If you are a dog owner, you know and understand the frustration that comes with house training your pet. There are many different methods when it comes to house training your dog. However, many of these techniques focus on waiting until the dog has an accident before correcting the behavior. Here, you will discover dog house training techniques that look to train a canine prior to an accident occurring. This type of house training is not punitive in any fashion. As a matter of fact, it is a much more rewarding experience for both you and your pet.
There are some basic things that you should understand prior to starting training for potty habits with your dog. You should begin house training as soon as you acquire the pet. It does not matter if the dog is an adult or a puppy – all dogs can be trained equally. Naturally, it is easier to train a young dog because there are no bad habits that must be broken. However, even the oldest of dogs can learn. The next thing that you should understand is that adult canines have much more bladder control than those dogs that are still young. Bladder control comes with age, as does learning certain behaviors.
There are many “basic” times that you can safely assume that a dog needs to relieve themselves. If a dog has been asleep, you can assume that they must relieve themselves once they wake up. If it seems as if the dog is attempting to go to sleep, it is important to take them for a walk to see if they have the urge to relieve themselves. You should also ensure that you allow the pet the opportunity to relieve themselves immediately after a meal, or up to a half an hour later. If you develop a schedule with the dog of walking them outdoors at these times throughout the day, and other times throughout the day, eventually, that pet will come to understand the importance of going outdoors when they feel bladder and/or bowel urges.
When engaging in dog house training, it is important to understand the importance of praise. Dogs love lots of attention and love! When training your canine, it is absolutely imperative that you seek to do so in a positive manner. If your pet relieves themselves outdoors, it is important that you praise them in a positive and upbeat tone. You should pet them and play around with them. The animal will work to ensure that they receive this type of positive attention on a consistent basis. This means that the more positive, encouraging, and playful you are when the dog acts in a manner that is for to your goals, the harder the animal will work to ensure that they produce the same results.
You may come to situations in which the dog is attempting to relieve themselves in an area that is unsuitable to you. It is absolutely important to address this issue immediately! If you catch them performing the act, you should firmly tell them “no” and take them to an area in which they have used previously. You then inform the animal in a firm, strict tone that they are to use this area. If they continue with relieving themselves, you should then back it up on a positive note. You should be positive and tell them what a good dog that they are. This will reinforce the fact that they have done well by going in the spot that you have designated, and it will feel much better for them than to hear the firmness in your voice that they previously experienced.
If you experience an issue where, regardless of how hard you have tried, the dog just is not taking to your house training; there may be a bigger issue at hand. You should also be concerned if you know that your pet is house trained, yet, they start to experience many accidents. These accidents may be related to the physical health of the pet. The animal may be experiencing an issue with an infection, the bladder, the bowels, and the digestive system in general, and a number of other health conditions, diseases, and complications. If you suspect this, it is important to set up an appointment with a veterinarian for a physical examination and blood work.
Dog house training can be a challenge, but it can be an exciting obstacle. The closer of a bond that you develop with your dog, the more effective the results. By being encouraging and positive, your pet will learn the behaviors that you expect from them. However, if dog house training is performed in a way that it is actually punitive, or you are not doing your part, you can expect this task to result in failure. By following the simple tips listed here, your dog can be the next house trained dog!