How to Potty Train Dogs 5 Helpful Tips

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How to Potty Train Dogs 5 Helpful Tips

by Derek Blandford

Learning how to potty train dogs can be one of the most frustrating parts of being a new pet owner.

Picture this. You just got a brand new puppy. In fact, you?d consider it the cutest puppy in the entire world. You?re thrilled, excited, and can?t wait to spend day after day playing with your new puppy, laughing at all its funny antics. It?s kind of clumsy, but that just makes you love it even more.

You take a break from playing to go and grab something from the kitchen. You?re gone for just a split second. You come back and that?s when you see it. It?s sitting there right in front of you on the brand new carpet. It?s horrific. It?s gross. It?s puppy poo!

Now you?re angry. Your blood starts to boil. You?re ready to yell at your new puppy, rub its nose in the mess, and toss it outside. You?re about to give it the spanking of its life. But wait! Before you do that, keep reading to learn 5 helpful tips on how to potty train dogs.

First, get your new puppy accustomed to going potty in the same spot every time and be sure to associate a word with the deed at hand. It can be any word, but asking the dog if it needs to ?go potty? or ?go poop? will help it learn the appropriate time and place to do so. In fact, after a few short times, you will probably notice your dog?s ears perking up when it hears those words, which is its way of telling you, ?You bet I need to!?

Secondly, when at all possible, try and take your dog outside to go potty at the same times each day until it understands what it is supposed to be doing. This will help the dog learn when to go and when not to go.

Thirdly, with new puppies be sure to keep an eye on them at all times. In doing this, you?ll often be able to tell when they are about to have an accident, and you can quickly take them outside. It won?t take them long to ?get it?.

Fourth, when your dog goes potty in the right place, be sure to give it praise. Ultimately all it wants to do is please you and when it knows it has, it will want to do the right thing. Always use positive reinforcement and not negative reinforcement. Never yell at your dog or hit it when it has an accident. If you catch the dog in the act of going on the floor, a firm no is enough punishment. Then, immediately take the dog outside with a paper towel that has some of the mess on it. It will know what it has done wrong.

Lastly, if you have to leave the dog alone for several hours, don?t be afraid to put it in a crate or lock it in a room. Dogs will rarely go potty in the places they consider to be ?home?, so this is a good way to ensure that a new puppy will not leave you a nice present while you are gone.

Learning how to potty train dogs can be frustrating, but by following the tips above, you?ll be well on your way to a ?poop-free? carpet and a long, loving relationship with your new best friend!

Derek Blandford is an animal lover with a strong affection for dogs. If you?re in a hurry and want to learn how to potty train dogs in just 7 days, click here:

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