Probably the biggest bone of contention – pardon the pun – is when owners have to deal with dog house training problems. Dog owners don’t want to clean up carpets that a dog has peed on, so they want to deal with those problems as quickly as they can, and here is how.
Use The Dog’s Instinct
A dog will not pee where it sleeps, so if you confine the dog to a crate or pen while you are gone, or while it is sleeping, you won’t have to worry about the dog peeing. Dog’s are clean animals, and won’t use their ‘dens’ as toilets.
If you find the dog has peed in its den area, then the likely reason is that it was left in there for too long.
It is important to remember that some dogs – especially small dogs – do not have large bladders and cannot hold it as long.
Watch For Boredom
Some dogs are known to have accidents if they are bored, which is a major reason for dog house training problems. If a dog is bored, it will drink a lot of water and therefore have to pee more. Do the following if you find your dog drinking a lot of water:
1. Take the dog to their pee area on a more regular basis
2. Provide the dog with toys
3. Provide the dog with something to distract them from boredom
The Den As A Safe Area
If the dog pees in its den area, it is probably because it is not feeling secure or safe there. If they wine a lot or bark in their den, they are not comfortable where they are.
Make sure you create a safe and healthy environment for your dog in their den area to help them be more at ease and have less dog house training problems.