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5 Tips For Housetraining Your Puppy

House training your puppy is neither hard nor easy. It demands alertness, forbearance, dedication and, above all, consistency. It might take weeks to house train a puppy. The more consistent you are, the faster your puppy will learn. Never put stress on yourself or your puppy during the training process. By following the instructions mentioned below, you will be able to train your puppy quickly.

1. Don’t Yell Or Shout
Never shout or use an angry tone at your puppy if you find them eliminating in the house. Always use a polite tone or just say oops and interrupt them so that they will know they have done something wrong.

2. Feed Your Puppy On A Schedule
If you don't already, make a routine and start feeding your puppy on a schedule. Puppies that have their food on a schedule eliminate on a schedule.

3. Notice Your Puppy’s Behavior
Observe your puppy's drinking, eating, and eliminating habits. Also, notice your puppy's pre-elimination behavior. Often puppies sniff around the house or behave in a different manner that will help you know when your puppy needs a potty break. Usually, puppies eliminate after a nap, meal, and even playtime. After having a meal, it typically takes a puppy thirty minutes to defecate. Thus, you should observe your puppy for one or two weeks to understand its pre-elimination behavior.

4. Keep A Close Eye On Your Puppy
If you can supervise your puppy all the time, you should take it out to the same area every time you get the sign that your puppy wants to defecate after they wake up or have food or water. However, if you are not able to do so, purchase crates for your puppy. The crate should be big enough for a puppy to get in, move around conveniently, relax and lie down. Permit your puppy to go inside the crate whenever you get the indication that it needs to excrete.

Taking your puppy outside or crating them every time they need to defecate will allow it to learn the places where they can defecate and in a few days of training, it will learn to go by themselves whenever it needs to eliminate.

5. Reward Good Behavior
Positive reinforcement is necessary. Every time your puppy discrete out of the house or in the crate, reward it for doing so. Puppies maintain the same behavior if you reward them after every right response. You can reward your dog by giving it a treat, taking them outside for a walk, allowing it to play with its favorite toy, or playing a game with it.

6. Caught In The Act Again?
If you find your puppy defecating inside the house even after house training it, then interrupt it, take it straight to its eliminating spot, and reward it when it finishes. Always remember not to use an angry tone. In this way, your puppy will minimize excreting inside the house and will be completely house trained.

About the Author:

Erik Thompson works to keep his pets happy in their homes by providing them with comfortable and cozy crates.

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