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How To Potty Train A Yorkie

Now that you have a new member in your home – a lovely Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie), it’s time to learn how you can potty train him. In this article, I will share with you how I have successfully potty train my Yorkshire Terrier in just 8 weeks.

What I would be covering:

  • Is It Hard To Potty Train A Yorkie?
  • At What Age Can You Start Potty Training?
  • Indoor Or Outdoor Potty Training – Which One To Go For?
  • Defining Dog’s Routine Schedule Will Help In Your Potty Training?
  • How Often Should You Take Your Yorkie Out To Potty?
  • Why Does Your Yorkie Keep Peeing Everywhere?
  • How Long Does It Take To Potty Train Your Yorkie?

Without further ado, let’s go right into it.

How To Potty Train A Yorkie

Is It Hard To Potty Train A Yorkie?

If you ask most dog owners, they would say “Yes”. Personally, I do agree with their view as Yorkie is a small puppy and with a small bladder, he needs to housebreak very frequently.

Apart from that, Yorkie possesses a stubborn personality and will need more effort and patience to be trained.

For my Yorkshire Terrier, at the age of 12 weeks old, he typically needs to go potty every 3 hours, and he likes to be carried to the designated spot for his potty rather than going by himself.(quite pampered by me!)

I have to be very observant for his body signal (to alert me that he needs to eliminate) to prevent any accidents from happening. Typically, he would shows the following signs when he needs to go for his potty:

  • Scratching at the door
  • Squatting down
  • Sniffing around 
  • Circling
  • Getting restless

So when your puppy shows these alerts, bring him for his potty right away.

At What Age Can You Start Potty Training?

Most dog trainers advise to only start potty training when your puppy reaches the ages of 12 weeks old. Only by then, he will have better control of his bladder and bowel movement and will be able to follow through the training.

Indoor Or Outdoor Potty Training – Which One To Go For?

Should you go for indoor or outdoor potty training? I would say it’s up to your preference. If you are living in an apartment building where access to the outdoors would be an inconvenience, indoor potty training would be a feasible choice. 

If you are living in a house with a backyard, certainly outdoor potty training would be an option that you can consider.

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Indoor Potty Training

For indoor potty training, I make use of pee pads for my puppy house training for the following reasons:

  1. You can place them anywhere in your home at your convenience. Choose a potty spot where you can easily place the pee pads and do the cleanup later on.
  2. They are extremely easy to clean up. Just like a diaper, they will soak up your puppy “mess” and you would just need to pick it up and discard it.
  3. Use it to “create” a designated potty spot for your Yorkie. Of course, to make him want to go for the pee pads to do his elimination, you can make use of some soiled clothes that he had an accident on (which carry his scent) and place it beside the pee pads. This will “lure” him to the pee pad.
  4. No more worry on any weather condition as there will be NO outside trip needed for his potty. He will be pee pad trained.

Suitable Indoor Potty Spot

I would first choose a potty area that would be spacious and convenient for me to do the cleanup. The area should also be away from the crowd in my home (a quiet spot).

It should also be away from my puppy’s food and water area as dogs don’t like to do their elimination in their dining spot.

Potty Training – Use Positive Reinforcement

After I have fed him, I would wait for around 20 minutes before carrying him to the pee pad spot. Of course, if he starts to show signs of potty needs, I will bring him immediately to the designated potty area.

As he is doing his elimination,I will also train him on the command “Go Potty” so that he will associate this command with his potty action. 

I will immediately reward him with his favorite treat once he has successfully completed his elimination in the pee pad. This will help him to learn that it’s rewarding to do his potty in this manner and he would love to perform this action over and over again.

This is what we often called “Positive Reinforcement” where you use a reward for any desired behaviors. Rewards could be in the form of food, toys, praise or some “lovely” touch on your pet such as rubbing his back or scratching his ear.

Potty Schedule

Typically, I will schedule my Yorkie to go for his potty:

  • First thing to do when he wakes up in the morning
  • After he wakes up from a nap
  • Right before his sleeping time
  • 20 minutes after each meal 
  • After exercising

To make him familiar with the potty spot, I will always bring him back to the same pee pad area so that he can “mark” it as his terrority.

How To Handle Accidents?

If he happens to have any accidents (and I catch him in the act), I would simply interrupt him by clapping my hand and say “No”, then carry him to the right potty spot for him to continue his potty.

Once he has done his elimination, I will praise him and give him a reward. I do not yell at him for any accidents as I believe that does not help in the situation.

Any punishment (including yelling and losing temper) will only incur his fear towards me and might lead to other behavior issues.

For the cleanup of the mess, I will use some form of strong detergent or enzymatic pet cleaner. The idea is to completely remove the odor so that my puppy will not re-visit the spot again for his potty.

Using Crate – An Option?

If I’m away from home for more than 4 hours, I will place him in a crate. I have a bigger crate for him so that I can place his food and water in one corner of the crate and the pee pad in another corner (opposite end).

By placing him in a crate, I have also eliminated the risk of him having accidents in the house.

Remember that dogs do not like to do his elimination in the place where he had his meal, so make sure that you are getting a crate that is big enough to have the pee pad placed far away from his food.

