Does the idea of cleaning up another puppy piddle make you want to pull your hair out? Why can’t your pup understand that going to the bathroom outside really makes you happy and going inside dives you insane? Nobody wants their house to smell like a urinal!
There’s got to be a better way!
First, keep in mind your puppy wasn’t born knowing the rules of your home. They don’t understand this “potty outside thing” is something you want. They feel the urge so they go and sometimes it happens on your kitchen floor or on the living room rug.
Lets quickly teach your puppy to potty outside!
Here are 3 tips to help the potty training process go a lot faster and teach your puppy the right place to do their business.
#1 Keep your puppy on a tight schedule
The more frequent you take your puppy out the more they will understand that you want them to pee and poop outside, not inside. If we don’t give them the chance to go outside often they will continue to use your house as their own personal toilet. From here on out, take your pup out 10-15 minutes after eating, playing, naps, and every time they come out of their crate.
#2 Reward your puppy for the right behavior
If you want your puppy to learn quickly that going potty outside is better than going on the floors in your home then you will need to reward them when they go potty outside. As soon as they are done immediately give them a tasty treat and say “good potty” (or something similar). They will make a positive association with going outside. Don’t wait until you bring them back inside, otherwise, they will think that they are being rewarded for doing something good inside. Timing is everything, and so is placement or location when rewarding our puppy. Think about it like this…if you did a great job at something you want to be told right? You also want to hear about it sooner rather than later otherwise it may not mean as much. Your puppy needs to hear they did a great job and receive the reward immediately so they understand what they did in that exact moment is something you want them to repeat again…and again!
#3 Keep your puppy on a leash
The leash is an important tool to use when working on potty training. Many puppy owners take their pups outside and don’t use a leash because they don’t think they need it. They think that since the puppy stays near them and doesn’t take off that they don’t have to use a leash. Use the leash to keep your puppy on track and focused on the task at hand. Puppies get easily sidetracked by sights sounds and smells outside, they lose focus, forget to go and then come back in your house and go on the floor.
These 3 tips are just the tip of the iceberg. But wait there’s more, a lot more…I want to give you the low down on the pro tips we trainers use to potty train puppies in record time. You can grab the FREE video lesson here!
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