Dog House Training: Some Advice On What to Look Forward To by Richard Cussons

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There is no way for your house breaking, or dog house training plan, to be firmly in place until your puppy is 6 months old at the minimum, unless you have a way of keeping track of it round the clock. For now, your puppy is an incredible growing machine: eating a lot, playing a lot, and definitely eliminating a lot, it also seems! They still need more time and training to fully learn bowel and bladder control.

How to Continue House Training Even if You Are Not Home

Limit the movements of your pet to a small, ‘puppy-proofed’ (no stuff to get peed upon, or spilled, or broken) room and cover the entire floor with newspaper or toilet paper. Bring his bed, toys and food/water bowls there. Initially, there is simply no sense of order as to how your puppy eliminates there. He will also want to play with anything that he can get a hold with using his mouth, and drag them all over his little den (a not too shabby den, from his point of view, if he is properly introduced to it).

It may really look chaotic, but more puppies often do this than not, and as the owner your dog, you simply have to live with it. But don’t let it bother you; it is just one more detail in the daily adventures of a normal puppy owner. What you cannot do is to confine your dog to that area for long stretches of time, no matter how bad you feel because of the mess. Second, whenever you get home, clean up the mess and replace the soiled papers with new ones.

Passive House Training or Paper Training

During the confinement of your dog, he is growing into the habit of pooing on paper; indeed, which ever way he turns, he eliminates on paper. With the passing of days, he will start preferring a certain spot for relieving himself. It will be time for you to limit the area covered with paper, once the dog’s relief spot is really final such that the rest of the papers, except that one, stay clean all day. This is news that indicates your dog house training is really underway.

Start picking the paper off the spots that are furthest from the dog’s favorite relief spot. A time will come that you will even need to leave paper only at that area. If the dog misses the paper, then that means you reduced the area too fast for your dog to adjust. Go back then to covering a larger section.

Note the time that your puppy starts relieving himself only on the paper you’ve left. From this point on, you can –bit by an inch bit—shift the papers to a location you think is more practical and for the long-run. Every time your dog misses, it means you’re moving too fast. Retrace your steps and start over. It is normal for the plan to go back to square one just when you thought the dog had it all in his head. But if you tough it out in this strategy, your puppy will grow up as a star scholar of this dog house training.

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Richard Cussons is giving advice regarding dog house training. Visit bedogsavvy.com in order to house train a dog successfully.

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