Puppy Potty Training

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Puppy Potty Training

By: Jolanda Leuschner

Puppy Potty TrainingIs puppy potty training a daunting task? Well rest assure many people feel this way, but it is not all that hard. Puppy potty training can be done in a pleasant way and rewarding to both you and your four legged friend. Here are a few ways to handle your puppy potty training.

When your puppy just ate he, or she, will soon have the urge of needing to “use the bathroom”. This is the best time to go for a walk around the block. When your puppy uses the bathroom praise him or her very highly. This can be done simply by using a gentle tone in your voice.

Another way to praise your puppy for becoming potty trained is to take a few small treats in your pocket and give them after your puppy did what he or she was suppose to do. Soon your puppy will be fully understanding that if he or she goes outside to do their business a reward will be given.

Be consistent with puppy potty training your puppy. This will make a huge difference in the future potty habits. Puppy potty training when done in a relaxed way will feel great to your puppy, but is also rewarding towards you as the owner.

Of course if your puppy made a mistake and used your Persian rug instead of going outside he or she will not be rewarded. In this case you would use a firm voice with words. Do make sure to walk him or her even after the mistake was made explaining that this is where you need for him or her to go the next time.Puppy Potty Training

Puppies are very good to be potty trained and if you pay close attention you will notice when your puppy becomes more aware of his or her own bladder habits they will warn you. In general they can hold their needs up for a long time but are just like humans when they got to go, they got to go.

Good luck with puppy potty training your puppy and stay consistent.

Jolanda Leuschner is a proud mother of 3 lovely sons and is the owner and founder of Best Daily Articles She invites writers, webmasters, readers and publishers to come and visit her site any time.

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2 thoughts on “Puppy Potty Training

  1. Ami Moore

    QUICK AND EASY PUPPY POTTY TRAINING
    The quick and easy puppy potty training system created by Ami Moore of Doggie Do Right 911, has three concepts that will limit poor choices by you and your puppy. The goal of our dog training program is to help make the right potty choice easy and the wrong potty choice hard for your puppy. The three key elements to humane, gentle and dog friendly potty training are Schedule, Supervise and Confinement. These are concepts that we share with our Chicago potty training clients.
    Scheduling is the hardest concept for the first time puppy owner to comprehend and implement properly. A proper schedule helps you and your puppy plan your day. The best schedule has planned times for food, for potty time, for playtime and for naptime. Scheduling the day for your puppy revolves around his ability to hold in urine. The Doggie Do Right, rule of thumb is your puppy can hold it for one hour for each month of age. For instance, a three-month-old puppy should be able to stay clean and dry for three hours, a four-month-old puppy should be able to stay dry for four hours. But, there is one important exception to this rule.
    Many of our clients in the city of Chicago choose the smallest of toy breeds as their pets.The size of your puppy is the really the controlling issue in creating a potty schedule. The smaller your puppy, the more frequently your puppy will have to potty and the usual rule of hour to age ratio is void. Some of the smaller toy breeds like Chihuahuas or Papillions, which are very popular with clients in the Gold Coast of Chicago, may have to urinate as frequently as every fifteen minutes! The simplest schedule for the very young puppy is one-hour nap time and then one hour of potty, play and snacks. As the puppy becomes more mature, the time for potty, play and snacks can increase and the naptime can decrease. Puppies that are three months or older can have activity periods that are two or three hours long.
    Proper supervision of the puppy is another area that can be very challenging for the new puppy owner. Supervision means that the puppy is always within reach of your fingertips and you always have both eyes right on the puppy so that he can’t sneak away to potty in your best boots. This level of supervision is almost impossible for the average pet parent to maintain 24 hours a day. If you are watching your puppy all day long when do you go to the gym, go to work and visit your friends> What do you do when you can’t supervise your puppy? Confinement.
    You can use many methods to confine your puppy. Crates, baby gates and tethers are the most common options. The most common method is crating. A crate is a metal or plastic box that is just like a baby’s crib. Many people feel guilty about using a crate, but feel comfortable placing a baby in a crib or playpen. A crate is a crib for a baby dog. It helps the puppy understand the concept of keeping your house sanitary and free from potty accidents and prevents the puppy from learning bad habits. Another option is to baby gate the puppy into a small room that has a non-porous floor like tile, stone or linoleum.
    Tethering is very effective for older puppies or for pet parents who like to have their dog with them during the day. All you need to tether your dog to you is a thin leash that is about six feet long. Clip one end of the leash to your puppy and the other end is tied to your belt loops. This is a great way to keep your puppy with you, within arms distance and reduce the need for crating.
    The Quick and Easy Puppy Potty Checklist
    • Puppies do not soil the house out of spite or stupidity.
    • Practice Supervise, Schedule and Confinement to give your puppy the best chance for success.
    • Failures in housetraining are human mistakes, not puppy errors.
    • Never punish for mistakes.
    • The spot of the potty mistake should be cleaned up with an enzyme odor eliminator.
    This article was written by Ami Moore, Director of Training for Doggie Do Right 911, Inc. located in Chicago, Illinois. Ami Moore can be contacted through her website http://www.doggiedoright911.com or http://www.amimoore.com.

  2. kathy

    I liked your article about puppy training and have tried most of these things and have not been succesfull in training our 12 week old cairn poodle puppy

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