Once you have brought home your new puppy, and have made him comfortable to the new surroundings, you have to begin training your puppy. In fact the sooner you start the training, the easier will it be for both you and your pet to lead a comfortable and happy life.
Training is very important for your puppy. With training they will understand what is an acceptable action and what is an undesirable action. Dogs usually judge their actions on the response that they get for their actions. Good responses encourage them, and bad ones don’t, so you have to be forthright in expressing yourself to your dog.
Handy Tips On House Training Your Puppy Housebreaking should begin as soon as your puppy is home. The best method is what is know as "crate" training or "denning". The crate simulates the den of a dog and they feel safe. The crate should be large enough to lay comfortably in but not large enough to be able to eliminate in the corner. Puppies do not like to soil in their sleeping area, so use that to your advantage.
Pick a designated area that you want the puppy to eliminate in. If you want the puppy to go outside, start taking him outside. If you are an apartment dweller and he will need to go inside, use the puppy pads for training. Pick a phrase to indicate that you and your puppy are going outside to do the deed. "Let’s go outside" or "Let’s go potty" are some phrases some people use. First thing in morning, take your puppy from his crate and say the phrase as you carry him to the designated area. Put him down and ignore him until he relieves himself. When he does, praise him lavishly.
Puppies live for praise and it won’t take long for him to associate the phrase with the deed and the praise. Keep the puppy in the crate when you cannot watch him to prevent accidents from occurring or the puppy from getting into something he shouldn’t.
Feed your puppy on a regular schedule and take him out shortly after finishing his meal. Another good tip is to pick a weekend when the whole family is home. Set a time for every two hours and take puppy out to designated potty area. Praise him when the deed is done. Usually, the one weekend of this tactic will house train him in no time. Accidents will occur. If you see the puppy circling and sniffing, scoop him up quickly and take him outside. If you miss the accident and find it later, do not scold the puppy or take him back to the area and rub their nose in it. They have a very short memory and have no idea why you are mad.
Clean the area up and apply an odor neutralizer to the area (Equalizer is one that I like) to remove the scent. Patience, persistence and understanding will help your puppy get house-trained in no time.