Establish A Routine

Make a proper timetable for your puppy. Take your puppy outside frequently. Every two hours, immediately after, he wakes up from a nap, after playing and after eating. Praise him every time he eliminates outdoors. You can even give him a treat. This must be done immediately after he's finished eliminating, not after he comes back inside the house. This is important otherwise he will not know why you praised him.

Make sure the spot is not too far away from the door. Always take your puppy, on a leash, directly to the bathroom spot. Take him for a walk or play with him only after he has eliminated. After you clean up an accident in the house, take the soiled rags or paper towels and leave them in the bathroom spot. The smell will help your puppy recognize the area. He will know it as the place he is supposed to eliminate in. While your puppy is eliminating, use a word or phrase, like "go " or "potty" before he eliminates to remind him of what he's supposed to be doing.

Your puppy's regular feeding schedule, three or four times a day will help him stick to a routine as far as eliminating goes. Feeding your puppy at the same times each day will make it more likely that he'll eliminate at consistent times as well. This makes housetraining easier for both of you.

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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