Potty Training

Our Favorite Potty Training Tips

Believe it or not, potty training is for dogs of all ages and not just puppies. Here at Dog Training Now Charleston, we help all dogs learn the basics of going to the bathroom outside. We find that most owners are not quite sure how to get their pup or older dog on the potty training train, and that’s okay! There are many schools of thought about how to make the process go as smoothly as possible and it can be difficult to sort it all out on the internet.

Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to make potty training successful.

Routine Matters

Dogs love routine, just like humans. They love knowing what comes next. A solid routine not only can help with potty training success but can also make for a much more relaxed dog. Be sure you are taking your dog outside for the bathroom at consistent times of the day. For example, head outside first thing in the morning and any time they first are outside of their crate (if they use one). A consistent routine will help both of you make the potty time a priority.

Praise, Praise, Praise

Dogs also love to please their owners. Use this to your advantage by offering lots of praise any time your dog goes to the bathroom when and where you want them too. Offer lots of “good dog” verbal praise as well as plenty of physical attention like petting or belly rubs. Make a big deal about their success and they will want to continue their good potty behavior.

Keep ‘Em Close

Dogs who are potty training should always be close to you. This way, you can keep track of their potty behavior signs as well as be able to quickly get them outside to do their business. Dogs who are potty training and are nowhere to be found have more accidents.

Potty training puppies and older dogs can be exhausting for most owners, and that’s okay. You can turn to Dog Training Now Charleston to give you the potty training foundation you and your dog need. Our potty training program is exceptional with successful results. Let us take care of the routine building and praise to teach your dog potty manners.

Call us today to schedule your potty training sessions.

Dog Training Now Charleston

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