House Training A Dog
House training a dog can be an important beginning to a great relationship or a frustration
both owner and pet, if it's not done properly. One
must always remember that dogs respond best to
rewards as opposed to punishment, and that a tiny
puppy has a small bladder that may not be able to
adhere to your schedule.
First off you may want to invest in some pee
pads so that you can start training your pet to go in
a certain place. You can place them near the door so
he starts to get the message to head out to the door
when he gets the urge. The pads are specially
formulated to attract him and will contain the liquid
so cleanup is easy.
When house training a puppy,
it is important to remember that he may not be able
to "hold it" for long periods of time.
if you do the training to his schedule as opposed to
yours and if you work for long periods of time it may
be unrealistic to expect him to hold it for 10 hours.
When you can, watch for indications that he is heading
towards the pee pad (or his favorite area to go) and
immediately take him outside. Gradually you will
remove the pee pad althogether once he has enough
control so that there are no accidents.
Rewards are an important piece to the success
of house training a dog. Always reward him when he
alerts you that he has to go and goes where he is
supposed to. Don&'t punish him when he has an
accident, he won't understand what he has done so
it will not help you towards our goal. Positive
reinforcement is best and much more pleasant for both
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