How To Housebreak A Dog
Learning how to housebreak a dog is a practice in patience and discipline. Professional help is not required to housebreak a dog. Housebreaking a dog is all about patience and repetition. There are many methods to housebreaking a dog and many of them are solid remedies. The best routines for housebreaking a dog will be inexpensive and straightforward. However, accidents can wind up being expensive when housebreaking your dog if you do not clean up the mess promptly. Look at the routine below to help housebreak a dog.
To housebreak a dog will need:
- Dog treats
- Place you want the dog to go outside
- After meals and drinks, always take your dog outside. It doesn’t have to be for a walk but to someplace you want the dog to relieve himself. Go to this same area each time. For best results, you should start these routines when the dog is just a puppy.
- Find a word like “potty” to tell your dog each time you go out. Use the word repeatedly, asking your dog to go “potty.” When the dog goes, give praise and a treat.
- Repeat this process after each meal or drink. Dogs are pleasers and if he sees, you are happy he will return to do the same thing repeatedly. Should the dog have an accident, scold him and take him outside telling him to “potty” here instead.
To accomplish this task you will have to stay after it and share the chore across the family members. This way the dog will understand no matter who takes him for a walk or puts him outside.