House Training Your New Puppy

House Training Your New Puppy

House Training Your New Puppy

House training your new puppy is probably foremost on your mind.  She is an adorable ball of fur who seems bent on ruining everything in sight, either intentionally or otherwise. House training your new puppy can be done quickly if it is done well and with  consistently.  The best way to house train your new puppy is by crate training them.  Crate training is kind, it is effective, and it will preserve your new home. New Dog crates come in many sizes, so you will need to make sure you shop for one that is roomy enough for your pet.

Other Ways To House Train Your New Puppy

The desired result of house training your new puppy is to teach them to void where you want them to.  If you have a yard then they will need to ask to go outside.  If you want them to go while on a leash, you will need to take them out frequently. If they are  to go in a specific area in your home on papers then you will need to take them there often.

 House Training Your New Puppy Needs Lots Of Praise

Praise is the key!  First you may just be praising her for sniffing around or remaining in the designated area for a few seconds.  They will need to go immediately after waking up and about five minutes after they eat.  Nothing should come between them and there destination.  You may even need to pick up the puppy,  to avoid the numerous distractions a puppy will find along the way to their spot.

One excellent suggestion is to find a light weight cord to tie them to your belt loop, when house training your new puppy.  They should never be out of your sight.  This will help you remember to get them outside often and it will eliminate the possibility of them sneaking off to find a quiet spot to relieve themselves.  You will probably feel like a large part of your day is devoted to watching to see where they have gone to the bathroom.  Consistency is vital and will decrease the time it will take to get the job done.

Every time they are successful you must praise and cheer them, call them when they are done and play with them.  Make every success a very happy experience for them.  Give lots of love and positive reinforcement when house training your new puppy.

 House Training Your New Puppy Requires Patience

A very young puppy will still need some time to mature.  They are still getting used to their body’s signals and will have accidents from time to time.  You will need to be patient.  A dog of any age can be house trained or crate trained.  By 10 to 12 weeks a puppy should be starting to get a pretty good idea and should be having fewer accidents.  The more consistent you are, the faster the process will go.

A Few Tips For House Training Your New Puppy

Plan to spend 2-3 solid days working on this without many distractions of your own.

Feed them often and offer them water often.  Create the opportunity!

Spend a great deal of time where you want them to ‘GO’.

Every time they wakes up from a nap, spend 20 minutes outside.

Every time they eats, pick them up and spend 20 minutes outside with them.

In case of accidents, use disposable pads made for this purpose.  Use Nature’s Miracle for unwanted stains and odors.  Nothing compares!  House training your new puppy takes a lot of patience.  Be kind but firm, and be consistent.  There are many house training aids on the market.  They can help by helping your puppy know where to go as well as where not to go.  A puppy will, by instinct, return to a spot where they left their scent before. Removing smells will be of great help in house training your puppy.

About The Author

This article was written by Laura Anderson, a veterinary technician with more than 15 years experience in the veterinary field. The views and statements expressed in this article, and all other articles found on Puppy’s Place, do not under any circumstance, constitute veterinary advice.

Always seek professional veterinary care for your pet.

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