One of the most important kinds of training to do early and correctly is potty training. The last thing you want is to still be trying to train a dog that is several months old to stop going indoors. Although there are times where this has to take place with older dogs (rescues, adoptions), today’s post will be focusing on younger ones.
If the training is taking longer than you thought and accidents are still happening, get a pad for indoor use. While it may confuse the puppy a bit as it seems like you are telling them it’s ok to go inside, consistency will eventually help them realize that the outdoors is where the bathroom is.
Part of the reason that your puppy may still be going on the floor is that they can smell the odor of previous visits. This may confuse them into thinking that is a proper area to use as a restroom. A serious cleaning using high-strength cleaners and deodorizers might help.
If your puppy is having a significantly difficult time with their potty training, simply go back to square one. If they have been going in their crate, get a new one. Try to find a new, more nutritious diet for them. Also, try tweaking the schedule a little bit. Additionally, heaping on extra praise every time they use the potty outside goes a long way.
If you find yourself unable to get the kind of training results that you are looking for, then it may be time to bring in the pros. Expert dog trainers can help your puppy learn exactly where he/she needs to go for potty.
Any type of quality dog training is always worth the time and effort. Having a well behaved dog is one of the greatest companionships in life. At Dog Training Now Charleston, our canine experts specialize in helping families have that relationship with their pet. Come see us online or give us a call for more information.
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