There is nothing more fun than bringing home a new puppy;
for everyone except the person responsible for cleaning up
process effectively teaches the puppy to hold it
until given the opportunity to relieve himself somewhere more
suitable. However, this method is not an excuse to shelve
you new puppy for long periods of time.
method of house training a puppy is based on the premise that
puppies would rather not mess up their living area if they
dont have to.
should NOT be left in the crate for too long. If your puppy
goes to the bathroom in the crate because he could no longer
hold it, the training process will be drastically compromised.
do I handle house training a puppy in this manner?
no one is in your home during the day, you should put the
puppy in a bathroom or another small, uncarpeted area in your
home that can be closed off.
training a puppy should take place only when you are at home.
When you arrive home, take the pup out on a leash. After you
play with him for a while put him in the crate.
an hour or so and then take him out again. If he relieves
himself, shower him with praise. If he doesnt, put him
back in the crate and try again about 45 minutes later. This
process should be repeated until he is successful.
he goes to the bathroom he should be allowed to play free
in the house. Some people find it helpful to keep a diary
of the times their puppy goes.
While this may seem bizarre, it helps you to determine your
puppys habits enabling you to decrease the time he has
to spend in the crate.The
most important thing to remember with house training a puppy
is to be consistent and offer an enormous amount of praise.
process may take a while and it is important to understand
that if the puppy has an accident during the training it is
OK, you should just increase the frequency of trips outside.
the puppy has an accident after his training has stopped,
dont punish him, just revert back to the training process
temporarily and you will be back on track in no time.