puppy Pee training

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I land in pee virtually every day. It isn’t something that I anticipate, however it pays for my children’s pitching lessons, sports costs as well as places a roof over my head. Perhaps I shouldn’t teach people how to eliminate a problem that effectively pays my bills, but I’d like to give help where it is needed. Getting a dog is a brilliant inspiration where we leap without so much as a clear thought. What was a thought, becomes an action– and before we know it we are home with our new furry friend. Obviously, I am a professional carpet cleaner and I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about pet stains. Through osmosis I’ve learned a few things on training dogs to go outside too!

Define Their Space For Them

We have faith that our dog will understand that going pee outside is a lot more favorable than going inside our house. However most dogs don’t train so quickly. Our new dog is extremely delicate, just a tiny bit frightened and is in sensory overload. All of its sisters and brothers are gone and now there are new shapes, people, and millions of fresh odors.  This means for good puppy pee training we have to produce a smaller world for our pet and simplify its existence. Taking your dog outside to the region you want them to urinate in is a wonderful place to begin. Have a treat prepared to provide your pet when it goes potty and commend them with your happy voice. Our pets want to please us, they simply don’t know how. It is usually a good idea to tackle your pets’ poor behavior instantly, but in a positive way.

Praise Them

The next step in good puppy pee training  is providing a little place for the dog to spend time in, which is in close proximity to the remainder of the family. Your pet may whine to ask for attention but ignore them. When they stop whining, reward them with praise and a snack. Provide your dog with some chew toys to keep him entertained.  When they chew on something they shouldn’t, replace the chewed on item with an appropriate toy and then praise them when they chew on the appropriate item. You should use this process of joyful words and snacks to teach your pup to do tricks. This will also help your pet learn how to think and learn and they will also learn how to trust you. Keep a record of how long it takes for the puppy to poo and urinate. This may help you determine when it needs to go outside.  Always leave out clean water but limit food to three meals per day. Assess the portion sizes for your puppies breed and set the dish out for half an hour and then take it up. Remember that framework, regularity and kindness are the secrets to success. Try shifting the pee pad, if you are using one, a bit at a time towards the doorway.  The pup may miss the pee pad entirely if you go it too quickly. The pup may miss a lot at first, therefore have patience and remember to not make a huge deal about this but promptly clean up the urine stain.  Always have a container of your favorite pet enzyme available to deal with the pet pee as quickly as it happens. Waiting is a poor idea and we’ll talk about how to cleanup pee stains in a following post. Use your happy words and when the payload reaches the specified landing place reward your puppy.

Crate Them at Night

Crate the pup during the night and take them their designated pee area prior to putting them down for the night. It doesn’t matter how adorable they are. Leaving them with free reign (out of a kennel) during the night is a recipe for catastrophe. They’ll seek out and find all sorts of mischief.  Your pleasant voice will change into a distressed voice which will merely frighten your dog. Attempt to remain optimistic with mishaps and reward achievement. To learn about urine stain removal, check out our post on cleaning and removing pet odors and stains. Good puppy pee training makes for a happy puppy, and a happy owner!