How To House Train A Puppy
Learning how to house train a puppy can be very stressful, and frustrating. As long as you're consistent, and willing to sacrifice time and effort, your puppy will be house trained before you can say "ruined carpet". Here's the steps you can take to save your house from smelling of your new dog's entrails.
To house train your puppy, you will need:
- A preferably comfortable crate for the puppy to sleep in
- A yard of some any size
- Keep An Eye Out For Signs To start, you'll need to keep an eye out for your puppy's behavior while taking it out to do its business. The most common signs that your dog is about to take a leak are pacing, and sniffing around. This will help you in the future to catch your dog before it "goes" in your house. When you do catch the little guy looking for his place of business, immediately take him outdoors. When he is done with his business, be sure to reward him with a doggy treat.
- Take Your Pup With You Be sure to take your puppy outside whenever you go outside. Whenever the weather is appropriate, take him outside and stay out for an extended period of time (With water, of course). This will get him used to eliminating outside, and not on your furniture. It is a good idea to take him out after he eats, sleeps, or plays, as well.
- The Crate Naturally, puppies are going to yelp and whine at night. They are away from you, and they don't want to be in a crate. Even so, putting your puppy into a crate is a must-do if you plan to house train it. Dogs are den animals, and they will not ruin their sleeping place. For a week or two, you should wake up once during the night to take the puppy outside, though. It is very uncomfortable for them to hold their pee the whole night. Imagine being locked in a cage when you wake up to use the bathroom.
- In the Morning The moment you take your dog out of its crate in the morning, carry it directly outside. This way he doesn't leave a trail of tinkle around your house.
As long as you stay consistent with your schedule, your dog should be house trained in a month, maybe two. If your dog has any problems adapting to house training, you should contact a animal behaivorist.