Puppy House Training Problems
One of the biggest puppy house training problems people generally face is the age old ‘what do I do when my puppy goes to the toilet in my home.’ Firstly don’t panic, there’s no need to and don’t shout at your puppy or, heaven forbids, rub their nose in what they’ve done. Most people will tell you that this is the way to treat your puppy after they’ve gone to the toilet in your home however if you follow these puppy house training tips you’ll find that this may stop the urinating issue, it probably won’t, but will certainly open up a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of anxiety problems.
When you’re dealing with puppy house training problems you need to have patience if you don’t then please reconsider getting a puppy as this won’t right for you. Puppy house training does take time but the rewards of owning a puppy far outweigh the problems that can come with them.
Anyway sorry to digress, let’s get back on to the subject of sorting out your puppy house training problems and follow on with these potty training tips for puppies. If your puppy does happen to relieve himself in your home and on your carpet, try cleaning it up with a special dog odor eliminator. If you just use domestic soap and warm water you’ll find that the smell has gone for you but as your puppy’s sense of smell is a lot stronger than yours, they will still be able to smell it and will repeatedly go again in the same place. This should completely get rid of the scent and help alleviate some of the more common puppy house training problems owners usually have to deal with and that is repeat offending.
If you find that, whilst working through his puppy house training problems, your puppy is going to the toilet quite regularly or more often than usual then you may want to get him checked out as he may have picked up a bladder infection. Again don’t panic just take your puppy to your Vet and have him checked, don’t ignore it and hope it will go away always seek out medical advice for any drastic, unhealthy changes in your puppy’s demeanor.
I just want to mention a little about house training a dog should you own one instead of a puppy. Some of the adjustments you’ll need to make from dealing with puppy house training problems and move to house training your dog are that a dog can hold on to needing the toilet for a longer time than a puppy can so you’ll need to let your dog out at least twice a day. You should be walking your dog at least twice a day, both at morning and night, anyway so this shouldn’t be a problem. You also don’t need to watch your dog as much as you do with a puppy although both puppies and dogs can be crate trained.
You could try using puppy pads or paper, in your puppy house training problems schedule, which is a way to not only attract your puppy to a specific area of your home but will also protect the flooring underneath. Some people don’t like these as they encourage the dog to go to the toilet inside however if you already suffer from this problem at least you can control where they go. The best way I can recommend you on how to paper train a puppy is to place the paper or pad by one of the doors to your home and then gradually move the pad outside and let your puppy see what you’re doing. After your puppy has used the pad move the pad outside and the scent from the last time your puppy went should attract him to the pad again but this time outside.
In the long run, I’d recommend using a crate for both house training puppies and house training your dog as your fulfilling a natural instinct by giving them their very own ‘den’ to stay in and they’ll have their own little-confined space in your home much like your children have their own rooms. This will help reduce the amount of puppy house training problems you’ll have to face.