Potty Training A Puppy
Fri, December 3, 2021

Potty Training A Puppy

Puppies are the sweetest creature that humans can have, but taking care of one is a challenge that not everyone may be ready to face. This is why before you get a puppy for your family, make sure that you are ready and committed / Photo by: Martin Gardeazabal via Shutterstock

 

Having a puppy in the house is one of the nicest things that anyone could ever experience (but adopt, don’t shop!). They are a furry bundle of sunshine that will make you feel like you are the best person in the world as you care for them. Puppies are the sweetest creature that humans can have, but taking care of one is a challenge that not everyone may be ready to face. This is why before you get a puppy for your family, make sure that you are ready and committed. 

Pups can do a lot of damage besides being a loyal and trusted home companion. They could chew on your shoes or break things as they run around inside your house. But the real challenge is teaching them how to eliminate their waste in the proper places to prevent mess and smelly odors overpowering your home. 

Pet owners must, therefore, spend a lot of time and effort to teach their little canine friends how to properly do it. Keep in mind that they are not aware of the right thing to do so that it is your job to show them the proper way. 

 

Use a Potty Pad

Getting a puppy to become used to certain rules inside the house takes a lot of patience and consistency. It is advisable to have a potty training pad when teaching them where to go about with their business. These can help you save time and reduce the number of messes to clean up. Dog pee pads are a great product because these are easier to use and very simple to dispose of. 

According to an article published by Top Dog Tips, a website that provides accurate information on canine-related subjects, teaching a puppy to use a potty pad could take at least three to five days. Aside from using pads, it is also recommended to use crate training if your new pup stays at home alone for a long period. This kind of training can provide peace of mind for pet owners because this ensures that your pup is safe in their crate and they will not be making a mess around the house when you’re not there. 

Using a potty pad as a training tool for your pet requires planning. You should think about the best location before you start the training, and this will allow the dog to get used to the same spot. Once you move the pads, the pup might end up peeing on the floor where the pads used to be located. This is why it is best to put it in a place where you don’t need to move it again.

Using a potty pad as a training tool for your pet requires planning. You should think about the best location before you start the training, and this will allow the dog to get used to the same spot / Photo by: Michael Moloney via Shutterstock

 

Learn the Signals

Similar to humans, puppies will have a hard time hiding the fact that they need to eliminate their waste, if they do think that at all. Little Things, a digital media firm, mentioned in an article that puppies, on the other hand, won’t bother hiding it at all. But, since humans and dogs have different ideas of communication, you should understand your canine friends’ obvious signs.

These signs include pacing, barking, sniffing the floor or his backside. They could also scratch at the door, which signals that they want to go out and finish their business there. Pet owners need to learn how to recognize these signals, and once you notice these, allow your puppy to get outside and do their business right away.

The best thing about a puppy is that these little fellas are trainable and they are easy to be with. Pet owners can choose an area where they want to let their puppy pee and poo properly / Photo by: TCGraphicDesign via Shutterstock

 

Show Them Where and How to Go Out

The best thing about a puppy is that these little fellas are trainable and they are easy to be with. Pet owners can choose an area where they want to let their puppy pee and poo properly. Choose a spot that you can clean easily and one that’s close to your house. 

Once you have picked it out, let your dog know that it is the specific spot where they should do their business. To do that, put them on a leash and walk them outside to the pee/poop spot. Wait for a moment in that spot until they do their business, and if they do, give them a tasty reward. But if they don’t go, walk them back inside and just repeat the process until they finally do their thing. 

Part of teaching puppies to do their business outside is letting them know which door they should use to go out. When you are away, your puppy will know where to go out if they need to eliminate their wastes. But before they learn that, put your pup on a leash to take them out to their pee spot, for a few times and pause for a moment or two right inside the door.

Pet owners must always watch their pups very closely when they are undergoing potty training. Always reward them with treats, toys, or belly rubs if they finish the task properly to encourage them to do it again until it becomes their habit.