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How to Potty Train Your Dog?



how to potty train your dog

You’ve got a dog and you’re very happy to have him around. You feel happy playing with him and when he is around, you are away from all the stress in the world. However, there is one thing that bothers you sometimes. He answers to nature’s call sporadically and when you least expect it. Because of that, you have to go through the ordeal of cleaning various corners of your house multiple times. 

Here are a few ways in which you can potty train your dog effectively.

Give a good introduction

This could be the very first time your pet is living in a home inhabited by human beings. Earlier, he was, perhaps, in a surrounding wherein he had complete freedom to do all that he wanted to and wherever he wished to. After getting him home, give him a good tour of the house and show him the areas where he could do potty comfortably. He might take a while to understand the demarcations but if you are sincere in your efforts, he will learn soon enough. He is your pet now and you have to teach him some etiquettes. 

Understanding your pet

While you must train your pet to give him an understanding of his new surrounding and the rules he must adhere to, you must also make an effort to understand him well. Firstly, you have to be well-aware of the breed or species of the dog you have brought home. You could speak to the person you have got it from or a veterinary doctor to get a good understanding of his behavioral pattern, peculiarities, habits and other details. Once you gather this information, you will also learn to deal with its potty habits. You can use certain words and train him to use a few gestures to convey his need to poop or pee. 

Be observant

There are certain areas in the house your pet might frequent more often than others. If you are overly concerned about him doing potty in the house, you can keep a small makeshift box in each of these areas and train him to release himself only where these boxes are kept. Generally, you are required to be observant of your pet’s activities, at least when you are in the home. You do not have to drop all your work to do so. Just keep an eye on him as you would do for anybody else residing in the house.

Train them to avoid it

If you see your puppy urinating or defecating at the wrong places, again and again, teach the puppy that it is not okay to do so. You can clap, whistle or do some particular gesture whenever this happens to convey the same. If you do not communicate to them that it is wrong to do so, they will never learn. At the same time, you must make sure that you never punish them for such things. With love and care, they can be taught anything you wish them to learn.

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