Teach Your Puppy to Let You Know When He Has to ‘Go’
As cute as puppies are, a lot of work goes into caring for and training them. One of the least glamorous parts of training a puppy is house training. House training may not be fun, but it is very important. You obviously don’t want your puppy to have accidents inside of the house, so consider the following tips to teach your puppy to let you know when they have to “go.”
One of the best ways to teach your puppy to “ask to go out to the bathroom” is to set up a schedule. Consider calling your puppy or setting their crate next to your door several times a day. Then, use verbal cues to let your dog know you’re going outside. When you and your dog go outside, use verbal clues again to encourage your dog to use the bathroom. Once your dog does so, make sure to praise your puppy and give them treats. Repeating this schedule will help your puppy understand that they should go to the door of your home when they want to go outside. Your puppy will also learn that they should not use the bathroom until they are invited outside.
Puppies have more active and uncontrollable bladders than older dogs. You will have to establish a strict, but frequent schedule with your puppy. You will also have to be patient, as accidents do happen. The older your puppy gets and the more they learn, the less often you will have to schedule trips outside. Eventually your puppy will understand the schedule and the verbal cues you set into place.
House training a puppy may not be the most exciting part of owning a dog, but it is among the most important. Aside from house training, caring for a puppy is a lot of fun. If you are interested in buying a puppy, or you are seeking supplies for your four-legged friend, consider Little Wonders Puppy Emporium. We have puppies for sale, as well as grooming services, puppy products, organic food and more. Check out our store for yourself at 15 Main Street in Sauville, New York, today!