Potty training is one of the hardest training techniques to deal with. However, it’s very important to successfully potty train your dog so that you can take it anywhere you want and be confident that your dog will not ruin any other properties. This posting will share with you what is the best way to potty train a puppy fast.
Potty training a puppy does not have to be a elusive and frustrating activity. The keys to achieving success are to be observant, to have a love for what is healthy for your dog, and to trust yourself. If you trust yourself, you are already ahead of the game. If you observe your new puppy, you will discover his telling signs when he wants to go potty.
The advantages of potty training a puppy are numerous. One of the most important advantages is that you will avoid bad smells on your carpets that your new puppy may leave in your home.
The first process is to designate an area in your home for potty train him. When your puppy is not yet used to his sleeping, eating, or pooping areas, you have to be sure that he has an area in your house that he can do his potty.
The area should not be the same as his sleeping or eating area for obvious reasons. For sleeping area, I would put a sheet over his bed so that he could sleep. The puppy quickly learns that this is a place he needs to sleep and not for poo and pee.
When you are potty training your puppy, you need to be consistent. Start out with a command, such as “go potty.” Reward him with praise and a treat every time he goes potty. You will be surprised at how quickly he will learn to go on command.
There are some more specific commands that should be used while potty training your dog such as “potty time” and “outside now”. These commands are used when your dog should go to the bathroom outdoors instead of indoors.
A puppy will usually go potty right after the following conditions:
- waking up from a nap.
- after eating and drinking
- after a meal
- before bed time
- During or after vigorous play
Control your dog’s food intake. It’s best to feed him twice a day with larger meals in the morning and evening. If your dog is a puppy, you may want him to have his meal two to three hours before bedtime so that he is ready to night sleep. In this way, you can control his potty time.
Providing your puppy with an area to sleep and a bed that he can call his own is important. This gives your puppy a sense of security both at night and while you are gone. This is when you would need to have a crate at home.
Many dogs have a difficult time accepting that they are going to sleep in a crate at night. They often howl and whine and cry when it’s time for their routine to take place.
It’s very important that you select a crate that is comfortable for your pet and have his favorite toys in the crate as well to have it a cozy place for him to sleep on. Once your dog learns that it’s time to sleep and get used to its kennel, it will accept it’s time to go into the crate and sleep.
It’s very important to keep a close eye on your puppy when he is in his crate so you can immediately correct any unwanted behaviors that may develop.
Do not hit your puppy if he poo and pee in your home during the potty training. This is the worse thing that you can do to your puppy. It will not teach him anything. It will only make him fearful of you.
It is best to take your puppy out at the same times every day. This way, he will get used to going to the designated potty area at those times. Make sure to reward your puppy with praise and a treat every time he goes potty correctly.
Potty training doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it can take months of practice for your dog to really learn what he should do. Always keep things as simple as possible and patience is the key to the success for potty training.