Incredible and fast tips for potty training your puppy
When training your puppy how to potty fast, you are not only interested in proper teaching. You are also interested in the amount of time and stress it will take you to perform this task. Albeit you will walk your dog any way you look at. But if you can choose, it is much better if the dog understands your commands.
Have in mind that the training is performed at a very young age. As such, it will have a strong impact on your future relationship. Based on how you approach the situation, it can bring you closer or split you apart.
Anyway, always start from the fact that you are an adult and you are fully responsible for this small being. No matter what happens, it is your fault. Only by having such mindset you can have the needed results.
Things to know
As mentioned, you are the responsible adult here and all the responsibility falls on your shoulders. You need to make decisions for the puppy and not the other way around. That being said, it is necessary for your pet to understand that you are in charge and everything you say goes.
Sometimes, the problem occurs if there are too many people in the house and dog, overwhelmed with attention and not knowing who to listen, doesn’t focus on anyone in particular.
Next, you need to be consistent. Potty training is nothing more than a dog developing habits. If this habit is erratic (in other words if you’re inconsistent in your demands) dog cannot understand what you wish from it.
Make sure to praise the dog whenever you can. But at the same time, do not give it treats! This can create a bad habit for a dog where it expects a yummy treat after each walk. Instead, make sure to pet it and encourage it verbally.
You will also require a command. For example “go pee”. With this, it will be easier for a dog to understand what you’re asking for it.
Lastly, never punish your dog no matter what happens. This can cause trauma and distance yourself from a dog creating resentment. Trust me, dogs remember everything and you would like to have a dog that doesn’t like you or respect you.
Now that I’ve mentioned the basics, let’s check all the tips that will hasten the process and help you teach your dog how to potty as soon as possible.
- Dog always needs to potty in the morning, before sleeping and after lunch
- Smaller breeds need to potty more often
- Some breeds need to go out up to 6 or 7 times a day
- Never pet or excite your dog when it has a full bladder. This stimulates urination
- Dogs need to potty 5 to 30 minutes after a meal. Dogs with slower metabolism may require up to 60 min for this action
- Take your dog to potty in the same area
- Make sure that dog can always potty on the same surface
- If you’re going out just so that the dog can relieve itself, do not allow it to stay longer to play (it will always try to do so)
There will be a lot of mistakes and accidents during this time. Your dog will urinate all over the place before it understands the concept. But, by following these tips, you can quicken it and make sure that the transition happens more quickly.
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Today’s author: Nik Stoyanov.