Dog training tips

Puppy potty training

You should start potty training the day your bring your dog home. Before allowing your puppy to come in the house, bring him on the lead to the garden. When he relieves himself praise him.

Young puppies can not control their bladder as older dogs so they are always in a hurry to relieve themselves and cannot wait. Just be aware of that and keep an eye on your puppy indoors. When he turns around on a spot bring him outside so that he can relieve himself.

Trying to feed your puppy at regular times will help you potty train your dog. After your puppy has finished his meal, bring him to the garden as he will need to relieves himself. When this happens, you can reward him.

If an accident happens in the house, do not scream at your puppy but bring him to the garden. To clean the area use appropriate cleaning product. Dogs are extremely sensible to smells also if the area is not cleaned properly your dog might be confused next time he needs to go to the toilets.

Puppy crate training

Crate training is recommended when bringing home a puppy. When left alone, some anxious puppies - and even older dogs – start chewing furnitures. The dog crate will give you peace of mind knowing that your puppy can not get hurt. Before starting the crate training, make sure the crate is comfortable enough: put your puppy's bed in it. When your puppy enters in the dog crate, you could say the word 'Bed' and reward him with a dog treat. Do not force your puppy to go in the crate: the dog crate has to be a pleasant experience so that he feels secure. Instead of this, you can lure him into the dog crate with toys or treats. Just be patient, soon his dog crate will be his safe spot.

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