The very minute you laid eyes on that beautiful and playful puppy you fell head over heels in love with it. As you put your fingers through the cage and the puppy begins licking them, you just knew this was going to be a companion for years to come. However, shortly after getting it home, you begin to realize this adorable little puppy isn’t always a bundle of joy and can cause major stress to you and damage to your personal possessions. The primary source of this stress and damage is when your beautiful new puppy is peeing and pooping in all the wrong places. Here are just a few quick tips which can ease your stress and decrease the damage to your furniture and floors.
As you well know a dog’s instinct is to just relieve itself when and wherever the urge strikes it. This is extremely prevalent during the puppy stage of development of your pet. However, the good thing about the puppy stage is the animal is pliable and easier to train than in a more mature stage of its life. Consequently, it will behoove you to start the potty training of your pet the very day you bring it home.
If at all possible, when you first get home with the dog, take the time to allow the puppy to relieve itself outside, preferably in the area where you are going to want the dog to do so from now on. When the puppy does so, it is important to make a “big deal” over it with sincere praise, petting and scratching of the little creature. After the completion of the tour of the outside area, if your dog is going to be an inside pet, it’s time to move inside where the initial potty training will continue.
Once inside you will find the new puppy will more than likely become excited because of the new surroundings and may well get the urge to pee again just as soon as you put it down. At the very minute that happens, it is critical for you to address the matter, then and there.
In a very stern voice, with a tinge of anger, you should use the puppies name and the word “No” or “Stop”, several times, accompanied with the raising of your hand, palm forward or with a clenched fist with the index finger raised and pointed towards the dog. The tone of your voice, with the tinge of anger, will alert your puppy that the act it is performing is not pleasing to you. The raised palm or finger, which accompanies the word “No” or “Stop”, will enforce a sense of domination in the puppy.
You will find using this method of “potty training your puppy” does not require you to strike the dog or use any physical type of force, to get the little creature to respond to you and the training. The only thing you will need to do is be persistent, consistent in the method of potty training your puppy and patient to see results fairly quickly.