Outdoor Potty Training

For outdoor potty training, the process of the training is quite similar to indoor except the potty area will be outside, rather than using pee pads. (You can certainly save some cost on the pee pads for outdoor potty :)).

You will need to select a suitable outdoor potty spot that your puppy could do his elimination at any time of the day, regardless of weather condition.

Pick A Suitable Outdoor Potty Spot

If you have a backyard, you could confine an area specially for his elimination. This potty area needs to be well sheltered from your home right to the spot as Yokie doesn’t “like” the feeling of getting wet. So in case of bad weather and he needs to do his elimination, the area had to be sheltered from the rain. 

He might not be doing his elimination instantly when you bring him outside for his potty. As the area is “new” to him, he might be sniffing around, exploring the area. This is his way of marking his territory and also a way for him to relax before potty

If he attempts to leave for another potty spot, bring him back again and use the command – “Go Potty”. Remember to reward him when he does his peeing correctly on your designated potty area. Patient is what you need to be successful in potty training your Yorkie!

Defining Dog’s Routine Schedule

This is a MUST to ensure the success of your potty training. With a well-defined routine, you will be able to know when to feed your Yorkie, his potty and exercising time.

As mentioned earlier in the post, a dog will need to go for his potty after his meal or exercise, so having a routine will help you to plan ahead and minimize any accident.

How Often Should You Take Your Yorkie Out To Potty?

You should use your puppy’s age to estimate how often he will need a potty break. Typically, young puppies will be able to hold their bladder for 1 hour for every month of age.

So if your Yorkie is 4 months old, he will be able to hold his bladder up to a max of 4 hours.

However, that doesn’t mean that you will only bring him for potty every 4 hours. You should start to learn more about his potty frequency and make the right potty schedule for him.

For instance, take note of how often he shows you his “potty” signals and what is your feeding schedule as he will need to go for potty after each meal.

Why Does Your Yorkie Keep Peeing Everywhere?

If your Yorkie still keep peeing everywhere despite potty trained, following might be the answer you are looking for:

Separation Anxiety

If your puppy is suffering from separation anxiety, he will tend to lose control and start to eliminate everywhere in the home.

Marking His Territory

Dogs use his urine as his way to mark and define his territory. If your Yorkie is doing this in your home when you have many visitors coming for a visit, it’s likely that he wants them to “know” that they are in his territories.

Medical Issue

If your puppy is suffering from some health illness such as urinary tract infections, bladder inflammation, arthritis or  kidney diseases, these can lead to his uncontrolled potty.

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How Long Does It Take To Potty Train Your Yorkie?

For my Yorkie, it takes about 4 weeks for him to be able to follow through his potty training and another 4 weeks to be fully trained (accident free).

Of course, how fast your puppy will be potty trained depends on his personality and how persistent and consistent you are with your training.

Potty Training A Pitbull Puppy

So you have brought your new Pitbull Puppy home, now the hard work begins. The excitement of a new puppy is in the air. Everyone in the family is excited. But you are especially eager to get started potty training him to prevent any soiling in the home. In fact, potty training a Pitbull puppy is probably one of the most difficult tasks you will ever face as a pet owner.

Potty Training A Pitbull Puppy

While every dog breed requires some work after you take them home, a Pit Bull needs to be trained much more differently than other dogs. Not only will your Pit Bull need more patience but also more guidance from you. If you are ready to get your pet potty trained, this article would be handy.

Before getting into the potty training process, you should always start by making sure that your puppy is healthy. One of the biggest problems for most dog owners is that they aren’t sure if their Pit Bull puppy is able to use the bathroom at will. Ensure that there isn’t any health related issue that causing his accidents.

When you are ready to embark on the potty training program, keep in mind to keep the training session short. Remember, this is not an exercise or grooming session for your puppy. It is simply a time to teach your Pit Bull where he is supposed to do his potty. Try to stick to his potty training schedule, and he will gradually learn to carry out his potty correctly.

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You can potty train your puppy to go at a certain time every day so that he gets accustomed to it. This will help him to learn a schedule for when he should be ready to go to the bathroom. You should also feed your puppy on a schedule as well. That way, he gets to know when he will get fed and when he should do his potty.

There are several times of day that are recommended for potty training your Pit Bull. Usually it would in the early morning, after each meal, after he is awake from his nap and lastly, before his night sleep. Of course, the best way to figure out when your Pit Bull puppy needs to go is to observe him for a while.

If you notice your Pit Bull is having an accident, simply pick him up and place him on the designated potty spot. Don’t yell at him or spank him. This neither teaches him anything, nor is helpful. Just don’t reward him, and he will get the point. You need to be patient and gentle with your Pit Bull puppy. Let him learn at his own pace.

When your Pit Bull does his business correctly, praise him and give him a treat. Continue to reward him each time he goes to the potty. Remember, he is also doing it to please you. Puppy potty training involves close supervision, so you need to stay close to your Pit Bull to enable you to reward him for going to the right place!

Giving him a treat as a reward is a brilliant idea. It not only helps him to learn what to do, but it also helps him to build bond with you. If you reward your puppy each time he goes to the toilet correctly, he will be more willing and able to wait the odd period to go outside. The odd time is all it takes for your Pit Bull to learn where he needs to go for his elimination, and he certainly won’t want to do it in the home he lives in.

