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 happening of occasional accidents.
The potty pads for the training should be placed in an easily accessible space, and attempt not to change it’s location while your pet is learning.
When your pup is out playing you should schedule some visits to the potty pad to invite them to relieve themselves – the schedule will vary depending on bladder strength and the age of your pet
A good strategy is to bring them to the potty pads several minutes earlier you expect them to go to the toilet. In case if your pet is young you may have to visit the pad each 15 minutes and increase this time gradually.
When you take your pet to the pad use a special command like “go potty” when they are relieving themselves. This is helpful – thus you can train a pet to do his business on command.
Don’t forget to reward your pup immediately after they are doing something right.
Most pups need to go potty once they wake up or about 15 minutes after the meal. Bring puppy to the pad right after each of these actions.
If you take your pet to the potty pad because you think they need it, and they prefer not to go, wait about 5 minutes. If after that time they still didn’t do anything, place them in a crate for ten minutes. Then bring them back to the potty pad.
If your pet has an accident in the wrong place never punish him; just try to watch him better next time. If you found your puppy in the middle of a going potty in a wrong place make a noise to stop them. Then take them to potty pad to let them complete the process, ensuring that you will praise them after for doing it in the right spot.
Avoid placing potty spots in bedrooms, kitchens, food storage pantries, playrooms or near doors. Remember that those spots along with the feces will be visible to both you and people visiting your house.
Maintain a regular feeding schedule for your dog – that will decrease the probability of accidents.
Look for signs that your dog has to relieve himself. Noticed sniffing or pacing? Say your chosen potty command and bring him to the potty pad.
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