on Potty Training
Your HouseTraining Skills
this article I will be discussing about the two most
effective housetraining methods.
housetraining methods focus on preventing “accidents”
instead of waiting for accidents to happen. The actual
goal is to make it easy for the dog to do the right
thing in the first place.
in this way is faster and more effective than punishing
the dog for mistakes. YOU play the most important part
in the success or failure of this method — you
must be patient and determined for it to work. If you
already own an adult dog with housetraining problems,
you can use this method to start fresh just as you would
with a puppy.
there are two fundamental methods:
a dog owner, you surely know the importance of crate
in your dog's life. Not only is a crate essential for
potty training purposes but also it is needed to make
your dog feel safe and secured. In a nutshell, a crate
is a modern day version of a den. Using a crate will
help you prevent accidents and give housebreaking a
is advisable to put a new puppy or dog in a crate so
that it learns from the very beginning that the entire
house is not its playground. It may seem harsh when
you see the tiny little thing trying very hard to make
its way out of the crate. One mistake at this stage
will make you repent for the rest of your life.
Crate training process needs a lot of patience, persistence
and pain. However, before you buy one you need to consider
the following things:
Is your home big enough to fit in a crate?
will you be keeping your dog crate in the house?
If you are teaching your dog to eliminate indoors,
it should be kept well away from the designated
place of elimination
The breed of dog you own. A toy dog will naturally
need a smaller crate than that of a Giant breed
How old your dog is. A pup's crate will be much
more cozy than that of an adult dog's
Crates should be lightweight, durable, cozy and
easy to clean. They can be plastic or wire made
but they should be convenient to handle.
most importantly, you should get a
crate in which your dog should be comfortable staying
crate also makes you mobile with your dog. He can easily
be taken for a trip if he stays in the crate. Moreover,
it is also safe in households where there are small
children or toddlers around.
importantly, the crate marks your dog's territory for
good. Now, your will not understand on his own that
the crate is his home. You need to train him that way.
basic purpose to crate training is confining your dog
in one place while you are out and teach your dog to
have bladder and bowel control. Instead of going whenever
he feels like, he will learn to hold himself and go
at convenient scheduled times.
It is always advisable to maintain a diary during crate
training so that you can keep an exact track of when
your dog eliminates. Once you know what time of day
your dog usually needs to eliminate, you can begin taking
it out only at those times instead of every hour. After
it has eliminated, your pet can have free, but supervised,
run of your house.
This is the actual intention of housetraining your dog
with the means of a crate. With crate training you are
training your dog where not to eliminate inside the
training a dog is usually practiced by dog owners who
stay out of the house for long, those who live in high-rise
apartment buildings or those deprived of a backyard
training is mainly followed when you train your puppy
to eliminate on paper on your floor. The paper training
method works best if you are not going to be at home
for long periods of time, a puppy cannot be asked to
hold her bladder for more than 3 hours. Because of this,
paper training might be your best choice. Paper training
takes time and patience, but it is well worth the effort.
would suggest all dog owners to use newspapers because
of two main reasons. They are:
Cheap and can therefore be thrown away after every
such a quality that it makes a very good absorbent.
a good room to use that has linoleum or wood floor.
Any place where it will be easy to clean up any mess
that it makes on the floor. For many dog owners, bathrooms
are a good choice.
first, begin with papering the entire room except your
dog's sleeping area. Instinctively, your dog wouldn't
like to eliminate where it sleeps. It will rather go
to the papered area on its own.
used to eliminate on paper and doing it at one particular
place needs several weeks. So, do not rush your pet.
you start with paper training, you will have to spend
some time with the dog in the room. Look for signs when
you will know your dog needs to eliminate. These might
include, sniffing the floor or walking in a circle.
When you see these signs, bring the dog to the newspaper.
You should also bring the dog to the newspaper after
meals and play.
you have the dog on the newspaper, tell it to eliminate.
You can use whatever wording you feel comfortable with,
“go potty” or “go pee pee” are
most common phrases. While at first your dog will not
know what you are saying, eventually he will be able
to make an association between your words and what he
your dog eliminates, make sure to praise him. This will
enforce what you are trying to get him to do. Dogs want
to please you.
the beginning, he will make mistakes. Don't scold him.
Be stern and order him to do it only on the paper. Once
your dog decides on its area of elimination, slowly
begin to reduce the papered area in the room.
quite some time, when you are absolutely sure that your
dog will only eliminate on paper, slowly move the paper
(by half an inch a day) towards the place where you
would like him to eliminate in the long run. In case
of mistakes, use an odor neutralizer to do away with
the scent of waste. By doing this, you disassociate
other parts of the room with elimination.
the dog has succeeded using the newspaper alone, you
can try and leave him alone for short periods of time.
If you have to go to work, try and come home at lunch
to give your dog some much needed attention.
some regular successive sessions, you can even move
the dog to another room, if you want.
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Pet owners who attempt indoor housetraining should be
aware of some potential problems. Indoor training takes
longer than outdoor training. Your
puppy might even resist during the first few sessions
and may not be able to be trained to go indoors.
This is pretty normal. You will have to keep on trying.
And once your dog learns to go indoors, it can be difficult
to train them to go outdoors in the future. That's why,
don't try to housetrain your puppy both inside and outside
- it can be too confusing for your pet.
No-leak wee pads are available in the market these days
that can be used for indoor elimination. You can place
them at the designated elimination site and your dog
will be able to relate to it.
These pads are easy to use, comes in different sizes
and are easy to dispose. In case you are opting for
paper training, make sure to use more than one sheet
of paper to avoid stains on the floor.
Nowadays, urban dog owners are finding doggie diapers
quite convenient for their pets. Dog diapers not only
provide proper sanitation but it is also the best solution
for the everyday trouble of most pet owners in washing
out their dog’s waste and pee.
Dog diapers works best for dogs:
lesser bladder control
Suffering from excitement or submissive urination
And also for
Puppies who are yet to develop a control over their
it is always advisable not to make your dog wear a diaper
for too long.
keeping around a deodorizer to do away with stench can
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