How to Potty Train a Puppy in No Time
Consistency ensures you potty train a puppy in little time.
Puppies have small bladders and can only hold their urine for a
short amount of time. Failing to provide ample opportunities for
puppies to go outside and relieve their bladder or bowels will
result in failed potty training.
When you bring home a new puppy, make sure you have ample
opportunities throughout the day to potty train a puppy. Crate
training works to extend the amount of time a puppy manages
between potty trips, Even if you crate train, a puppy will have
accidents if you do not take him outside a few times a day.
Quickly Potty Train a Puppy by Crate Training
Dogs instinctively know not to empty their bladder or bowels
in their sleeping area. Dogs like to stay clean and will keep
their sleeping area clean. When you crate train, you help teach
a puppy how to hold his bladder. You will fail, however, if you
leave the puppy in a crate for an unreasonable amount of time.
Never place puppy pads in the dog's crate. Pads teach them it
is okay to urinate or defecate inside their crate
By nine weeks of age, a puppy should be able to hold its
bladder for seven hours. However, his brings them to the point
when it feels like their bladder will burst, so always start
with trips outside every few hours. When they go potty outside,
reward them with lots of praise and a tasty treat.
If they do have an accident inside, scold them only if you
catch them in the act. Pick them up immediately and take them
outside to the approved spot. If your dog is whining, use that
as a cue to go outside immediately.
As the puppy ages, start stretching the time between potty
breaks. Eventually, a dog should be able to hold it for a full
work day or overnight.
Regulate Feeding Times While You Potty Train a Puppy
Feeding a puppy at regular intervals helps when you potty
train a puppy. The dog's bowels will be on a pattern if you
maintain set feeding times, so you can arrange trips outside to
coincide a few hours after meals. Provide fresh water during the
meal and then start taking the puppy outside an hour later when
the bladder will have filled up.
Reward the puppy with attention or a small dog treat when he
does go outside. Remember that a puppy will need to go outside
at least five or six times a day, every four hours or so. When
the dog starts to associate outside with potty breaks, even
holding his bladder for seven hours, a dog will need to go
outside a minimum of three times per day. Don't expect a morning
bathroom break and evening bathroom break to be enough.
When you potty train a puppy, make sure every time the puppy
does what he should that he is rewarded verbally and with
affection. Dogs crave their owner's attention and that goes a
long way in effectively potty training a puppy.
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