If you want to house train your new puppy, your first instinct may be to grab a handful of treats and whip your new puppy into a frenzy. The problem with this, though, is that you are only punishing your puppy for doing something wrong. Instead, let’s look at why you should use positive reinforcement when training your puppy.
The first part of the process of house training a dog (or even a young puppy) to understand the correct time and location to remove, comes from patience and determination. You must decide how hard your puppy wants to do the training.
If your dog often needs to pee every few hours while he’s awake and active, and sometimes has to pee every fifteen minutes during those times, then you’re going to need to take him out every fifteen minutes after he has done it.
You must be consistent with your method when training your new puppy. As long as you can control the behavior, it’s not necessary to punish it. For example, if your puppy has not removed his waste on the second day of training, then you must get him to do so again before the third day. If you catch him in the act of peeing in the wrong spot, then don’t punish him, but just reprimand him for the behavior itself.
You must understand that you will need to provide positive reinforcement for this activity. If he takes his poop outside right away, you must praise him, so that he’ll know that he did the right thing.
When it comes to house training puppies, your first instinct is not going to get your puppy in trouble and scold him for his bad behavior. That will not teach your puppy anything about the correct way to behave.
In fact, it’s much harder for you to successfully teach him this, because he will always be able to sneak into the room in order to relieve himself. So, instead of scolding your puppy, start by training him to understand that if he goes outside after you are gone, he’ll be rewarded with treats.
This works best if you treat him once he has entered the room. After he has relieved himself in the correct area, give him a treat. If he follows your command and goes to the correct spot, then give him another treat.
Puppy treats are easy to make, and they also help reinforce good behavior, because they are easy to give. To be sure that you have the right puppy treats, check out some pet supply stores, and find some that are specifically made for training puppies. Once you have one or two, just buy a handful of them and use them as rewards.
These treats are not only easy to come by, but the ones that you buy from the store are filled with love. They usually come in cute little packets, like jelly beans or chocolate bars. When the puppy receives treats, he will understand that they are not necessarily small treats, but he loves them and treats them.
This way, your puppy doesn’t realize that he has been naughty when he goes outside and relieves himself in the wrong place, only to be disappointed when he can’t get another treat when he calls for another one.
You should purchase several packages of puppy training supplies. The first package is the one that contain the treats and another that contains toys and bedding material. Make sure that you include the treats and toys in your crate, too, so that your puppy can learn to relieve himself where he should.
One last thing to remember in house train puppy is to make sure that you have a designated area where you can walk your puppy every time you leave the room.
If you have an outside play pen, then you need to make sure that your puppy can easily go there without having to be walked by you. This way, he won’t feel like he is being punished or pressured into doing something that he doesn’t want to do.
You can also use these techniques when you’re away at work and need to leave your puppy alone, too. Just remember to always take the time to house train your puppy in the right way, and he will learn faster, so that you’ll have much less trouble with your puppy and his poop in the future.