How To Potty Train Puppy - Training Puppies
Potty Training Makes Life Easy - Yours and Theirs!
Do you want to make your life as easy as possible after bringing your new puppy home? Do you want to keep your carpets free from urine and feces stains? Following are some tricks that will help you potty train your puppy quickly, and keep your house clean.
Consistency Is The Key To Quick Potty Training
Not only are accidents in the house not fun to clean up, but they can actually hinder your puppy’s potty training. The more your puppy goes inside to do his or her business, the harder it will be to potty train them to go outside.
The most important thing to remember is to make sure you feed on a consistent schedule. Puppies have very small bladders. Also, food travels through their digestive system quickly. They can only hold their waste for a small amount of time. After you feed your puppy, and they have had a big drink, they should go outside immediately and then again about a half an hour later. This will allow you to catch those moments of urgency before an accident happens inside.
After playtime, they will also need a big drink of water, and you should take them outside shortly after they take this drink. This rule applies to anytime your puppy takes a drink of water.
Also, even if they have gone out after food and water, watch for any signs that they may be thinking about doing their business inside. If you are in question, then take them out. Better safe than sorry.
When your puppy does go potty outside, make sure to congratulate him or her with enthusiastic cheer and belly rubs. The more your puppy associates going outside as a good and rewarding experience, the quicker he or she will become potty trained.
Do not reward your puppy with more food (treats) as this will just throw off your feeding schedule and may cause your puppy to have to eliminate again. Instead, lavish them with love and playtime and they will be just as pleased!
Bedtime Considerations For Potty Training
Removing water about an hour before bed is important to empty out your puppy’s bladder and get them ready for a night of sleep. Take your puppy out one last time before bed, and if your puppy is on a consistent routine of eating and going outside during the day, then they should not have the urge to go during the night.
Using a kennel during the night will also help to remove the urge to go to the bathroom. Dogs don’t like to do their business in an area where they sleep, unless they really have to. But because you are on a good schedule during the day, and your puppy went right before bed time, he or she should not be put in a position of having to go in their kennel.
And the first thing in the morning, before anything else, your puppy should once again go outside. This will get them in the habit of going out first thing in the morning to eliminate urine and solid waste.
When a Puppy Has To Be Left Alone All Day
Most people have to work during the day, but since puppies should be getting fed three times a day, it’s ideal to be able to come home for lunch and feed your puppy and take them out afterwards. If you can’t do that, then do not leave free food for them to eat all day. Free feeding will cause them to have to eliminate waste at all times during the day and it will screw up the schedule that you are trying to build.
Kenneling them during the day, while you are at work, is the best option to keep them safe. It is also the quickest way to potty train them. But you cannot put water in their kennel. They will spill it, drink it, and undo all the work you put into their potty training.
If you can’t be there yourself during the day then it is best to find someone who can come in and feed and water the puppy until they are completely potty trained. A puppy should not go without water for a long period of time.
When it comes to potty training your puppy, the biggest thing to remember is that consistency is the key to success. If you consistently feed and water your puppy at the same times, and consistently take them out to do their business at the same times, then they should fall into a routine that will eliminate accidents from happening in the house.
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