How to Housebreak a Dog
to Housetrain a Dog
this article all references will be made to ‘him’, but the advice
applies to female dogs as well.
are the proud owner of a new puppy or you have an adult dog and
you want to housetrain him. In order to understand dog behavior
you have to think like he does. Dogs are descendents of wolves and
one of the characteristics they have retained from their ancestors
are their need to be in a pack.
includes one leader – someone who is the boss and is respected by
all the other members. Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority
of dogs don’t want to be the pack leader. It makes them feel safe
to have someone else in charge, and that someone is you.
successfully train your dog, you must be the leader of your pack,
the alpha dog.
be firm and consistent with your dog and never act scared.
first thing your puppy must learn is housebreaking or housetraining.
That means he must learn where and when he may do his potty business.
your adult dog, the first few weeks at home with you are a critical
benefit from having rules and a routine – as pack animals, they
look for duties issued by the pack leader and naturally enjoy keeping
your strategy on teaching your dog to go potty outside, rather than
teaching him to not go in the house. The strategy is to train your
dog to want to do something, not to convince him not to do something.
Place emphasis on positive behavior rather than negative behavior.
dog housebreaking steps
Points to remember until complete housetraining has been accomplished
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