Professionals Toilet Training Puppies
Professionals Toilet Training Puppies – Toilet training puppies is absolutely important if your pets stay indoors. You may not be able to train your puppy to flush the toilet much less use the bowl when he needs to go, you should be able to train him to use a designated potty spot.
In choosing a potty spot when you are toilet training puppies, be sure that the area is clean before and after your puppy goes. Dirty areas are breeding ground for germs and bacteria and can be a source of worms. You don’t want your pet to get sick do you?
To be able to succeed in toilet training puppies, you must take into heart the following secrets that professional trainers, breeders, and vets suggest:
1. Scolding and punishing.
Never ever do the following when you do potty training: hurt your puppy by slapping him, throwing anything at him, shoving him, shouting at him, and rubbing his nose on his pee or poop.
Scolding and punishing will do you and your puppy no good as they have limited reasoning skills, they can’t determine ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in the way humans perceive it. Another reason is that doing so would either result to an aggressive dog or a dog that is afraid of you.
2. Schedule feeding time.
Dogs and puppies love rules and schedules, this is in fact ingrained in their DNA because this is what happens in a pack. Schedule his meals and you will be able to predict when he goes.
Not only should you feed him at the same time everyday, you should also feed him with the same type of food. Changing meals often will give your puppy digestive problems.
3. Consistency does it.
After feeding, take him immediately to his potty spot on a leash. Allow his digestive system to do its work so no playing or cuddling whatsoever.
When you take him to his potty spot always use the same door. This establishes a pattern that he will follow.
There should only be one potty spot with which he can do his business, avoid going to his potty spot today then your bathroom tomorrow. Doing this will confuses and will the training difficult.
4. Using scents.
Many professionals recommend the use of scents in toilet training puppies. Puppies will always go back to where the odor of their urine is, this is what they do in scent marking.
You can use this when you toilet train your pup by using a cloth that smells of his urine. Put the cloth on his potty spot before you take him there.
5. Clean accidents thoroughly and immediately.
Often a pup will reach a point where he will find potty places for himself and they are usually places you don’t want him to urinate. Even during the process of potty training, he will have accidents. You should clean ‘accident areas’ thoroughly, don’t wait for the urine to dry because again when he smells them he goes back to any of those areas and conducts his business there.
6. Use stacks of newspapers if you are trying to potty train indoors.
Choose a spot in your house away from lots of traffic and noise. When you notice that he begins to squat and is nervously pawing on the floor immediately pick him up and place him on the stack of newspapers.
Don’t leave him alone to do his business, supervision is a must. After he does his business, keep a single newspaper and use it again the next time he feels like going.
7. Use a crate.
This method counts upon a puppies denning instincts, his den is his home and so he will not mess up this place. Now you should not leave him in the crate for a long time when he could no longer hold his bladder or you will have thrown your efforts away.
8. Be patient and give your puppy rewards.
Experts say toilet training puppies can take weeks. So you have to be patient and kind to your pet and when he does good reward him with his favorite treat.