Anyone who has ever tried to potty train a puppy, knows that it is not for the faint hearted. Training a puppy to use the bathroom outside can be a real challenge. If you haven’t ever dealt with a puppy before, you know how frustrating it can be. However, if you don’t get your puppy trained, it can literally ruin the flooring in your home. Steam Masters is here to share some tips to help make potty training your puppy easier.
What is a Good Puppy Potty Training Schedule?
If you are looking for the perfect solution to potty training woes, a schedule is it. You need to come up with a schedule that includes eating, drinking, playing and going outside to go to the bathroom. When you do, your puppy will start to anticipate when it will be let outside to use the bathroom. This will do wonders for getting your puppy used to using the bathroom only when outside. It is important to remember that your puppy can’t hold it for very long. You should be taking your puppy outside often throughout the day to avoid accidents.
Crate Train Puppy
Having a safe place that you can put your puppy while you are working on training is helpful. Getting your puppy used to being in a crate during the night as well as throughout the day can be helpful in the training process. Puppies won’t use the bathroom when they are in a confined space that they sleep in. A crate offers exactly that.
Should I Give My Puppy Praise & a treat when He Goes Potty Outside?
Every time your puppy uses the bathroom outside, giving it a small treat and throwing out tons of praise will help your puppy know that it did something good. Puppies are usually wanting to please their owner and will likely try and repeat that behavior when you give them enough praise for doing what they are supposed to do. Positive reinforcement has been proven far more successful than any negative attention ever could be.
Pet Accidents are Normal for a Puppy
Your puppy is going to have accidents in the home throughout the training process. It is normal and you should prepare for it. It can be frustrating when things seem to be going so well, but you need to avoid getting angry with the puppy. If you catch the dog in the act, make a startling noise and immediately take the dog outside. If you didn’t see it happen, clean it up and move on. As your puppy learns what it is supposed to do, these accidents will get fewer and further between.
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After you have trained your puppy, and your puppy is used to going to the bathroom outside, it is time to give those carpets a good deep cleaning. While you may have cleaned up any accidents your puppy had, there is a good chance you may have missed one or two as well. At Steam Masters, we will remove any pet urine as well as any odor from your carpet with our deep cleaning services. Call us today!