Tips for Potty Training Your Dog

When it comes to potty training your dog, consistency, patience and positive reinforcement are key factors. We’ve put together a few tips that can help potty train your dog in a short amount of time!

Stick to Routine

Sticking to a routine is a big factor when it comes to potty training a pet. Be sure to feed your dog at the same time every morning and night, then wait 20 minutes before you take them out to go the bathroom. This way, they will have to go the bathroom when you’re outside, teaching them that they need to go the bathroom outside and not in the house.

Go Outside

A lot of dog owners tend to open the back door and just let the dog out by himself. If you’re not with the dog outside, you won’t have any idea if he went the bathroom or not. Puppies can get distracted easily. From a squirrel, to a bunny, to a butterfly, they could instantly stop going the bathroom and chase after it. This could cause them to finish going the bathroom later on inside the house. Be sure to go outside with them and make sure they go the bathroom before returning into the house.

Give Him Attention

Puppies are no different than children in the sense that they can get into a lot of trouble if you’re not constantly watching them. If you turn around for even a few seconds, they could go the bathroom in the house or jump up on the counter and steal food. They need to be given attention and taught what’s right and wrong at a young age. If they don’t learn potty training early on, it could be more difficult to teach them at an older age.

By following these 3 tips, your pup should be potty trained in no time! Looking for in-home dog training? Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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