Buying a new pup for home brings a lot of excitement and joy. These cannel friends are playful and adorable. No matter from which breed do they belong, they develop an emotional attachment with the owner. However, beginners often find themselves creating mess around the house.
Poop accidents, mishandling of toys, unusual behavior, and many other things can irritate you. But do not worry. Things get settled after house training. Being a new family member, these furry friends need some time. If you train them consistently, they will learn all the house rules in no time.
So, if you are planning to bring a pup for the first time, this guide is for you.Follow all the tips and enjoy a good time with your dog. So, let’s begin:
Create a Routine
Developing a routine will let your pup get habitual with all the activities. After some days, the pet will start relating the activity with time. For instance, if the pup goes for a walk in the morning, breakfast will remind him about the morning walk. Here are some tips for setting up a routine:
Decide a Bathroom Spot
Create a bathroom spot and take the pup to this spot after regular intervals. Puppies can hold urine as per their age. For instance, a three-month-old can hold urine for three hours. Likewise, a two-month-old can hold up to two months. But make sure to show consistency.
Just like outside grass, puppies feel comfortable on carpets and rugs. Thus, they often urinate on it. If you have a carpet or rug at home, put extra effort into the bathroom training of your pup.
Set Times for Play and Fun
Do not let them play anytime they want. There should be a timetable from early puppyhood. Like you can go along for a morning walk after the pup wakes up. You can play in the evening and have an activity time at night.
Always Give Treats and Rewards
Never miss the chance of giving rewards. Attention (both good and bad is a reward), so tread accordingly. A favorite toy is the best idea. But make sure to give a reward instantly. It will make the pup associate the meaning of reward with good behavior, like a reward after every poop and pee in the washroom.
Set a Feeding Schedule
Pups should be fed in multiple portions. Generally, there are three to four portions in a day. But setting a time for each portion is important. Like you can give the first portion after the morning walks, second before a nap, third in the evening, and last at night.
Set up a Sleeping Routine
If your pup is getting habitual of the bathroom trips, be prepared to get clues at night. Yes, the puppy will wake you up at night and ask to go to the bathroom. But make sure that you and your pet sleep right after the bathroom visit.
Supervise / Spend Quality Time
Without training, puppies should never be left unattended. Acute supervision is important no matter where they are. For this, you can tether the pup with a leash for some time. If you are planning to bring a pup somewhere, that can count as quality time if the activity is focused on them.
However, carefully notice signs like barking, scratching, or circling. These signs show that the pup needs to go outside. Quickly grab the leash and take the pup to the bathroom (if you have started the poo training).
Also, set fixed words for certain acts like poop for indicating the poop time, playtime for showing freedom and fun.
You can also crate train your pup if you want to leave him alone. Apart from it, you can select any confined space for leaving the pup. However, make sure to take the pup to the bathroom right after returning.
Be Prepared for Accidents
Dealing with a pup is likely to bring a lot of accidents. Instead of getting frustrated, be mentally prepared. Punishments will do nothing but make things worse. The adorable one will start getting scared of you. So, be consistent with the words you have selected for training and clean the area in case of accidents.
Consider the Breed Size
The bladder of a dog is in proportion to its size; small dogs have smaller bladders, whereas big dogs have bigger bladders. Therefore, you will have an easier time training German Shepherd puppies as compared to toy dog puppies since larger breeds have a higher bladder control.
So, small breeds are more likely to have frequent bathroom tips due to their bladder size. Furthermore, their small size means they can fit anywhere; hiding in every corner is not a big deal for them. So, you need to supervise them carefully.
Plan for the Time When You are Away
Pups are small and adorable creatures, always needing supervision for their mischievous acts. If you have planned for some trips and tours, do not buy the pup at this pup. When you are bringing this little one home, make sure to fulfill your responsibility.
With a pup, you can only stay outside for three to four hours. It’s better if you take the pup along with you. In case of our absence, take the following steps:
- Ask someone to take care of your puppy.
- Make sure that the pup is trained.
- Confine them to one area. However, there should be a small playplace and some space for sleeping. Make one small elimination area. Put some newspaper or pet pee pads in this area.
- You can also make a sod box for elimination. Use old plastic boxes or your child’s swimming pool for this purpose.
Wrapping It Up
In short, house training a pup might look like a daunting task. But it can save you from a big mess. Setting up a routine, elimination training, and feeding schedule are some core elements of house training.
Once the puppy is trained, you can spend a peaceful and lovable life with the little one. But do not pressurize. These adorable have a kind heart. Be gentle and give enough time. Within a few days, you will start getting positive results.
But always appreciate with a treat!
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