I can’t stress the important of potty training your small puppies the moment you have them bring home. You don’t want to let it slip for a few weeks and have your house soiled all over. Read on to uncover some of the best way to train him in a way that’s best for him.
If you are having trouble with potty training your puppy or small dog, then you need to take a serious look at the way you are acting. Is your dog getting the right amount of attention from you? It is important to ensure that he is receiving just the right amount of love and affection from you in order to potty train him properly.
It is very important for you to consider your dog’s breed, how much time he is capable of sitting still and what is your availability. If you are going to leave your small dog or puppy alone for a long period of time, it is important to give him a place of his own where he can relax for awhile. This is a very important factor when it comes to potty training your small dog or puppy.
Thus, one of the first things you should do when you bring your puppy home is to set up his living area in your home. This will be his play area, his bed, and his food and water area. Choose an area that’s easy to clean, because your puppy will certainly have accidents.
If you choose to put papers in his bed, make sure that the papers are made of a material that your puppy can’t shred. I would suggest that you go for pee pads. If you prefer not to use pee pads, then you may wish to consider putting a used blanket or something in his bed.
If you intend to use crate, you’ll want to be sure that it’s not too big. Crates come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are made for more aggressive dog while others are for the milder dog. Some can be sectioned off for small dogs and puppies. You can be sure to find one that suit your puppy.
There should be plenty of space for your puppy to turn around and be able to get in and out of his crate safety. You should also place the crate in an area that is out of the way of any doors. This will make your puppy not feeling isolated when he is crate trained.
In fact, crate training has been proven to help with potty training, destructive behavior, and anxiety. Through crate training, you aren’t trying to make your puppy unhappy but attempting to keep his nuisance behavior under control. Once your puppy understands what he can and cannot do, including potty, you can leave him out of the crate when necessary.
When you take your puppy outside to potty, try to bring him out at the same time each day and go to the same place. This way, your puppy will get used to go to a particular spot on a regular basis. If you take him to the same spot every time, he will just go there naturally for potty, and get used to it even without rewards.
During the crate training period, it is important to go slowly. You should not just leave your puppy in the crate for 2 hours without letting him out for potty. Instead, you should gradually increase the amount of time you leave him in the crate with the door closed. Leave the door of the crate open when your puppy is not in it.
It’s also a good idea to put a toy or two into your puppy’s play area. This will get him excited about his new play area. So be sure that you have some things for your puppy to play with in his crate so that he doesn’t get bored and lose interest.
Initially during the crate training, your puppy will get uncomfortable and she will start whining, barking, or howling. All of these are normal. He knows that he is restricted and wants to go out. The best way to get him to calm down is to ignore him. If you let him out when he is behaving this way, he will think that he can get out of the crate whenever he wants to.
Use treats to reward your puppy for good behavior. He will learn to behave when you do the training. Remember to start crate training young. If you don’t start, your puppy will develop habits that will be very difficult to break later in life.
If you have an adult dog that isn’t fully potty trained and happens to be urinating in the house, or worse, he potties on the carpet, you can crate him when you’re out of home for a couple of hours and when you are back, he will be so much better trained and will be able to hold his bladder much longer.
Puppy potty training takes dedication, patience and a solid schedule. Most important of all, never punish your young dog for eliminating in the wrong area. Instead, clean the area and make sure to reward him with praise or a treat when he goes potty outdoors. Potty training your puppy may be a lot to handle, and a lot of work, but it is all worth your effort in the end.