House training your puppy should start as soon as you bring him home as his brain starts to grasp things at a young age. The longer you wait, the more problem you are going to have in regards to your dog training in the long run.
Proper supervision and correction of behaviors is essential when house training your dog. If you approve his actions, remember to praise and reward him. If you don’t like his actions, you have to correct him immediately.
If you are not consistent with your corrections, your puppy will be confused and unsure what you want him to do. If you catch him in the act, make your correction immediately, and then help him to carry out the “right” action. If you wait or delay the correction action, he will believe what he had done is correct and this will inadvertently reinforce that “incorrect” behavior.
A clicker might be useful when house training your puppy because he can perform the correct behavior for a treat. As you progressively trained your dog, you can control his behaviors, without a clicker, by just adding words to a verbal cue. So say “out” instead of “go pee” when you want your pet to go outside.
Commands are often useful when it comes to potty training a dog. You will need to be consistent to teach the dog what each command means.
Don’t ever punish your dog for potty accidents, as he will not understand why you are upset with him. This typically leads to problems that are bigger than expected. Puppies need to relieve themselves many times during the day, and you can help your dog find the best potty spots to suit his needs.
The use of a crate can be a great asset when you are potty training your puppy. Dogs don’t like to eliminate where they sleep. As a rule, your puppy will be able to hold his bladder for up to four hours. You need to keep him in the crate for up to four hours. You shouldn’t feel that by keeping your dog in a crate, you are punishing him for something bad that happened in the past.
Before you bring your puppy outside, you need to practice giving him his potty command. Gently but firmly pick him up and place him in the potty area. You may need someone to help you during the first couple of months.
It is crucial that you spend time with your puppy because he needs to get used to going to potty outside. It will take time and patience. If your dog is able to listen and obey your command when you tell him to go potty, reward his good behavior. If not, you will need to spend more time with him to create positive associations on potty training.
When your dog sees how happy you are when he goes potty in the right place, he will want to continue this behavior. Remember that you are trying to train him to do something that is natural.
Puppies need a lot of help developing positive behaviors, and this can be done through play. You will play with your dog and help him form positive associations about potty training.
While he is a puppy, you will need to teach him what behavior is expected. You will need to show him what to do, and help him remember what he did so that it will make sense when he is all grown up. Nothing is more frustrating than spending time with a poorly behaved dog.
The key to house training your puppy is constant observation. Keep your eyes open for the signs that he needs to eliminate, and the minute it happens, take him outside for potty, and reward him for his good behavior. He will soon pick up the idea that as soon as he does the potty outside, he will be rewarded with love and tasty treats.
While your puppy is young, you should expect accidents to happen. Do not connect the fact the your puppy had an accident with not being potty trained. Separation anxiety is a typical cause of puppy accidents, as he tends to look upon you as being his pack leader, and when you leave, he suspects that you are abandoning him.
Housebreaking your puppy is not a quickly accomplish task. It takes some time, but you will see progress if you are patient and diligent in your dog training. It is a lot of fun to play and raise a puppy, but it can also be a lot of work.
If you find that you do not have the time to house train your pup or that you are not patient enough, you might want to consider having a professional trainer watch over your puppy for a period of time.
Different trainers have different qualities. Before you choose one for your puppy, you should research several of them. You can also ask your veterinarian for advise. Once you had choose a trainer, you will want to see how your pup responds to the trainer. Although your puppy may seem to be interested in the trainer, you should be the best person to do the training.