Get your puppy outside to use the bathroom as often as possible. The more often you train your Pit Bull to do his potty, the sooner he will recognize the right place to perform his pee and poo.

Use a certain phrase or even a special word like “potty” while you are going through different aspects the potty training. This will make your puppy’s associate these word with his potty action. When your Pit Bull has done his business in the correct place, give him lots of praise, affection, a treat and a big hug.

This will help to reinforce the positive behavior that he had just accomplished. You want to keep your puppy in safe places while doing potty training. It is important to set up a confinement area as a potty spot, and not simply tethering him to a pole in the yard.

If you want to get a specific word command across to your puppy for potty training, you can use a combination of words like “go potty”, “do business” or “potty time”. Just make sure that everyone in your household uses the same word for a given command so that your Pit Bull will not get confused.

If you are too busy to watch your puppy closely, there are several things you can do. Firstly, you can use a crate to confine your puppy when you are not at home. This works because even in the most unlikely event your Pit Bull does eliminate in his crate, you can quickly clean it up and hopefully get rid of the smell, so that he can no longer smell where he eliminates.

It is important that you keep a positive attitude as you go through the training process. Remember, this is something that you want to happen to your Pit Bull, so be patient and keep your head in the right place.

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Having a new puppy can be a great thing, but it also requires double the patience you have now. You will need to have the patience to potty train him, as well as the patience to continue training.

Accidents will happen. You cannot avoid them altogether, but patiently and persistently is the way to have your Pit Bull Puppy trained. Keep in mind that no matter how fast he learns, it would still take a while before he is fully potty train. This is a road that takes time to travel, so be patient.

How To Potty Train A Chihuahua

Your little Chihuahua is just like a small baby who is not yet ready to learn the basics of life. Like most tiny babies, Chihuahuas were unable to hold on to their urine for long periods of time. So their first experiences of potty training were not smooth at all. If you don’t want to have to go through the same experience, you need to learn the proper way to potty train a Chihuahua.

How To Potty Train A Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are creatures of habit and usually learn very quickly. This means that it is very important that you, as the owner, provide your Chihuahua with constant opportunities to be potty trained. This should happen every day.

If you have adopted this breed, I guess you’ve already known that – they are stubborn. Some people consider these little dogs not to be as nice as the other breeds, but they are actually loyal, affectionate and very protective of their owners. They don’t have the same habits as their larger cousins, so they need a bit more sternness than Yorkshire terriers when potty training them.

Chihuahuas can be trained to go outside or on piddle pads for potty, but they tend to be stubborn and selective about where they are going to do their business. This makes puppy potty training, a necessary task.

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You should take her outside at least three times a day, especially if there are children in the house. If you fail to give your Chihuahua enough opportunities to empty her bladder on a regular basis, she will eventually develop the bad habit of soiling everywhere as she goes.

Constant repetition with your Chihuahua is the way in making sure that she learns her schedule. Your puppy probably won’t understand that you’re taking her out at seven in the morning until she gets used to going at such a specific time. Always remember to praise her when she goes potty outside. She will relate this to a good deed that she did and will be eager to repeat it.

You should also put her on a feeding schedule. Puppies that have been raised in small places or that have free feeding never really potty train. They are used to having a huge belly full of food and then wolf it all down until they have to go.

To prepare for your puppy’s potty training, you should feed her at the same time every day. This should be part of your training regimen. Do keep a close eye on her at mealtime.

You should also familiarize yourself with the signs that she needs to go to the bathroom. Watch for any signs such fussing, whining, running in circles or sniffing the floor.

It is inevitable that your little one will have accidents while she is still being potty trained. It is important that you do not punish him for accidents. Any negative response from you will only lead to a more difficult training down the road.

Instead, make sure to offer praise or rewards when she eliminates correctly. Your Chihuahua will learn what would be the appropriate behavior that will earn her a reward. This will help reinforce positive behavior and encourage her to continue doing these actions or behaviors. Chihuahuas respond to sound of their name, so use this to let them know they did a great job!

Do keep a close eye on her. She may be getting anxious because she is being separated from her family, so try to keep an eye on her during this time. If you think she may have an accident, pick her up immediately and take her outside to her designated spot for potty.

You may also want to have an adult to watch her while you are taking her outside because if your Chihuahua can see the person watching her, she is less likely to worry or mess up.

You must create a good relationship with your pet, and spend a good amount of time reinforcing her good behaviors. This is the essential step when you are potty training her or any other puppy behavior that you want.

When you reinforce a behavior, you make that behavior stronger. And that’s what you want when you are training your Chihuahua. You want her to remember the “right” behaviors every time and remove any undesirable behaviors.

Using a crate for potty training is another option that is widely used by many dog owners. This may not be an option for you if you are on a tight budget as crates can be somewhat expensive or you feel that it’s cruel to keep your loved one in the small cage.

Making use of puppy potty training pads is another alternative. These training pads are scented in such a way that your Chihuahua will instinctively choose the pad over the newspaper for his potty.

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Remember, your Chihuahua is in a strange place without her mother or siblings to comfort and encourage her. In order to overcome this, you need to exhibit a steady, firm, and loving demeanor at all times.

