How To Potty Train a Puppy – How to House Train Your Dog
Potty Train a Puppy. Hi I’m Kathy Santo Today we’re going to talk about how to house train your puppy. A trusting and consistent relationship is fundamental to successful house training. The more consistent you are the faster your puppy will learn. House training a puppy can take several weeks and sometimes longer with smaller breeds.
STEPS FOR HOUSE-TRAINING YOUR PUPPY:-
The first step to house training your puppy is to establish a routine. Puppies do best on a regular schedule because it teaches them that there are times to eat times to play and times to potty. As a general rule a puppy can control his bladder about an hour for every month of age. So if your puppy is only 3 months old he can probably only hold it for about 3 hours if not less. Make sure to take him right out after he wakes up during and after playtime and after eating or drinking because these are times you most likely to have to go. If you work and aren’t able to take your puppy outside as often as needed you could hire a dog walker to give your puppy as necessary breaks.
I recommend picking a specific bathroom spot outside and always taking him there first when he’s on a leash. While your puppy is going say something like go potty so that you can eventually use that phrase to remind him what to do you should take him out for a walk or playtime after he’s gone potty or he might just learn to hold it to keep you outside. Reward your puppy every time he goes potty outdoors with praise or treat but make sure to do so immediately before he goes back into the house. Reward and correct behavior is the best way to teach your puppy.
Be careful not to reward your puppy until he’s completely finished or he may forget to finish up outside and then have an accident inside and remember what goes into a puppy on a schedule comes out of a puppy on a schedule so always take your puppy out after feeding try picking up your puppy’s water dish about two and a half hours before bedtime so we won’t have as much water to try and hold overnight. If you keep a consistent schedule your puppy could be house-trained by the time he’s 5 to 6 months old but don’t be discouraged if it takes your puppy longer or has an occasional accident.
Many factors including breed of dog:-
consistency and temperament can contribute to a longer training period. If you feel that there’s little to no progress consult with your veterinarian to be sure that a medical issue such as a bladder infection isn’t the culprit supervision in the beginning is critical. Exercise pads are extremely helpful while house training. keeping your puppy in a small space with an eye sight will allow you to notice and react when they start showing the signs of needing to eliminate. Those signs can be barking scratching at the door, squatting, sniffing or circling. If you’re unable to monitor your puppy you can confine them to an area small enough so that you won’t want to eliminate there a space just large enough for him to lay down with a couple extra inches is just fine.
Many people choose to combine with a crate which can be very helpful for house training your young dog.