Potty Training For Puppy Dogs Is Not As Tough As You Think These Fifteen Tips Can Be A Life Saver

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Potty Training For Puppy Dogs Is Not As Tough As You Think These Fifteen Tips Can Be A Life Saver

by Nicholas Stephen

The sooner you start potty training your puppy the better. Potty training is not as difficult as you may think. The key to potty training is to understand your puppy and understand what they need. It is difficult for puppies to fully control themselves until they are about four months old. Accidents will happen but do not let this discourage you from training your puppy. It will ultimately pay dividends after a couple of months.

Potty training your puppy takes dedication and patience. In time you will be successful. The key to quickly potty training your puppy is following specific actions to produce desired results. Once you understand the mechanics of how to train your puppy you must remain patient and dedicated. I can not stress this enough.

Becoming impatient and inconsistence with your training will only prolong the process. You want to end the phase of accidents in the house as soon as possible. The fifteen tips below will only help to speed up the process of potty training.

Here are some tips that will accelerate puppy potty training.

1. Let your puppy sleep in their crate. Puppies hate sleeping in soiled areas. Puppies have much more motivation to control themselves at night if they sleep in their crates.

2. You must only reprimand your puppy for accidents if you catch them in the act. Even after one to two minutes your puppy will not associate disciplined action with their accident.

3. Certain scented pads (puppy diapers) are very helpful during the first two months. The scent of the pads encourages puppies to relieve themselves using the pads. Take the pads off and start moving them closer to the door over the course of a few days. Finally move the pads outside so your puppy will potty outside.

4. Take your puppy outside right after meals, right before bed and when you wake up. It is important to get into a routine so your puppy knows when they will go outside.

5. Monitor water and food intake. Do not leave your dog with water and food when you are gone. This is obviously dependent upon temperature and environment. You do not want your puppy to become dehydrated. Limit water intake a few hours before bed. This will prevent accidents through the night.

6. Spend as much time as you can with your puppy while you are in the house. You want to pick up on their cues of when they need to relieve themselves. You also want to build the relationship with your puppy while potty training. Potty training is not always fun so you need to remain positive with your puppy.

7. Let your puppy off the leash only after they have taken care of all of their business. Once they are off the leash make sure you have some quality play time with your puppy. This will be their reward for relieving themselves in a timely manner outside.

8. Use key phrases such as ?let?s potty? or "potty time". Reward your puppy when they do potty in response to the phrase.

9. Completely clean up all accidents in the house. The faintest leftover smell can trigger your puppy to have an accident in the same spot.

10. If possible set up a doggy door so your puppy can go outside when they want to. If you can not provide a door use a doggy door bell. They will learn to move the bell when they need to go. Once they are trained to ring the bell you will know when they need to go.

11. After physical play in the house you should take them outside to go potty. This should be immediately after play. Waiting only five minutes can be the difference between going outside and an accident.

12. Let your puppy know you are the boss. You are the leader of the pack. Once your dog views you as the leader potty training becomes much easier.

13. When you leave the house set up a confined room with newspaper on the floor. Over time start eliminating the newspaper in the room to only a small section. This section of newspaper will be the spot your puppy will relieve him or herself.

14. Never reprimand your puppy by putting them in the crate. Especially at the beginning you want the crate to be their resting place for sleep. There should be no negative discipline associated with the crate.

15. Focus more on positive reinforcement rather than negative discipline. Reward your puppy for going outside with treats and praise.

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