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Potty Training Your New Dog

Jun 27, 2008
It's a joy to have a puppy around. A puppy is cute, furry and squiggly all at the same time. However, taking in a new puppy would mean more responsibility for you as its care taker. That alright anyway a lot of people say that potty training a pet is easiest when they are young. Unlike if you are training an adult, there are some behaviors that need to be unlearned. So how exactly do you train your puppy? First, timing and routine are important. You need to setup a regular schedule for your little dog. How do you do that? Read more for you to know how to potty train your puppy.

I shall start by explaining the basics to you. You should first consider the age of your puppy. A puupy which is at least three months old is ready for potty training and learn about cleanup.

First rule: Regular meals. Why? By having regular meals, you can take your pet out after he/ she has finished eating the meals. By having these specific times, you can make you dog more disciplined. Say no to irregular meals and late night whimpers!

Second Rule: Do not overfeed your pet while taking him for a walk. Only feed and give your puppy a little water. As much as possible, do not give water to your puppy two hours before sleeping. Trust me, it will save you the trouble of having to wake up in the middle of the night to clean up unnecessary mess.

Third Rule: You should bring your puppy out on a leash after playing with him. This would give your puppy a hint that it's time to relieve himself.

Fourth Rule: You should try to bring your puppy to the same spot to relieve itself. This way your puppy can recognoze the area and will try its best to relieve itself at the same spot.

Fifth Rule: Try using specific words to command your puppy. Soon enough they will recognize that specific word as a command.

Last: I am sure you like rewards. Well, same goes for you puppy too. You should reward or praise your puppy if he relieves himself outside or followed your instructions on potty training.

Accidents are bound to happen. Therefore these are the best suggestions I can offer you.

If you caught your pet in middle of relieving himself, don't scream or yell. Gently nudge your pet to go outside and after this continue the reward thing by praising your puppy.

However, don't worry. The mess won't be around all the time. All you need to do when you pet does this is to just keep your cool and then you should just continue with the potty training. One thing to remember when you clean your pet's waste; make sure to clean it thoroughly so that it won't leave any smell that may induce your puppy to relieve on that same spot again. After doing this, you should put the cleaning materials outdoors. Your puppy should be able to take the hint that it should relieve itself outdoors.

So, there you have it. All you need to do now is to stick to the routine that you have drawn out for your puppy. Trust me, with some patience you puppy will be very well discipline. Good luck!
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