House-Training Your New Puppy
Puppies are loads of fun. They are playful, cuddly, and cute. Most people love puppies. But most people do not love training their puppy to use the restroom out of doors. It doesn’t have to be too difficult. Here are some guidelines to help you house- train your new puppy.
When you bring your new puppy home it is tempting to take him/her into your home, turn them loose, and let them run and play all over the place. After all, puppies are cute and playful. But if you want to make it easier on yourself you will avoid doing this. Dog Myths about the home training will be nullified through the experts. Keeping of the dogs indoor will not invite smell and dirt in fact there will be safety for the person.
The first thing that you should do when you bring your puppy home is to take him/her on a long walk. This serves two purposes. One, it helps your puppy to relax. Going to a new home can be stressful on your new pup. Walking helps to calm him, which makes him less likely to have an accident when he gets indoors. Two, walking stimulates your pup to use the restroom. Since he is relieving himself on the walk he is unlikely to need to relieve himself on your floor.
After a good walk of about thirty minutes or so, you can bring your pup into his new environment. It is best when you first bring the new pup home to have one room designated for you to spend time with him in. It is important to limit his space at first so that you are able to monitor him at all times, which prevents accidents.
This does not mean that your pup will never be able to be in the rest of the house. It simply allows you to know his movements and be there to support his needs. For example, if your pup needs to use the restroom when he is in the kitchen, but you are in the bedroom what do you think will happen? Right, there will be a mess to clean up. If you are there with him you can get him outside before it is too late.
Of course there will be times when you can not be with your pup. At these times you will want to place him, in a quiet area in your home, inside a dog crate. This will prevent him from getting into trouble or injuring himself. Make sure that as soon as you remove him from the crate you take him for a nice walk so that he may relieve himself outside. But do not leave a pup in a crate for extended periods of time. He will not be able to hold his bladder for too long.
Some other key times to make sure your pup gets outside are after eating or drinking, after vigorous play, and after napping. Be consistent, regular routines work best. And remember that accidents will happen. When they do it is imperative that you do not overreact or get angry. This will not help! The most important thing is to get the mess cleaned up fast and thoroughly. Your local pet store offers many products that are designed to neutralize odors. This is important as a deterrent to future marking. The best deterrent for marking, however, is spaying or neutering your dog before they are 6 months old.
Your new puppy will bring great joy into your home. Walk your pup several times a day, monitor him when he is indoors, and be consistent. Following these tips you will have the tools you need to help your puppy be successful with house-training. If you are adopting an older dog you may also use these same guidelines when training him/her to use the restroom outside. Enjoy your new pup!