Potty Training

This is the phase of training that frustrates new puppy owners the most. No one likes constantly cleaning up their puppies messes. But it comes with the territory. Every puppy is different, some learn quicker than other and some slower than others.

The basic process is combined with crate training. Puppies should never run loose in your house without you being able to monitor them 100 percent of the time. That way the second you see the signs that say they are about to go, you should say lets go pee pee or poo poo. You should be consistent with your commands so you don’t confuse them.  Every time you remove them from your crate, you should take them immediately outside until they pee and poop. This may take up to fifteen minutes sometime. If you get in a hurry and don’t wait for them to poop, they will poop inside the house and think that’s the routine.And sometimes they take two poops.  Once they do their business, praise them for being a good pet.  Let them go outside and stay outside as long as possible. Puppies as a rule can only hold their bladders one hour for every month of age.

CONSISTANT PATTERNS are neccesary.   Try to take them outside in the morning about the same time and as early as possible. I get up about five o’clock every morning and take them outside while its cool.

I feed them outside and water them and let them play.  When I bring them inside, I let them roam around and play. When I have to stop and can’t monitor them, I put them back in their cages.

I feed my puppies at the same time every day. First thing in morning, around noon,  and a small amount around three to five. Now everyone has to adjust this to their own schedules but consistency is they key. Do not feed them in their cage.

If they do make a mess in the house, don’t make a big deal of it.  Just clean it up and go on. Make sure to spray the spot with some odor eliminator or every time the puppy smells this spot he will think its a place to go.

Be strong, patient and consistent.

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