Is there anything worse?
You wake up in the morning and the first thing you notice is the smell of dog poop! You come out of your bedroom and your puppy is playing around his poo! yuck!
Is there anything more frustrating!
Puppy Toilet Training
You take your puppy or 1-year old dog out to pee-pee. After they go pee-pee you return back inside. Within seconds of coming back inside your dog decides, he needs to go again but this time he goes over your new rug.
Some dog owners find that toilet training a puppy or dog is one of the most frustrating and annoying things to do especially for new owners.
But it’s really not that difficult.
The difference is how much time and dedication you put into coaching your puppy. And the thing is…there are a lot of little tricks of puppy toilet training that will turn your puppy around and you are probably not using most of them.
The problem is that most people do not do any of these things because they have not been told about these simple tricks. It has never been explained how important these little things are in toilet training your puppy.
5 Simple Steps
These simple tricks are not difficult or complicated.
1. Stay calm:
First, you need to keep in mind that you are responsible for training your puppy. Like training a young child or baby to use a potty. You can not take your frustrations out on them if they are not toilet trained.
Being annoyed and shouting at your puppy will not encourage them to be relaxed and follow your commands to pee-pee outside.
Just imagine you trying to go to the toilet with an angry person standing there staring at you!
So, rubbing your dog’s nose in their pee to show them not to do it there again is nonsense. It does not work. People doing this sort of stuff completely missed the point.
Think about it…
Why do you suppose your puppy pee-peed in the house?
Because they needed to go.
After all, they have been holding it all day, they’re probably at the point of bursting, needed to go and they know they gotta go pee-pee…like right NOW!
And if the door is shut, then what do you expect?
So, you come home, find the mess and out of frustration after a bad day, you rub your puppy’s nose in it…they are still not sure where they are supposed to go.
Basically what you are doing when you are yelling at your puppy for going pee-pee in front of the couch is you are telling him to go somewhere else…
But they are still not sure where they are supposed to go!
The next step, you need to show them. You need to train them.
2. Remain focused on the goal:
After people start toilet training their puppy the biggest mistake they make is taking their eyes off the goal and stop toilet training too soon. Their poor puppy goes back to getting it wrong and they get yelled at…
The secret is…
Keep rewarding your puppy with treats every time they go pee-pee in the right place. For a long time!
Reward them immediately after they finish, not 30 minutes later. It should be within 2 seconds, otherwise, the connection to the pee-pee they just did will be lost and the dog will not get it.
Your puppy finally gets it and he thinks…”So if I pee-pee on the grass you give me the most amazing treat?” “Ok…Deal!”
One little tip I heard from a 40-minute toilet training audio is to leave a jar with treats outside by the pee-pee area so that even if you forget to take treats out with you there are some at hand.
3. How long will it take:
Keep in mind puppies are still young and small. Like young children, they are still learning and it takes time.
Potty training your puppy takes TIME and PATIENCE! Sometimes it takes 3 years or more for a young child.
If you remain consistent, it will become easy for you to train the puppy or dog.
So relax and focus on the success.
4. The rug:
I’m going to give you a little tip I heard from that toilet training audio I mentioned earlier.
Your puppy discovers a nice thick rug, not the carpet. The rug feels a bit like grass and looks like a good spot to go pee-pee. They go pee-pee or worse poo-poo!
You discovered your puppy has gone on your new, thick, white shag rug and it’s very hard to get the stains and smell out of it.
Even when you have it carefully cleaned, your puppy can still pick up the smell of pee or poo, so now it smells like a good place to go.
Now your beautiful expensive white shag rug is a very costly toilet mat!
The secret. Pick up your rug and put it away for 6 months while it still in perfect condition.
5. Education is everything:
There are so many things to think about in toilet training and you probably will not think of them all on your own.
The best place I found by far to get all the tips about dog and puppy training including toilet training is Doggy Dan’s website The Online Dog Trainer.
Dan even offers a 3 Day $1 trial of the site that YOU can take advantage of, so I suggest you take a look at inside the site today!
Inside the site, you get over 250 videos including a whole section with an amazing 40-minute recording on toilet training your puppy. This website covers everything that you could possibly want to know.
Here are some tips to give you so you can get an idea of what’s inside.
– Those tricky times. What to do during the night and what you need to do to prevent accidents when you are at work. How long to leave them and what to leave them with.
– Setting your puppy up to win so that they cannot make mistakes.
– Why some older puppies relapse at 4 months old and why you need to get them back on track.
– Older dogs. Why much older dogs suddenly start going in the house and what to do to stop it.
– Habit Breaking. How to break an old habit if your puppy is going pee-pee all over the house.
– Crate training. Everything you need to know about crate training your puppy if you choose to use this method.
You get all the tips and advice on every topic on toilet training such as cleaning up the mess, feeding, watering and toilet schedules.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this topic. If you are struggling and want to end the frustration now then I strongly suggest you take a look at Doggy Dan’s site The Online Dog Trainer and check out the Toilet Training section.
Dan offers you the 3 Day $1 trial of the site HERE.
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