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    Toilet Training A Puppy

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    It is likely that the only time that we shout at our puppy, is when he uses the guest room carpet as a toilet. Well, less shouting and more puppy training proves to be more effective.

    Puppies are like babies, they do not know where to go to the toilet unless they are taugt. If you keep some of the most useful educational advice, the puppy training will eventually work and the puppy and will be housebroken. However, it is possible that this process will not work from one week to another, and it may take up to 1 to 2 months, until he gets used to it. The problem is that most of the time the master does not like to punish his puppy and often becomes more lenient to him, you must do so correctly however when training a puppy.

    Toilet training is one of the most difficult tasks for a few months old puppy. Six months old puppies or even younger ones are unable to regulate their bladder activity for more than a couple of hours. Therefore, if we are away from home 4 to 5 hours a day, it is clearly not the right time to buy a young dog. If, however, there is nothing to prevent the admission of a new comer, you should continuously keep an eye on him and prevent him of using the room as a toilet. Puppies need to be walked every 2 hours, especially if they ate and played as well.

    Some Things You Can Do When Training a Puppy

    Pay attention to the telltale signs, such as sniffing out the “spot” or tramping around. In this case, immediately grab the leash and take him out to his favorite place of ease. If he relieves himself, praise and reward him with some treats to let him know the puppy training is going well.

    Each time he goes outside to relieve himself, praise him immediately after emptying. Do not wait to get home, because that’s the only way for him to learn what is expected from him. Praise him somewhat excessively, because the dog does not understand our language, but he can distinguish between good and bad deeds from the tone of our voice.

    If you have already found a place where the puppy likes to act, if the need comes, you should always take him back to the same place. Take him for longer walks and play with him, but only after he goes to the toilet. The puppy training should eventually start to take effect.

    If your puppy still manages to leave a surprise in the room, after cleaning, take the faeces to the spot that he was supposed to go. The smell recognition helps him identify the spot, and he will remember it more easily and use it in the future. This is one of the keys to train a puppy.

    When the dog is still urinating, we should comment on the great event with phrases like "good boy” or with similar encouraging expressions, this way after only a few times of using encouraging words, the puppy training will begin to work and he will start to carry out the job just by hearing the words in the chosen and right place.

    The Consistent Owner

    You should feed the puppy at regular intervals, and always with good quality, high nutritional value food, which will also help with the housebreaking. Depending on the age of the puppy he should eat 3 to 4 times a day. When he is fed at the same time, his metabolism becomes predictable, and this makes your task easier. You should not overlook the fact that toilet training needs an increased awareness, a lot of patience and perseverance.

    Never use physical punishment on the puppy if he accidentally peed. He does not understand what is happening and why, so you only make thing worse. Telling him off, however, has beneficial effects, but this measure should really be taken immediately, because in just a few minutes the puppy will forget the deed and he will not know what he did wrong. It is important to always be consistent with the punishment and perform it similarly.
     

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