Potty training a puppy does not have to be an arduous process. As long as you have the patience and give your Chihuahua enough positive reinforcement, you’ll be on your way to a long and happy relationship with your furry friend.

How To Potty Train A Dog In 7 Days

Are you looking for ways to make your dog masters the art of using the toilet in the shortest possible time? Yes, it’s possible to potty train a dog in 7 days if you follow the training below.

How To Potty Train A Dog In 7 Days

In general, most dogs will quickly learn when you give them a treat after each successful attempt at potty training and will begin to go to the bathroom on their own after a short period of training. It doesn’t take long for them to figure out where they should go to do their business.

The entire potty training process only takes seven days, and after you’ve taught your dog this new trick, you’ll be able to free yourself from the worry about dealing with an untrained canine that keeps soiling everywhere in your house.

To have your dog potty trained in 7 days, it’s important that you stay on top of his behavior by praising him profusely when he had done his potty done correctly. Don’t yell at him if there is an accident. Just use the command “No” firmly whenever your dog goes potty where he isn’t supposed to. If he has already soiled the carpet, don’t say anything more than “No”.

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Also avoid being physical with your dog. Never hit him or drag him to his poop or pee. Keep your voice commands and your body language consistent.

If you never catch him red handed, do not ever “punish” him. Simply clean up the mess and move on. If you punish him, he’ll be confused as to why he was punished as he couldn’t relate to events that he had already done. This could incur his fear and leads to more behavior problems down the road.

Be aware of your dog behavior prior to eliminating. If your dog exhibits signs such as sniffing, circling and sniffing , he is “telling” you that it’s time for potty. Bring him out immediately for his business.

When he goes in the right area for his potty, praise the little critter. Scratch him behind the ears and on the top of his head and reward him with a treat. It is best to limit treats to training lessons, or else you will be overfeeding him. Most people use treats as a means of getting their dog to perform a trick or correcting their behaviors.

Taking your dog out at the right time is important. Most dogs do not want to eliminate in the bed or living area. If your dog repeatedly comes back to the same spot in the yard, walk around, and then eliminates in the same spot, he had “mark” this spot as his potty area.

If you are training your dog to do his potty indoor, make sure that he has a clean spot that he can go to when he needs to relieve himself. This is why you should try to create as many different areas in your house as possible to potty train your dog. These areas should be easily accessible to facilitate your cleaning tasks.

By using positive reinforcement, teaching your dog the “act” of going to the bathroom, and rewarding him when he does his potty successfully, you will have a dog who goes to the bathroom on his own and isn’t afraid of being taken outside to do his business.

Dogs who are potty trained typically have far less fear of being taken outdoors and are much more well behaved, and enjoy going places with you. You should see an improvement in your dog’s potty behavior after a week of training.

After your dog is properly trained, each time he goes potty in the right spot, reward him with a treat. This will reinforce that the spot is where he needs to go because he will associate the reward with his potty behavior. After a while, he may even look for that spot to go each time he needs to go potty because he knows he will be rewarded.

The best way to teach your dog how to do this is by using positive reinforcement. It is better to use a positive training method than one that uses punishment. Punishment just makes your dog scared of doing something that he has previously done.

To sum up, this potty training approaches works as such. You take your dog outside to go potty. Then you make him go to a place where you want him to do his pee and poo. You give the command, and then encourage the him to go potty. After he is done with his elimination, you make him feel good about it by rewarding him.

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While you’re going to use treats as a form of reward in this manner, you can also use words of praise. In other words, when your dog goes potty, you say, “Good Boy!” in a very enthusiastic, over the top voice, that lets your dog knows how happy you are.

Looks simple isn’t it? So start taking the first step to get your dog properly potty trained right away!

How To Stop Puppy Pooping At Night

Puppy pooping at night is very normal for most dogs. It is when you see your puppy running in circles at night or if you hear him make a lot of noise, you knows it’s potty time! Here are some helpful tips on how to stop puppy pooping at night to avoid having any mess in your home.

How To Stop Puppy Pooping At Night

First of all, puppies that are eliminating within a few minutes of eating or drinking are usually doing so on purpose, so this can be especially troublesome with behavior that needs to corrected.

A puppy has no idea where he should do his pee and poo when he is not potty trained. If you don’t catch your puppy in the act, do not ever punish him for any accidents created.

It’s common for puppies to have accidents in different parts of your house. That’s why it is important that you learn to recognize when your pup needs to go to the bathroom. This way you can take action before he makes his way to the middle of the night. You can get him outside before his restless habits cause him to have an accident.

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One way of potty training your puppy at night is to start early by getting up at night and taking him out to his potty spot. It is best to choose a place outside the house such as a garden, along the sidewalk, or on the lawn which has some kind of light and will not cause your pup to be afraid of anything. He will quickly learn that there are times at night to go potty at a designated spot.

There are a number of methods that teach puppy the “act” of going to the bathroom at night. You want to make sure that you are taking your pup to the bathroom area consistently, not just when he needs to go.

It is natural for your puppy to relieve himself at night, however not all times are convenient for you. Consider taking him outside to an area that is convenient for both of you. This will also help to curb the behavior that your puppy had by eliminating at places that he shouldn’t be doing.

