What’s the trick to successfully house training your dog? Let her go by her own instincts and do it her way.
House Training the Natural Way
Dogs are really clean creatures. They don’t want to get themselves, or their eating and sleeping areas messed up any more than you do. They are also creatures of habit. If they get used to going in the grass, they don’t really want to go on the driveway. Just use these natural tendencies and you’ll have much better success at training your pet.
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Determine the Living Area
Start off by giving your dog a very special place for sleeping. It can be anything from a box to a crate to a big towel. At first, she my not be able to help herself and eliminate on her bed. But once she gets it, and realizes this is where she will have to sleep, she will do everything she can to avoid that special place. Once your pet gets used to the fact that that’s her bed, you can take her bed with you wherever you go around the hose. Then just lease her to that spot by closing her in, or tying her with a leash, depending on the type of bed, so she can’t leave it. You may even want to tie her to yourself so that she has to accompany you wherever you go.
Set Up the Toilet Area
Next is where she will go potty. It could be a special place in the yard, or whenever you take her for a walk. Be sure you’re close to this spot whenever she is ready to go. And be sure you’re with her every time she needs to go until she has formed the habit. Just remember that if she goes somewhere else, that other spot is going to become her habitual spot. So, there’s a trick to all of this. Just to make it easier on you and your dog, feed her on a regular schedule. Whatever goes in one end on a regular schedule will come out the other end on a regular schedule. So if you know when she is scheduled to go potty, you simply take her to her spot on that schedule. Typically you can plan on normal healthy dogs having to eliminate every eight hours. Be sure not to put her in an area without access to her toilet area for very long. If she can’t hold on, she will soil her bed, herself or her den and this could become a habit. This would just extend the time for housetraining.
House Training: Making it Complete
After your dog starts using her toilet area regularly without mishaps in her den, you can then expand her den to the whole house. Start out with just one room at a time. But don’t let her roam unless you are absolutely certain that her bowels are empty. As long as you are around, you can let her sleep, eat and run to her heart’s content. But when you can’t be there, you must put her back in her bed or her den. When she is comfortable with this room, move on to the next.
Get Natural House Training done quicker
As long as you follow this schedule, you’ll have a housebroken dog in no time. If you want to speed up the process, simply reward her every time she uses her toilet area. Also, be sure you don’t reprimand her because it will just slow down the process.
House Training issues
* If she continues to make mistakes, you’ll need to take her to the toilet area more often, or not give her as much free reign.
* Still soiling her bed? She’s probably there too long and just couldn’t hold it, or she hasn’t figured out yet that this is her bed. Medical issues and urinary tract infections can sometime cause dogs to “wet their bed” while sleeping.
* Occasionally, dogs will simply drink too much water. If that’s your dog, give her less water, take her to her toilet more often or give her more to do so she isn’t bored.
* If the den isn’t made to feel like a fun place, she may feel imprisoned there and may exhibit barking, chewing, anxiety and whining, etc. Just be sure her den is a fun place to be.
* If accidents continue to happen, you’ll need to take her to the vet to check out any medical conditions.
* Be sure your dog gets a good diet of dry food. Not table scraps, or different brands. If you do have to change a brand, mix the two gradually to blend in the new brand.
Accidents Do Happen
If you find an accident, don’t punish your pet. Just clean it up. If you punish the dog, they will only think you are mad at them. It doesn’t tell them anything about why you are punishing them. Having an accident only means that you have let her into the house too soon. So don’t give her access to the house until you can trust her. Until the accidents stop, it’s back to crate training. You need to do a better job of estimating her needs and she needs more time to get her bladder and bowels under control.