothing more pleasant than a well trained dog.