Watch out for his diet, especially the dinner time. Dogs will need to relieve themselves at night when they had their dinner. You should keep an eye on your pup when eating, especially after meals. Be sure to let your pup had his potty right after his dinner.

You should also monitor your pup for any signs of distress when he wakes up at night. These include whining, howling, biting, or circling the area. If you see these behaviors, immediately take him outside to finish his night time activities. You should also praise him when he goes potty so that he knows what he is doing right now is correct. Remember to reward your pup for eliminating in the right area at night.

If you notice that your puppy has an accident in the middle of the night, then it is probably time to take him out in order to give him some time to empty his bladder and catch up on what he has missed during the day. If you catch this early, then you can easily remedy the situation and your puppy will learn how to do his pooping right before sleeping.

Depending on the type of puppy you have, some are more active, and they are more likely to go to the bathroom frequently. These puppies will need to be taken out more often. If you have an active or excitable dog, chances are he will need some extra attention at night as well.

Another reason your puppy might be making a mess at night is because he is hiding something from you. Many dogs will do this when they feel abandoned or scared. They will do their business late at night or in a dark room. You should never confront a dog if he is hiding, but you can help by distracting him with something while you search for it. A toy or ball might do the trick.

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As long as you are consistent with your training methods, you will find success in teaching your puppy to stop pooping at night. In fact, you will probably get faster results if you use a positive reinforcement approach instead of yelling or disciplining him in the process.

How To Stop Dog Pooping At Night

Are you tired of dealing with your dog’s midnight excrement and night time potty break behavior? How to stop dog pooping at night if this is happening to your newly adopted pet? Some dogs develop anxiety when they are in a new environment. When addressing this behavior, the goal is to determine the cause. Dogs express their stress through defecation and urination in the house.

How To Stop Dog Pooping At Night

If your dog keeps pooping in the night, you should suspect that it’s coming from an underlying issue – anxiety or diet or some other health problems. If this is the case, there are a few things that you can do to help your pooch get over this behavior.

Fecal coliform is the bacteria that can lead to problems with your dog’s digestive tract. Some dogs are pregnant and a high level of this bacterial infection can infect her pups and cause many health challenges, including frequent pooing.

Feed your dog appropriately (right portion) depending on his age. A puppy at 3 months old should be eating 3-4 times a day, an adult dog at 9 months should be eating twice a day and you can expect the dog to eat a lot. Do not over feed him as this may lead to frequent pooing especially during the night.

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Good nutrition for your dog should consist of lots of fresh drinking water, balanced diet and regular exercise. If you provide these three things your dog will live a healthier life and you will have less pooing issue at night.

Stress and anxiety can have a devastating effect on your dog’s immune system. If you sense that your dog is becoming stressed, it is important to find a veterinarian that you can trust and begin using stress reducing techniques immediately.

Stress may cause your beloved pet to have diarrhea, because the gastrointestinal tract is not able to keep up with the demands of his body. Older dogs who are showing signs of old age are more susceptible to stress.

Many health conditions could have arise from stressful situations, and your veterinarian can give you a recommendation as to what causes the particular stress, and how to keep your dog stress free in the future.

The best way to recognize and understand your dog’s stress is to carefully observe his behavior. Look at his body language and other manifestations, and try to understand what he is feeling.

If you don’t know what your dog is feeling, or has been through, it is difficult to diagnose or treat the problem. However, your veterinarian can give you a heads up on stressed tummy and behavior.

Your dog will always be more excited for his dinner than his daily walk, but by changing a few simple things you can really affect his behavior and control his potty habits. Different dog foods have different levels of appropriate carbohydrates and protein. High carbohydrate foods can make your dog very uncomfortable and lead to frequency potty.

If your dog is healthy and balanced then he should consume a good quality, nutritionally balanced food, given every four to six hours. If he is having persistent digestive problems, then the problem may be due to lack of a certain vitamins or a symptom of an infection. Giving a high quality, nutritionally balanced food helps your dog to eliminate pooping at night.

Train your dog to do his potty correctly will save you lots of mess during the night. Give your dog lavish praise when he eliminates outside. Offer a treat as a reward and praise him when he is done with his potty. If your dog has a favorite spot on the floor or in a certain room (such as a dog bed), then give that spot to him so that he can focus all his energy on that area.

In order for your dog to be prepared to use the bathroom outside, pick a certain spot in your yard and let him go there on a regular basis. Walk him to that spot on a regular basis so that he gets used to eliminating on that specific spot.

When your dog uses the bathroom in that specific area, give him lots of praise. You can even give him a treat. He will soon realize that he will get a reward and pleasure in using the bathroom outside.

If your dog goes inside, then move him to his special spot and give him a treat. He will associate his specific spot with using the bathroom, and soon will use that spot every time.

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For most, learning how to stop dog pooping at night involves getting him potty trained. This may take a few weeks, especially if you were just getting the pup, but it will be worth it in the end.

Be realistic. You can’t really expect your dog to change his behavior overnight, so change your daily routine. If you truly want your dog to learn to how to do his potty correctly, then you need to be willing to work with your pooch.

