For those of you in the North

Believe it or not, snow can slow down your puppy's housetraining progress. How? If you let your puppy walk in the snow where he just relieved himself, he'll bring snow with urine stuck in his paws back in the house.

If you don't dry your puppy's paws with a towel before putting him back to his crate or domain, the snow will melt in the crate or on the floor. Your puppy will then smell the urine and it may very well trigger his desire to eliminate again. You'll end up with an accident that could have been easily avoided.

Keeping your puppy's hair short and clean is important, in particular during the housetraining process.

How To Housetrain Any Dog

How To Housetrain Any Dog

Fundamentals of Dog and Puppy Training. Although dogs shouldn't be attributed with having human characteristics, they are intelligent enough to be able to understand the concept of, and execute, certain actions that their owners require of them - if these actions are asked in a way that dogs find rewarding.

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