Housebreaking Your Puppy–Safe, Humane Tips for Success
What is the key to house training your puppy? Patience, persistence, gentle firmness. By correctly house training your puppy, you are setting the foundation for strong and loving relationship with your puppy.
I know that when you think about new puppy training and hear the words “housebreaking” and “potty training,” you think endless pooh and mess, but this doesn’t have to be the situation when you understand the basics.
Quick news flash: It may take 2 to 3 weeks to house train your puppy to the point where it performs consistently. However, professional trainers advise that training shouldn’t be considered complete until the puppy has not eliminated in the house for 2 to 3 months.
The real secret to housebreaking puppies is routine. That is, the persistent and consistent application of an established, rote procedure.
Your Essential Steps to Potty Training Puppies:
- Determine a routine and do not depart from it.
- Always take your puppy out to eliminate every 1 to 2 hours.
- Determine a precise feeding schedule, and never alter it.
- Take your puppy outside 10 to 15 minutes after each meal.
- Always praise your puppy when it makes its toilet outside.
- Never scold your puppy when it has an accident inside.
- Always thoroughly clean the spots where the puppy has messed inside.
These steps alone are key to new puppy training. If you adhere to the house training tips set forth above in a firm and loving manner, you will not only successfully potty train your puppy, you will be well on the way to sound relationship with your pet.
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