If you are potty training, the process is pretty simple. Just like puppy training, consistency is the key. Make sure that your dog goes to the bathroom in the same spot each night. If not, move it to a different spot in the house.

How To Potty Train A Dog Without A Crate

It is crucial that you watch your dog very carefully and that you take him outside at regular intervals if you are potty training a dog without a crate. Just as with a small child, regular and consistent application of house training routines can produce excellent results.

How To Potty Train A Dog Without A Crate

To get things moving, it is best to establish a designated area where your dog will go potty. Set up a comfortable place outdoors where your dog can eliminate. A small gravel area under a tree or a spot in the backyard is perfect. Everyone in the family must participate in the dog’s training and make them familiar with where your dog should go for his pee and poo.

It’s also a good idea to watch your dog for signs that he needs to go outside. If your dog starts to pace or sniff the floor, grab him and quickly bring him outside for his potty.

If you aren’t watching closely, you might have missed the signal but it is at least helpful to be aware of some telling tales such as sniffing the floor or turning in circles. That’s a sure sign that your dog needs potty now!

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The first time you bring your dog outside, it is a good idea to keep him accompany for a while. Wait for him to go potty and praise him for the good behavior. If your dog does not eliminate, you should take him back inside and try again in 15-30 minutes. Supervise him until he is done with his potty.

The idea is to get your dog to associate going to bathroom with the positive experience of being outside in the early stages of puppyhood and not inside the house.

You should lead your dog outside as soon as he eats or drinks or every hour or two. It’s also a good idea to time the trips outside so that your dog’s internal clock can start educating him about how much time is needed outside for potty. That will help him to develop an internal schedule.

Take him outside on a leash when he needs to relieve himself. You can use a harness that attaches to your belt or waist. Your dog can be guided off the leash, and stays there until he has relieved himself.

You will need to stay positive with your dog and giving him plenty of outdoor time. If you develop a consistent regimen, he will learn to hold his urges until he goes outside. If you gradually lengthen the time he visit outside, you can avoid house training problems.

This teaches your dog to develop patience and to realize that he needs to go outside to do his pee and poo. Dogs develop a preference for when they “go”, so let him know when it will happen.

Avoid “free” feeding your dog as it will encourage him to go potty constantly. Put him on a food schedule and place his food or water in a certain place that is easy to clean up and is far from living area.

When your dog eliminates in the right place, praise and reward him immediately. Pat him on the head and tell him “Good Boy!”. Keep in mind that all dogs will need regular dedicated attention in the beginning phases.

Take into account the timing of your rewards as well. Dogs do not have long memory retention period and could not recall what he had done just now. So your timing must be just right to teach him what he is supposed to do, and how he is supposed to be doing it.

Dogs love to please you, so when he is making you proud with his behavior, he will want to continue doing it. Pat him, praise him, and give him the treats.

Accidents are inevitable, even as you make a steady effort to house train your puppy. If you discover a soiled spot, be sure to clean it up thoroughly. Dogs have an acute sense of smell, and may return to the area to eliminate again.

Do not ever apply any physical punishment as this will create fear in him. You need to teach your pup that it is not acceptable to do his potty anywhere he feels is OK. This is a challenge but you will be surprised how quickly he will respond. Consistency is the key.

With patience and consistency you will establish a connection where going outside is the acceptable thing to do. Your dog will look forward to reinforcing his positive behavior as he knows that this will earn him a reward.

Potty training your dog isn’t a difficult task, but you do need to put in the effort to see the results. No matter how late you start potty training your dog, you will need to start so that he won’t foul the sidewalk or soiling everywhere in your home.

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Following the above steps will certainly put your dog on the right path. However, if you are making mistakes along the way, don’t worry. It’s all part of the process. By correcting these behaviors when they occur, you are reinforcing the training process. Simply changing the process around will have a better outcome. Hopefully these tips will help. With the right training you will get a well behaved companion for life!

How To Toilet Train An Adult Dog

If your dog is not completely housetrained yet, do not feel bad, there are still things you can do to prevent your dog from using the bathroom all over the house. Read on to learn how to toilet train your adult dog right from this post!

How To Toilet Train An Adult Dog

Just because your dog is getting older doesn’t mean he has to be completely trustworthy (just because he is becoming more mature). A dog who is getting older aren’t as energetic as he is at a younger age, so he can end up having the same type of accidents that he was making as a younger dog.

You should put your dog in a safe place if you are gone. For example, keep your pooch in a bedroom (place a potty pad in the designated spot) where he won’t be able to have accidents if you were gone for a long time. If you want your dog to use the bathroom, then just restrict his access to just the bathroom. This will keep him from having any accidents.

As a result, your dog doesn’t have to struggle with trying to find a place to use the bathroom, and you don’t have to spend time cleaning the mess he would cause if he were to do his potty in an inappropriate place.

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Put a puppy pad in a spot that is the same as where he has an accident before or as soon as it happens. You want to show him the pad and let him go to the pad. When he uses the pad, praise and reward him.

When you see him showing signs of potty needs such as whining, sniffing around or begin to circle on the spot, place the pad in the designated potty spot again and instruct him to go there to relieve himself. Do this until your dog understands the system. House breaking success is reached when he goes to the pad on his own.

