House Training a puppy can be accomplished quickly if you stick to the most important principles of positive reinforcement training: Make the environment as error free as possible and reward your puppy highly for “performing” in the appropriate place.
- Fair schedule: Give the puppy/dog opportunity to eliminate often.
- Keep the area he has to keep clean quite small at first. That is where crate training comes in very handy.
- Teach the puppy to “perform” when you are next to your pup and puppy/dog is on leash. This is particularly important in urban environments.
- Never reprimand your puppy for making a mistake! Just keep rewarding the successful efforts.
- Be mindful of food and water intake in relationship to when puppy clearly will have to “go”. The younger the dog the more mindful you need to be.
- Don’t be afraid to take your dog outside for house training purposes….
- If you have an older dog who loses his house training: Take your dog to the vet first to see if there are any underlying health issues. If not: proceed as if house training again.
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