You need to start house training your puppy by putting them into a very strict routine. You will need to keep your eye on your puppy whenever they have the ability to roam freely around your home. This is unless you keep your puppy in a crate which is also a great additional tool to help you begin puppy house training.
Don’t know where to start with house training your puppy:
To start house training your puppy correctly you will need to set up a crate training puppy schedule and let your puppy outside of your house every 30-60 minutes to give them the opportunity to go to the toilet. With crate training your puppy you don’t treat the crate like a prison cell but more of a welcoming den for your puppy, somewhere they will sleep at night and go to when they want a place to feel safe. If you treat the crate like a cell for your puppy when they do something wrong then you will be setting them up to fail and they won’t be successful with their training.
If you don’t learn the proper way when house training your puppy you’ll find that when your puppy gets the urge to go they will stop wherever they are and squat on your floor. This could lead to damaged carpets, smelly odors and once they have marked your home they will go in the same place again and again. Your puppy’s bladder is only small and they haven’t yet developed the strength to hold in their waste.
Once you realize this concept house training your puppy can be very easy because you’re aware that if you let your puppy outside often enough they will not only do their business outside but they will also be learning that outside is where they must go to do their business.
The same concept works for both house training your puppy and dog except this is even easier as your dog won’t need to go out as often. One thing to remember with house training a dog is that a dog knows how to mark his territory and will need to dump more waste so once a dog does his business in your home you could be looking at some very expensive flooring replacement.
Both puppies and dogs need to go to the toilet shortly after they’ve been fed or have had something to drink and also after they’ve had some very rigorous play. One little trick you could try which can help with house training your puppy or dog is to wait for them to begin to go to a toilet and then say the command ‘Go Pee’ or ‘Toilet.’ You can use your own variation but make sure you stick to the same command you initially use. By saying this to your puppy or dog at this precise time will help them to associate that word with it’s time to go to the toilet. If your puppy or dog gets really good at this they may even hold it in until you say the command to them. To begin with making sure you do this as they start to go toilet not before or afterward as it won’t have the desired effect. As your puppy finishes, you give them a lot of positive praise and reward which will be the motivator for the puppy to go outside.
So to be a success with house training your puppy and get them into a routine you just make sure you feed them, let them outside, put them in their crate, and try to go to bed yourself at the same time every day. With house training puppies as your puppy gets older, try making the amount of time between each toilet break longer. Follow this guideline and your puppy house training efforts will be worthwhile.