Another approach is to place newspaper on the spot wherever there is an accident. Your dog will eventually go to that spot to relieve himself as his urine scent will bring him back to the spot.

When house breaking an older dog, you can move the newspaper to wherever you want him to go. As he starts to understand the game, you can move the newspaper toward the door and eventually outside for his potty.

You should also start with choosing the right spot in your yard for establishing the routine. Backyard is likely to be the favorite place for your dog and he will soon learn that potty time is also the time to get out of the house and go for a walk in the yard. It also give him the clues that he can’t mess in the house overnight.

Also take your dog outside to the potty spot on a regular schedule each day. Keep the potty experience positive and reward your dog for going to the right spot. Don’t be stingy with your praise and rewards!

The other thing you’ll need to do is deciding the command – “get busy”, “go poop” or “do your business” for going potty. This needs to be done in consistent. Your dog will eventually learn the command and respond to it. You’ll need to use it with the same frequency as all other words. That way, your dog will learn to associate it with his potty action.

Give your dog plenty of attention and play. He will probably wish to visit the toilet again soon. When he does, reward him with plenty of praise and play. If you have to leave him outside the whole day, keep him occupied with a hard rubber toy to keep him occupied.

Using a crate is another great way to house break your adult dog. Since most dogs are den animals, they want a space of their own. A crate serves this perfectly. This is a place where they can hide when they are scared, hungry or tired.

Your dog will not want to mess with his den. The crate should be just big enough for him to stand up and turn around. Any larger will be too overwhelming because he can do his “business” on one corner of the crate. Your dog will learn to hold his bladder once he is crate trained. . Keep the crate clean and make sure it has toys and bedding and you are well on your way to a house trained dog.

While age can sometimes be a factor in housetraining, it doesn’t mean you can’t help your aging adult dog gets through the house training. All dogs are different, and if you try the above methods, you can make sure your dog doesn’t fall through the cracks.

One crucial step is not to punish your dog when he goes wrong, and reward him when he goes right. This is what makes the most difference in how fast he learns.

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So do not let your dog’s age deters you from conducting the training. He can be housetrained successfully if you make some effort!

Toilet training an adult dog is not without challenges but if you use the correct steps, you can greatly improve the success rate. Patience and perseverance are the keys to your success.

How To Toilet Train A Puppy In 7 days

Accidents WILL happen. No matter how diligence you are in toilet training your puppy, there are times when accidents will happen. Young puppies are just not ready to hold their bladder for long until they are 10 to 12 weeks old. They need time to learn how to hold it. Having said that, the following tips on how to toilet train a puppy in 7 days will help you to minimize the likelihood of inappropriate potty. (Of course, after he is potty trained).

How To Toilet Train A Puppy In 7 days

If you have other pets in your home, you may want to keep them separate until your puppy is completely potty trained. As a matter of fact, a better way to go about housebreaking your puppy is to keep your other pets away for the first few days so that he had his own space and you can focus all your attention on him.

Potty training your puppy is basically an important task and you want to get it right so that you and your puppy can both live together for many years to come. First of all, when you bring your puppy home, you need to immediately begin teaching him the correct place to go potty. This is where the housebreaking part comes in.

You want to train him to go potty in the same place each time. concentrate on that one spot, and not keep changing around. If you want your puppy to go to “that” one spot for his potty, you should make sure that it is a place that is easy to clean.

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Make sure you take your puppy out every 2 hours for the first few days. After that, consider increasing the time to maybe 3 hours and determine if he is ready for longer periods. Some dogs, especially young puppies have problem waiting that long as they had not fully developed their bladders.

It is critical that you are vigilant about the behavior of your puppy in the first 2 days during the potty training. If you see him getting ready to go, take him outside for his potty.

When your dog has an accident, just say “No”. Don’t punish him for an accident Punishment will only confuse him, and make him unsure of what is expected from him. Simply keep a closer eye on him and take him outside for a quick relieve.

If you scold or punish him for soiling in the house, you’re sending mixed signals to him. He will associate your scolding with him going potty, which is why he may relieve himself in the wrong place at other times.

Key point to remember when potty training your puppy is to look for the “tell-tale” signs that he is sending out to you. As you “see” these tell-tale signs, you’ll want to bring your dog out immediately. This will show your dog where is the potty spot that he should do his business.

When your puppy has relieved himself outside, be sure to praise and reward him for a job well done. The happiness that your dog has when he relieves himself makes it far easier for you to train him to go to the right spot for potty in the coming days. Positive reinforcement goes a long way, and stress on your dog is always a barrier to learning.

Rewards (which can be anything that your puppy finds enjoyable – treats, toys or even praise) are wonderful to a young puppy and is also a good way to reinforce good behavior.

If you cannot be around all day to monitor your dog’s behavior, then consider crate training. This type of training is based on the fact that your puppy won’t want to relieve himself in the area that he sleeps in and therefore he will hold it until you take him out. He will also not want to go to the toilet mixed with his own feces, so he will hold it as long as possible.

The process of potty training is complete when your puppy is used to go to the same spot to eliminate. With this experience, your puppy has learned his own “potty place”. Make sure you always use command words such as “go potty” so that he will begin to associate this word with a particular action.

