Potty training your dog
How do you housebreak a puppy? How do you potty train a dog? Dogs are naturally dirty. And it’s not for nothing that it is regularly infested with worms. So you have to train your dog to learn the basic rules of cleanliness. Teaching your dog to clean himself is far from complicated, as you will see. However, you should start training your dog as soon as possible. The younger your dog is, the faster he’ll learn to potty. To help you train your puppy or dog, here is a guide to potty training a dog.
1- How do you potty train your dog?
An obvious principle, but one that is important to remember, is to take your dog out every morning as soon as you wake up, and after each meal. Indeed, dogs do not differ from humans in their physiological needs. And asking a dog not to relieve itself in the house or apartment after 8 to 10 hours of deprivation is useless if you do not respect this elementary rule. About the absence of the owners during long hours, consult the article which deals with the training of the dog to stay alone when you are at work for example.
Every time your dog urinates or defecates while out and about, praise him to make him understand that this is what you expect of him. It may happen that you can’t go out at all (you have a flu with fever for example). In this case, spread mops or newspapers on the floor and show him that you want him to relieve himself there. Congratulate him on this occasion as well. It’s very easy to teach your dog to clean himself!
Relieving himself indoors should be a one-time event, so that he doesn’t think he has the right to do it all the time.
2- Nothing to do, he still relieves himself at home
If your dog is less than 4 months old, it often happens that he forgets himself if you don’t take him out at least 5 or 6 times a day. From the 5th month on, you should consult a veterinarian who will do some tests to know if there is a health problem. This can also be due to a behavioral problem. A canine behaviorist will then take over to solve the problem.
3- Don’t forget the law regarding dog waste
Don’t forget that you can be fined if you don’t respect the specific areas for your dog’s needs. Canine outlets are permitted and easily found on all streets.
The education of the dog’s physiological needs must be established from the youngest age of the dog so that it is natural for him to relieve himself outside only (except exception), and in certain places.