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Are you at a loss on where to start when potty training a dog?

Aug 28, 2008
Potty training a dog is one of the main obligations of every dog owner. Every house should be kept clean and hygienic at all times and this can't be achieved if there are feces and urine of dogs in any area of the house.

There are some effective steps when potty training a dog; following these steps will free you from the hassle and annoyance of cleaning up your pet's urine and feces every now and then. This works especially with puppies that urinates and defecates several times especially after every feeding. Think of the burden that you will face when you don't train them properly. You will probably be cleaning their mess all day long!

Make it a point to start potty training a dog when it is still young. Make it a habit to take him to a specific corner every time he needs to urinate or defecate. You should to do this to make him be accustomed where he needs to do his voiding every time he needs to.

Be watchful of your dog's action usually after eating. Constantly smelling the floor may suggest that the dog needs to poop or pee. Once you saw your dog act like these; take him along to that specific spot where he should void. This is another tip when potty training a dog, which can be very helpful in familiarizing the dog on where to go and what to do when he feels the need to void.

If you have achieved the first two steps, it is now time to instruct the dog with the proper command when he needs to void. Once you have established and identified the indicative sign for voiding that your dog exhibits often; try to be consistent on the command phrase that you will instruct him with upon observing the indicative signs for voiding. If you have decided to use the command phrase, "Go out and poop/pee" you have to use this over and over again, Inconsistency will be confusing to the dog and may lead to failure in proper potty training.

When potty training your dog, you as the dog owner or trainer should be patient enough until you achieve the results you wanted to see. Never shout or show any signs that you are frustrated with the dog whenever he fails to comply with your instructions. At times when he poops or pees inside the house keep your temper and just clean the mess and keep on with the task of potty training your dog. The dog will eventually learn later on.

Dogs like humans also have feelings. They also love to hear praises for a job well done. Remember to commend your dog whenever he poops or pees in the proper spot. This is another essential tip when potty training a dog.

Following these sensible tips and guidelines you will soon find out that potty training a dog can be fun and easy too. Discover more ways in raising a well-behaved dog by reading my blog.
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