Give your puppy plenty of exercise. If you take him out for a walk at least twice a day, he will get the idea that he must go to the toilet outside.

Learn the training process and take action. You should interact with your puppy constantly during the process. This involves talking to him, praising him and giving him a treat. Every time he goes potty in the right spot, you should reward him instantly. At first, just give him verbal praise and a treat. Then you can start adding the clicker.

You will want to teach him some words (commands) to associate with doing a certain act such as “go potty”. Just like the use of a clicker in the basic training, you can add words to the basic training to reinforce the behavior you want him to learn. When he does what he’s told to, then he gets a treat. This is how the training gets reinforced.

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This is the “key” on how to toilet train your puppy. In a short time, you will be an expert and know the signs when your puppy needs to go and where he should be going for his potty.

Most dogs naturally want to please their owner, and with a bit of effort you can train your puppy to use the toilet the right way!

How To Potty Train A Puppy Without A Crate

It’s great to have a new member in your home. What’s come next is the training. Certainly, potty train your puppy will be your prime priority task. And if you are against the idea of using crate for your potty training, read on as I have some great ideas for YOU!

How To Potty Train A Puppy Without A Crate

Puppies have very small bladders, so they may need to go potty frequently. They may not be able to “hold” longer than adult dog. So make sure you watch him like a “hawk”.

Most puppies will probably need to go out within 15 minutes after eating or drinking, immediately upon waking up in the morning as well as following a nap. And if he is under 3 months old, every 2-4 hours. If your puppy is an older ones, then you may reduce the frequency.

Your puppy will not let you know, so you have to be observant. In other words, watch out for behaviors that may indicate he needs to go for his potty. You should take him outside in these situations to make sure that he does not use the bathroom in the house.

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Common behaviors exhibit from your puppy that he needs to go for potty include:

  • Your puppy is sniffing the floor, circling and moving around.
  • Your puppy is making lots of whining or barking.
  • Your puppy is pacing and seems to be looking for a place (of course, for his potty)
  • You see poop or urine on the floor (that might be too late…)
  • Your dog seems to be acting like he hasn’t had a bath in a long time.

A good idea is to take your puppy outside to his potty spot when he wakes up, about an hour after eating or drinking, and after playing or training, especially if he is alone. He will get used to going potty outside. Be kind and firm when you take your puppy out, and praise and reward him when he goes to the right spot.

Also, say a potty command, such as “go potty” so that he can associate his act of going potty with getting that praise and treat.

If you do catch your puppy going potty in the house, clap your hands or make a sharp “Ah-ah-aaah” sound, then take him outside. Praise him if he goes potty outside. He will know that when he goes potty in the right place, he gets praise and gets a treat. The praise and treat should be enough to reward him.

And if you take him to the same potty spot every time and reward him for going, he won’t want to go potty anywhere else except this designated spot. Keeping him on the same potty schedule is also critical. It won’t take long for him to realize that when he goes potty outside, he will get praise and a treat.

If you can get your puppy on a schedule where he eats and drinks at specific times, then you won’t have to take him out that frequent. That way, he will know when to go potty. By taking him out at the same time every day, he will learn what to expect.

When your puppy messes up, don’t ever be too harsh on him. He will not understand what he had done wrong. He would not be able to recall that he had “wet” himself, so he probably won’t understand what you are angry about. And, you certainly don’t want to scold and punish him for something he can’t help. Find out what he did wrong, fix it and move on. It won’t help his behavior to dwell on the past.

You should use treat as a reinforcement for helping your puppy to learn that he should relieve himself in the proper area. Be careful that you don’t treat the entire house as a potty area. If you do, you will confuse your puppy, resulting in future problems with potty issues.

When potty training your puppy, it is important to keep a keen eye on him to learn the signs that he needs to go potty. If he sniffs around in a certain area for a while, go and get him. This is one of the signal that he is giving to you – “Take me out for potty!”.

If you catch him in the act of going potty where he’s not supposed to, in a stern voice, say “No” then pick him up and bring him outside. When you pick him up, make sure you tie him to the leash so that you have more control over him. When he finishes going potty, make sure you praise him, and give him a treat.

If you prefer indoor potty training for your puppy, look for a small area, perhaps a tiled area, or you can set aside an area in the kitchen because this is often a favorite spot for dogs to relieve themselves and you can readily use this spot each time. A puppy’s potty area should not be foul-smelling. Knowing this is a good way to avoid accidents.

Of course, there are bound to be accidents, so don’t freak out. Just clean up, earn your puppy’s confidence and trust. Most of all, have lots of fun and play with him.

Using a collar and leash to chain or tie your puppy when you are not right beside him can have a negative impact on his potty training. He will associate his leash with discomfort.

When you are unable to watch your puppy, place him in his designated potty area and place an opacity covering (like paper or puppy training pad). If your puppy begins to potty in his designated area, give him the praise and treat. The more often he uses his designated potty area, the quicker and easier it will be for him to learn.

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Puppies learn better when you are positive and gentle, patient and loving, rather than when you are strict and mean. Your puppy will learn better and love you more. This helps the bond between you and him.

Remember, dogs love to please their owners. The better they are trained, the sooner they will be know how to please you.