29.04.2018

Potty training puppies

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It’s an exciting time when you bring your new puppy potty training puppies, but a new pet also comes with challenges. One of the first and biggest challenges that you may face is that of potty training. Some puppies will learn this quickly, while others will struggle with it for a while.

During this training period, always remember to be patient, remain calm, and be consistent. If you stay positive and follow these guidelines, potty training can be a simple process. Introduce your new pup to its new home, family and their role. Just like when you are new to a place or group, your new pet may be bursting with curiosity, excitement, fear or joy.

Now is the best time to lay out the foundation for a good and pleasant relationship with your pet. Understand your puppy’s particular breed behavior and needs. Research your dogs breed traits and special needs or any behavior that you should be aware of and look out for. Keep an eye on your puppy. While potty training, it is ideal to keep your puppy where you can watch it at all times. This will allow you to look for early signs that it needs to go and help to prevent accidents.

Signs when they might go are when they start circling, scratching, and sniffing. If you catch your puppy in the act of urinating or defecating indoors, make a sudden noise such as a clap, and say the word “no. Then, quickly lead the dog outside. You want to startle but not to scare the dog. You may not get the same result if the dog is defecating, because most puppies will not be able to stop this. But, you should still do the same thing as part of the teaching process. Never punish your puppy for accidents.

The dog does not know it is doing anything wrong. Do not force your puppy to smell or keep reminding them of their actions. They will not remember and could possibly become scared of you. When you use punishment to stop them from going indoors it can confuse your dog and even make it worse. Your dog could only understand that you get mad when you see them potty and will hide from you when they need to go, most likely in places that are hard to reach for you. It is best to pick a certain area outside and take your dog there every time it needs to go. You should pick a spot that is not visited by other dogs and is easy to clean up.