Housebreaking Dogs : Points to Remember
points to remember until complete housetraining has been accomplished:
or adult dog can usually be housebroken in about three weeks, however
keep in mind accidents will happen – even with a fully grown adult
dog that is housetrained and rarely makes a mistake. He might have
an upset tummy, play too hard and forget, be nervous or stressed
concerning an unfamiliar situation, be frightened, or ill.
to be patient, some dogs take longer than others to housetrain.
are social animals and love to please their human.
a dog after the fact is pointless, they really just don’t get it
– their concept of time is different, and they do not see a cause
and effect. While they might associate that there’s pee or poo over
there on the carpet with your anger, they don’t get that they caused
it to be there, so it’s ineffective and confusing to the animal.
result of hitting, yelling, and punishment will eventually lead
to him being afraid of you.
praise your dog when he does the right thing.
in a crate is the most common and most effective method of housetraining.
Whenever you’re not interacting directly with your dog, he is safe
in his crate.
on a regular basis throughout the day, take him outside to a specific
potty area to go to the bathroom. It means you must provide him
with newspapers or a litter box indoors. He must have a place to
"go" on a regular, reliable basis.
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