No live creature is born with knowledge. Set the paper and the park advice aside and do not get upset if your puppy does not understand at first that it should take its needs outside or in a special place, you created, because the dog does not see the living place the same way we do. For a puppy, not having its needs done in the close vicinity of the sleeping place means keeping the home clean. In order to make the dog understand that it must keep the place clean, we need time, patience, and commitment.
By following the procedures below, you will minimize the accidents risk, but, as you may well, know, every dog can have this kind of incident happening inside. The stricter you are about following basic procedures, the faster your dog will learn to behave properly inside the house. However, you must not expect that everything happen in a heart beat, because it will not.
Establishing a Routine
1. Just like in kid’s case, dog handle their life better if they have a schedule. Take your puppy out on a regular basis, starting with doing that every two hours, right after the dog wakes up, finished eating and finished playing.
2. Praise your dog a lot every time it takes the needs outside. You can even offer a reward. However, all that is necessary as soon as the dog finishes the process, not after getting back inside. This step is very important because this way the dog will understand what your expectations are.
3. Choose a place, not too far from the entrance door where your dog can take the needs in case of emergency. Always take your dog there with the help of the leash. Take the dog out or play with it only after the dog took care of the needs. If you clean up the house after an accident had happened make sure the dog does not see it. In case the dog notices, get a paper towel or a rag to clean up, and take that object to the special place you chose for emergency needs. The sense of smell will guide the dog there next time, and there will be no more accident in time. While the dog eliminates use encouraging words that will remember your dog what it has to do.
4. If possible, impose a regulate meal schedule to your dog. Depending on the dog’s age, the puppies must eat three four times a day. The food you give it at the same hour everyday will help the dog regulate the digestion and establish a good routine during training sessions.
Do not offer the little one the possibility to get you home all dirty, watch the dog all the time while inside. You can use a long leash or a holding aria when you are not home. Try to watch the dog permanently and notice the signs that can tell you that the dog needs to go out, like scratching the door, sniffing in excess, or spinning. When you see this kind of behavior, take the dog out, in a leash, at the special place you created for the dog needs, and never forget to praise and reward the dog the minute it finishes.