How to Housebreak an Older Dog

Some adult dogs (older than six months) sometimes can go potty inside the apartment. House soiling can happen in any place of a house, but sometimes dog owners will notice that pet soils more in specific locations, which may uncover the cause. For example, soiling might happen only in rarely used rooms or on a particular kind of surface, or only in the areas that smell strongly.  Some dogs might pee only during petting or greetings,  some – do that only when they’re left alone, or only when they haven’t had time to go potty outside. However, even older dogs can be...

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The Nitty-Gritty of Shih Tzu Potty Training (Top Shih Tzu Housebreaking Problems Included)

Shih Tzu is overall clean breed. However, the house potty training process sometimes cannot be rushed. It is the best to train the Shih Tzu properly at the very beginning than to retrain the dog. Shih Tzu and breed’s origin Shih Tzu (or even more appropriately, Shih Tzu Kou) literally means “lion dog.” And it describes one of the most esteemed pets in China because of its connection with Buddhism. And though the Shih Tzu is often linked with China, there are some proofs that it presumably started in Tibet as early as the 17th century. There it was known...

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How to Potty Train a Puppy with Pads

Many dog owners prefer to toilet their pets outside; indoor potty-training is a great option for small dogs and also an alternative for people with a mobility issue, whom won’t find it that easy to walk their dogs outside. Here’s how you can potty train a puppy with pads: the key is to make sure that your puppy supervised all the time and don’t have a chance to sneak away to make his business in the wrong spot. When you can’t watch the pups you can you a crate of an appropriate size for a little while to prevent the...

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How to Kennel Train a Puppy

Crate potty training is the process of teaching a puppy to accept a  crate as a familiar and secure place. Though,  confined areas can be sometimes misused. They’re best as a short-term training tool, not as a lifetime model of housing. The goal should be to control behavior problems and coach your dog so that it’s not necessary to keep it confined for 8-10 hours daily. Some dogs are never comfortable in crates but can bear them if necessary. Others are frightened when closed. However, most dogs readily adapt to their cages, preferring to sleep or hide when life gets too hectic. There are various causes you...

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The Easiest Way to Housebreak a Dog

The most significant aspect of potty training a dog is the use of great management, including care and supervision.  If you have ever adopted a puppy, you are aware of somewhat daunting challenge of potty training your new pet. Although older dogs may require a bit more patience and time.  For best results, you must follow the schedule and supervise your new pet all day. Some pet owners, using the following method, were able to housebreak a dog within one week time! Let’s see how it will work out for you. Be prepared for the training Your pet requires consistency...

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How Long Does It Take to Housebreak a Puppy?

Housetraining your puppy requires commitment, consistency, and patience. Accidents will be happening for sure as those are the part of the process. Most vets and pet trainers agree that the proper age to start potty training is between 2 to 3 months old. And it usually takes around 4-6 months for your pet to be house trained. The size of a dog can be a hint here – smaller breeds with smaller bladders need to go out more often. Another thing to consider is your puppy background – were there any bad potty habits formed before you adopted your furry...

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Why Puppy Pees in Crate?

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Before trying to identify the reasons why puppy pees in crate described in this article, first of all, make sure that your pet doesn’t have any medical problem that may be causing the issue (e.g. bladder infection or diarrhea). In case your puppy is currently on any medication, consult with the vet to make sure that you are not dealing with the side effects of the therapy. After that check this list of most common reasons why your pet has an accident  in a crate: Stress There are various reasons why dogs have accidents in crates and stress is one of...

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9 Essential Potty Training Tips

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Tip #1 Remember About Puppy’s digestion When it comes to potty training puppy’s digestive tract works to our advantage. Since its extremely fast and efficient, after 5 to 30 minutes after eating puppies need to poo. So with a regular eating plan, and your notice on the timing, your pet can establish the perfect pooping outside routine. In the early stage of housebreaking, you also need to be sure the puppy has a safe spot to relieve herself; a place that smells and appears familiar. Have you seen how pups will often eliminate in the same area they’ve done it...

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