House training a puppy is one of the most difficult things to do, but it can be accomplished with good guidance and lots of patience. You want to have your puppy’s needs in mind as you go about the process.
First of all, don’t think that you are an expert. You may think that you know the best way to handle a dog, but you really don’t. When you are dealing with a new dog, you should always refer to the breed standard of the dog you have, as well as the breed that your puppy will be interacting with.
Things To Consider For House Training a Puppy
The first thing that you need to realize is that there is no way to quickly house train a puppy. If you try to rush through the process, you could cause severe problems, including accidents, aggression, and fear. Give the puppy enough time and space to get used to your home before you start worrying about the puppy going potty outside.
To house train a puppy, you need to have a crate. A small, soft crate that you can use for a few hours is ideal. A crate will give the puppy something to urinate in, something to sleep in, and something to climb into when he or she wants to.
Cages with the holes too big for the dog to fit through aren’t the best option for house training a puppy. They could become a place for the dog to do their business, and a dog’s urine could get on the cage, which would result in a trip outside. It is also important that the dog’s urine doesn’t smell of urine on the cage, because this will create bad smells inside the house for the puppy.
How To Do House Training a Puppy
Once you have your puppy in the crate, you need to begin training. Start by getting the puppy used to the crate by keeping it empty for a day or two. Then put in a treat or a toy to make it think it was just used to having his or her own toy.
Soon the dog will learn to associate your handling of the crate with a new trick. Make sure that you praise the dog whenever they perform the trick they learned while they were in the crate. This will help make it easier for the dog to remember.
If your puppy has not yet learned a new trick, do not use the crate when you are about to do the trick. Instead, leave it outside while you do the trick, or go inside when you are about to try a new trick. If you catch your puppy doing something wrong, don’t punish them. Just tell them what they did wrong and then go right back to where you left them.
Use More And New Tricks
When you get your puppy used to more new tricks, put them back outside and give them a treat. Eventually, they will figure out how to open the door for themselves. Keep trying until they are used to the crate.
While you are teaching your puppy to go in the crate, pay attention to your puppy. Watch what he or she is doing when it is time to go out. This way you can figure out what they need to know. Avoid some mistakes that can lead to accidents or even a fight.
The first night that you house train a puppy you can decide on the times that you want them to come out. But this should be an occasional event. It should never be a regular part of your routine. You can teach your puppy that coming out at certain times is a good thing.
The goal of house training a puppy is to create a comfortable environment. So make sure that the puppy is clean and comfortable and give them plenty of praise. It will take some time and patience. But you will end up with a well-behaved dog that sleeps well in the house. Comes when called, and doesn’t have accidents.