There is nothing more frustrating than having a puppy pee and poop inside the home. So, you must have patience when house training your puppy. A new pet owner must remember some basic things to avoid mistakes while toilet training the dog. They should consider that puppies are not clean animals and will constantly mess up their living spaces. It means they will get used to lying in their waste after eating or drinking something. This is why a good idea would be to try and prevent your pup from doing his business on the floor. If he does so, do not punish him; just make sure it does not happen again by cleaning the mess with a paper towel or water and soap immediately after doing his thing.
Teaching a puppy not to use the bathroom inside your house is one of the most important things you can teach it. House training a dog will teach them where they are allowed to go outside, and that will make it much less likely for them to potty in your home later on. Here is a guide on
How to train a puppy to use the bathroom outside:
1) Fence your property:
This is probably the most important part of puppy training, especially if you have an active dog or one who likes to roam. If you can’t fence in your entire area, section off as much area as possible and keep her in there with her toys and some food and water. Remember that puppies need a lot of exercise during the day, especially when they’re young, so let her out only for a short while and then make sure she goes back into her safely enclosed area. Also, remember if there’s any hole big enough for her to fit through, your puppy will find it and use it!
The more you praise your dog, the better. The first thing you do when he goes outside is praising him. Don’t get angry if he makes mistakes or tries; just say ‘No’ and then take him outside immediately so he can finish going in the right place. You need to be a true leader during this whole process so that your dog understands who’s boss; when he does go where he should (after multiple trips outside), give him loads of praise! Tell him how good a job he’s done and even give some treats if possible. Whenever you’re out on walks with your puppy, make sure that when they go in the right place, you praise them and give them a treat when you get home.
3) Use the same routine:
Your puppy should go to the bathroom at about the same time every day, especially if he goes at a similar time every day now. Have some treats ready and take him outright on schedule so that his body can get down to business. If your puppy is in a specific place doing their business already, put them back inside for a little while longer before taking them out again so that they will finish what they started. This trick also works with older dogs who may have gotten lazy or forgetful during training!
4) Crate Training:
Crate training is a very effective way to help house train your puppy. Crate training is good for this sort of thing because it allows your dog to be in a confined space but with enough room to move around and turn around as well. This inhibits him from relieving himself inside the crate since he won’t bother turning around much unless he has to go. In addition, if you start crate training when your puppy is still small, your job will become easier later on since he’ll already be used to being in his cage and will not resist you putting him back in there whenever you need him to use the bathroom outside versus having an older puppy who would dig his feet into the carpet trying not to get put back inside his crate once he’s outside.
5) What are the best materials for a dog crate?
There is an array of different dog crates on the market, but you should know that not all of them are of good quality. If you do not want to waste your money and buy something with many disadvantages, you might read through this article first before buying one. Here, we will talk about which materials work better than others and what features they should have to be effective.
6) Take them outside every hour on the hour:
This is a very effective way to help your puppy get accustomed to using the bathroom outside when you can’t keep an eye on him in the house. As mentioned above, if you go through each day taking your dog out of his crate or off their bed/area at 8 AM, 10 AM, 12Noon, 2 PM, and 4 PM, he’ll get used to going outside within that one-hour time frame provided it’s been quite some time since his last trip outside (i.e., he’s not about to burst). Once he starts relieving himself in those given times, take note of how long it takes for him to actually relieve himself either from observing carefully or by setting the alarm on your mobile device. If it seems to take longer than usual, or you just want to double-check, it’s best if you take him out again after that one-hour time frame has elapsed. You should be able to tell by the look on his face when he needs to go as well as how much he’s sniffing around for a suitable place to relieve himself. Once he does his business outside, reward him with praise and/or treats from inside the house and then bring him back in.
7) Take them outside on cue:
This last tip is meant more for puppies rather than full-grown dogs who have already gotten used to house training since they’re easier to train this way (just like young children compared to teenagers). To do this, you need to note when/how your dog usually relieves himself (if he does it on a specific day or time) and then start rewarding him with treats for going outside. You should also have already used the crate training technique so that your pup will be familiarized with being confined in his cage or area. When you get up each morning, take him outside to go potty as soon as possible after waking up; if he goes right away, great! If not, continue doing this every hour on the hour until he finally goes outside before bringing him back inside and having breakfast.
8) Stay vigilant:
Even if you think that your dog has been house trained yet just by doing the techniques above, he still might go inside the house on occasion if you’re not watching him very closely. This is why it’s best to stay vigilant and keep an eye out for your dog when he’ll most likely relieve himself, such as during those time frames mentioned in tip #2 of this article. If you don’t have a watch or access to a mobile device that can remind you of what time it is, then you can always set up a clock near where your dog usually relieves himself so that you won’t forget about taking him outside at those times (once again, every hour on the hour).
The whole idea behind all these tips is consistency throughout each day. In other words, if you don’t follow through with taking your dog out of his crate or off that bed at times mentioned above, he’ll start to develop other habits such as relieving himself elsewhere in the house. So make sure that you try not to let more than one hour go by without going outside with him and keep him confined until you’re ready for him to get out of the crate/bed/area again. If you absolutely cannot take him outside during those time frames explained above, then just have someone else do it for you while you’re busy doing something else (if possible).
The last tip is meant for those older dogs who’ve already gotten used to peeing and pooping inside the house or anywhere else, for that matter. If your dog occasionally relieves himself indoors, then make sure you give him a good scolding/spanking (or whatever it takes to reprimand him) when he does so and then bring him right outside immediately after doing this with the use of either a leash or crate. Also, note what time it is and go out with him again during the following hour(s) until he starts going outside as his normal routine again. Rewards help too!
These are just some of the many tricks that truly successful dog owners use, but there’s still more to this subject of training a puppy to use the bathroom outside than just these steps. If you want your dog to listen, not get bored or distracted and do this important job of using the bathroom outside, then please watch out for more articles in the future!
So there you have it, how to train a puppy to use the bathroom outside! Remember that repetition is very important, so don’t expect good results overnight, but with some hard work on your part along with some common sense from your puppy, you’ll have him trained before you know it!