Are you desperate to get your pet house trained so you can get a break from scrubbing your carpets clean? Your new dog is so adorable, but do you find that you’re on edge waiting for the next time he is going to have a little ‘accident’? I want to share with you the best tips for house training your dog and what the best dog house training aids are!
DOG HOUSE TRAINING – THE FACTS
Up until they are about 6 months old, your puppy with need to go to the toilet ALOT! Whatever goes in will need to come out pretty much straight away!
Pee pads/house training pads are absolute MUST HAVE dog house training aids. Some people choose to use newspaper but the benefit of the pads is that they are absorbent and many of them are scented, so your house doesn’t smell of pee!
WHEN YOU ARE AT HOME WITH YOUR DOG
Take your puppy to his ‘toilet’ space (your yard/garden etc) every 45-60 minutes or so. Use one particular phrase such as ‘toilet’ or ‘be clean’ and keep repeating this. Pups love to learn and they will begin to recognise this word and what you mean. Wait until your puppy has done his business and then praise him with a little treat!
WHEN YOUR DOG IS HOME ON HIS OWN
Ensure the dog is does not have the full freedom of your house when you are not there. Make him comfortable in the kitchen with his bed, food, water and some toys to play with. At first you will need to use quite a few pee pads. Once you’ve figured out where in the room he chooses to go to the toilet, you can use fewer pads. Gradually move the pads closer to the back door. This gets him used to having to go the door when he needs to go out. If he has an accident, you may have been moving the pads too quickly. If you get home and he hasn’t had an accident, make sure you praise him and give him a treat!
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
You should never punish your dog if he has an accident, he won’t understand what he has done wrong. It’s up to you to train him.
Reward him for being a good student!