House Training A Dog - Easy Techniques

>> 6/8/09

Patience and determination are the traits that you will have to have during the beginning stages of house training a dog. For your efforts to pay off, it will take time and consistent habits. Don't get worried because it can be done. Although you can't keep an eye on the dog all day long, there are still steps you can take to accomplish the desired results.

Accidents can't be avoided with puppies. During the early months of their growing stages, they don't have complete bowel and bladder control. They will tinkle will everywhere. That will change as they grow.

To start out, find a suitable, out of the way area to make a restricted home for the dog. Cover the floor with paper. Also cover the floor with their food, water, bed, and any play toys they enjoy. This is the first test. Typically, your dog will not potty on his bed or on his food or water. They may not care about the toys at the time.

This is a great way to begin training. The dog will begin to use the paper somewhere away from the places he enjoys or that are comforting to him. Finally, they will find a spot that they will always do it in. This will be their own self-discovered personal bathroom.

Once you notice this happening, put newspapers in the other areas of your home that are located a good distance away from the confined area. The dog will most likely, once let out of the area and into other parts of the house, begin to go to the bathroom anywhere to his liking. When they do that, put their nose near the disgusting odor, as they are sensitive to their own smell. Then direct them to the newspaper where they should have done it on. Repeat these procedures in an effort to get them to smarten up and catch on. This gets exhausting, but it has its positive results.

Before you know it, your dog will get accustomed to using the paper. Once they do, move it to various areas in the house to train your dog to find the paper and use it regardless of the location. When they use the paper properly on a consistent basis, reward them for their excellent learning abilities and behavior. This is the first phase of the successful completion of your dog's training. Do you see how easy house training a dog can be?

Now, how do you get them to stop using the papers and go outdoors instead? Well, start a new process by gathering up all of the unused papers on the floor. Then position these papers by your entryways to the backyard.

At this time, the dog is trained to use the paper. When he uses the paper as you have done such a good job training him to do, put their nose near it and point to the door. Then open the door and let him run out and play. By consistently repeating this process, your dog will soon catch on and will begin scratching the door when it is time to go potty.

House Training A Dog - Easy Techniques by Greg E. Johnson

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