Potty training a puppy is the first and most important training you will give your puppy. It may be exasperating at first and you will get frustrated, but by following a few simple rules, the training will start to take. Before you know it, your puppy will be doing his business only where allowed without any further prodding.
You must be serious about potty training your puppy. They can tell when your heart is not into something and if it is not important to you, your puppy won’t think it is important to learn. Being serious, however, does not mean losing your cool. Your puppy is just a baby and it will make mistakes. Be firm, when necessary, and give praise when it is due.
Pay attention when your puppy relieves itself outdoors. This way, you will be able to detect the signs that he has to go before an accident happens indoors. Walk with your puppy outside, weather permitting, as much as possible so it gets used to eliminating outside. Pick a “favorite” spot and use that exact spot each time. When you detect the signs indoors, take your puppy immediately to your one spot outside.
When sleeping, keep your puppy in a crate with blankets and pillows. Your puppy will see this as his den and dogs will not eliminate in their den. They will develop a habit to ask you to take them outside. First thing in the morning, carry the puppy outside to his spot. Don’t let him walk the first few times or the puppy will want to start before you get outside.
Be consistent. Take the puppy out at designated times each day. Every time the puppy goes potty in the proper area, pet them, give them praise and affection, and a small treat. Don’t overuse the treats. A tiny piece is enough.
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