Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 8 years ago

Potty training my puppy?

Hi. I have a puppy and hes about 11 weeks, Hes quite smart does kiss,sit,paw and up. he can go for days without any accidents in the house, but somtimes he will sneak off and 'dirty' and the other day he just stood and weed where i was, he knows its wrong because he runs off into his cage, when he does wrong i show him what hes done, tell him No and when he goes outside he gets a treat and a goodboy after doing it outside. if i take him out every hour he will do his buisness but he never cries to go out or does anything to tell me he needs to go? and not quite there yet, any tips on this potty training? Thanks.

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  • 8 years ago
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    8 Steps to House training a Puppy

    1 - The first thing to remember about house

    training a puppy is they can not hold

    themselves long. Rule of thumb is 1 hour

    for each month old. Therefore a 3 month

    old pup should be able to control himself/

    herself for 3 hours.

    2 - The second thing to remember is you

    take the pup out, on a leash, to be walked.

    Not send the pup out. You have to be there

    when pooch does the deed so you can

    praise the pup, right then. Let the pup know

    it is a job well done. Throw a real praise party!

    There are key times a pup needs to be taken

    out. When pooch wakes up from any sleep

    time & at bed time. After eating and/or

    drinking. After playing, exercise stimulates

    the "need to go."

    3 - Plus there are the odd times when a

    pups gotta do what a pups gotta do. You

    have to learn the pups behavior when

    looking for the spot to go. Pups should

    not have the run of the house till pooch

    is trained. You should keep the pup in

    the room with you so you can keep an

    eye on pooch. When you see the search,

    get 'em outside. If you catch the pup

    making a pile or puddle, just say "NO!",

    pick pooch up and get 'em outside. Use

    an enzyme cleaner (Natures Miracle or

    Simple Solutions)(pet store) to clean up.

    Do not let the pup see you cleaning up,

    it gives them the idea that is your job.

    Outside is okay, just not inside. If you

    find a puddle or pile after the fact, clean

    it up with an enzyme cleaner (pet food

    store) get a newspaper and hit....

    yourself in the head and say "I should

    have been paying more attention." Do

    not try to punish a pup after the fact.

    They will NOT get it.

    4 - You have to be diligent & consistent.

    I can not stress that enough so let me

    repeat. You have to be diligent & consistent.

    If you do your job the pup will catch on

    pretty quick.

    5 - You need to keep pooch contained

    at night. Either crate or put the pup in a

    bathroom. But remember the 1 hour rule.

    You should get up and take 'em out at night.

    6 - You can also teach the pup to go on

    command by picking the word you will

    use for each function, when the pup is

    about to go repeat the word till the pup

    starts going then tell 'em what a good

    boy/girl they are.

    7 - You can also teach them to ring a

    bell when they need to go by mounting

    one low on the door frame and ring it

    with the pups foot when you go out.

    8 - Last thing, never, ever rub your

    pups nose in their waste. Besides

    being nasty it only tells the pup you

    want pooch to ingest the waste. Also,

    never, ever hit a dog. That will only

    tell the dog you are not to be trusted.

    So, these are the 8 Steps to

    House training a Puppy Good luck!

    Article by B. Williams

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