One of the key to housetraining success is being able to predict when your dog will need to eliminate. Your puppy will most likely need to relieve herself:
• First thing in the morning
• After meals because the expansion of the stomach will exert pressure on the bladder and the colon
• After drinking water
• After waking up from a nap
• During and/or after playing or exercising
• After chewing on her chew toys
• After any excitement (someone knocking at the door, guests arriving for example)
• After a ride in the car (that's why the first thing you must do when you bring your puppy home is to bring her to her Elimination Zone (EZ) or her Toilet Stop (TS) so she can relieve herself)
• During the "active" periods (between six and ten in the morning and five and nine in the evening)
• After smelling another dog's urine or seeing her urinate
• When she leaves her crate
As you can see, your puppy will need to go out quite often . But don't despair, as she grows up she will need to be taken outdoor less often .
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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.