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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 an "accident" 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 bathroom habits. Also, notice your puppy's pre-bathroom 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 use the bathroom after a nap, meal, and even playtime. After having a meal, he typically takes a puppy thirty minutes to defecate. Thus, you should observe your puppy for one to two weeks to understand his pre-bathroom behavior.

4. Keep A Close Eye On Your Puppy
If you can supervise your puppy all the time, you should take he out to the same area every time you get the sign that your puppy wants to "go" 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 he needs to go.

Taking your puppy outside or crating them every time they need to use the bathroom will allow him to learn the places where they can go everytime, he will learn to go by themselves whenever he needs to eliminate.

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

6. Caught In The Act Again?
If you find your puppy pooping or peeing inside the house, even after house training him, then interrupt them, take them straight to his eliminating spot, and reward him when he's done. 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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