Teaching your puppy to go outside may seem to be a simple task, but it can actually be one of the most difficult puppy training elements. Why? Because even though you want to hurry up and get started, your mind will not allow it.
Puppy training, especially for the younger ones, is usually a prolonged process. You are trying to teach a puppy hundreds of things at once. There are even things you need to teach him before he goes outside.
It is no fun to “…do your potty in the house,” but it is easy for a puppy to find a nice, neat spot.
TIP #1: Make sure there is nothing harmful the puppy can put in his mouth. Like there anything that they can fit into their mouth. Just like babies, they are teething, and the best thing to do is keep an eye on them until they get over it.
TIP #2: No matter what, never hit a puppy for any reason. It will only make them afraid of you. Puppies are almost smarter than you think.
TIP #3: Puppies can tell when you are upset. Keep calm, and most likely, your puppy will too.
TIP #4: ENJOY! It is a wonderful experience to train your puppy. Puppy training is the best kind of training you can imagine. It will give you many years of happiness. At the same time, it will take a lot of work.
Teaching a puppy can be tough but fun work. It is inevitable that at some point, you are going to run into a problem.
In this case, you can always call up your local veterinarian and see if they can assist you. But in most cases, you probably don’t have to do anything.
Most dogs catch on pretty fast. You have to remember that they are dogs and they are not humans. For some reason, they are drawn to doing things that make you happy. That is what they are.
TIP #5: For all puppies, you need to be consistent. This will only confuse them and keep them from learning what you want.
TIP #6: Provide your puppy with a kennel that is large enough for him to stand, lie down, and turn around in. This way, the puppy is not confined in his space for long periods of time.
TIP #7: Do not leave food out all day. Put it back in the refrigerator an hour before you leave – or your puppy might eat it.
TIP #8: Only leave their water out when you will be gone for a longer period of time. Let them drink a bit at a time, then put it back in.
TIP #9: Only bathe your puppy when it is necessary.
TIP #10: When taking your puppy outside to “do his business,” try to always go to the same spot.
These are only 10 tips. There is more to potty training your puppy. These are the most important steps. If you follow these, you will have a wonderful first year with your puppy and will not have to worry about accidents in the house again.