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Intro to housetraining

2021-12-25  PetsCareTip

Give your new family member only limited access to the house until you've established certain housetraining practices. Create an area where you can confine your pet and their messes. A little effort now saves lots of frustration and paper towels later on. 

Whether housetraining a new puppy or solving a soiling problem in an older dog, the basic principles are the same:

  • Prevent your dog from making mistakes
  • Make it easy for your dog to do the right thing in the right place
  • Praise and reward your dog for getting it right

The more time you devote to housetraining and the sooner you start, the faster and easier it will be-so if you can, take a few days or even a week off work when you bring your dog or puppy home. If you stick closely to the routine, you can housetrain a puppy within a few weeks, and an adult dog within a few days.

All you need to know to housetrain a puppy or dog

  • Setting up house and home
  • The three-step program
  • When it’s time to stop

Frequently asked questions

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    What’s the benefit of using a crate to housetrain my dog?
  • What if my dog doesn’t like his crate?
  • Can’t I just leave my dog in the yard until he’s housetrained?
  • What if I don’t like using a crate?

By PetsCareTip.Com

2021-12-25  PetsCareTip