Successfully house training your puppy takes patience, preparation, and a few practical items. In this article I will outline some basic house training tips for how to house train your puppy.
Whether you are thinking of getting your puppy from a shelter or a breeder you will need to prepare.
14 Tips To Train Your Puppy
- First begin by selecting an area in your home where you will keep your new puppy.
- Set up a kennel or crate as a home base for your puppy. Also purchase a long leash.
- Get started by creating a daily routine from the start. You’ll likely need to take your young puppy out every two hours. If you have to work during the day or leave for long periods of time everyday you will need to paper train your puppy at first. After awhile you can work up to taking your puppy outdoors.
- During the night you will need to keep your puppy confined to his kennel or crate.
- Use the leash to keep your puppy restrained to one designated area of your home.
- Place paper in close proximity to the kennel so that you may teach the puppy that this is where he should use the bathroom.
- When you allow your puppy out of his kennel in the morning he will need a bathroom break immediately. Make sure that the puppy uses the paper. Your puppy will remember this and recognize the scent and begin to use this area every time.
- While you are home during the day keep a watchful eye on your puppy. Puppies like to mark their territory as they explore.
- If your puppy uses the bathroom somewhere other than the designated paper area be sure to quickly clean the area thoroughly so that no scent remains.
- If you catch your puppy attempting to use the bathroom somewhere other than the paper area you should immediately pickup your puppy and take him to the designated area. You’ll have to repeat this process over and over again until your puppy understands which area he should use for his bathroom breaks.
- Once you have the puppy comfortable with his indoor routine you’ll need to take the next step and take your puppy outdoors.
- Be sure to keep your puppy on a regular feeding schedule that is appropriate for his age and breed.
- Make it a habit to take your puppy out for walks in the morning; after feeding, and before bedtime.
- After some time your puppy will become comfortable with the routine. He will begin to signal to you when it is time for him to go out. Your puppy will do this by standing by the door and barking and/or wagging his tail.
You will have to have some patience and understanding of your new puppy. He will need time to acclimate to his new surroundings. When your puppy encounters strange people in the home it is natural that he will pee as a reaction.
Each puppy is different, but house training your new fur baby will require a lot of praise and attention from the start. Once you taken your puppy through the initial training you can feel confident to allow him to roam your house from room to room.
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