It’s so exciting to finally get a puppy especially if it’s your first one. The fun you’ll have with it will last a lifetime. After you get it home though, things can quickly change. You realize that your new best friend is a little messy. If only you knew how to potty train a puppy it would restore the excitement you had before you brought it home with you.
Do you like your house to be clean? If so, potty training your puppy is very important. An untrained puppy can surely make a mess. Now, all breeds are not created equal. Some breeds take longer to train than others. If you haven’t purchased a puppy yet, this is something you should ask the store clerk or the breeder. Once you have this information, it will help you determine if that is the right breed for you.
The younger the puppy, the more you have to have patience. Obviously, new born puppies have minimal control over their bodily functions so when the time is upon them, they’ll end up going as opposed to holding it for any length of time. The main thing you should avoid with these new born pups is to not get angry because they just can’t help it at this age.
Potty training a puppy is best done right after it eats. By taking your puppy outdoors or to the area that you have set up for it, it’ll create a regular routine to follow. You should also take your puppy to this area first thing in the morning and before you go to sleep to help establish this routine.
In order to potty train a puppy, you should reward it with good praise and possibly a treat after it has successfully accomplished the task in the correct area. In doing so, the puppy understands that this was a good thing to do and it pleases you so it will want to keep doing it.
When you go to feed your puppy, make sure you stick with dry food. Make sure that you feed your puppy at the same time each day so it goes potty at the same time each day or evening. Changing it’s feeding times will not allow it to get into this routine that’s so vital when potty training a puppy.
Young puppies need a lot of water. Make sure it has it’s water container filled at all times but take it away about 2 hours before bed time. This way it won’t need to be taken out in the middle of the night.
Lastly, try to keep the puppies area clean at all times. A dirty area may discourage your puppy not allowing it get used to the area. You don’t want to give it any excuses.
Those are a few tips to help potty train your puppy. Hopefully, you have found them useful. If you can just remember to be a little patient potty training will be a thing of the past.