Having problems with your puppy’s manners? The answer is housebreaking him! It may be difficult from the start and may take time but once you are done, that will be an achievement not only for you but also for your pet.
How to Housebreak Puppies
The first thing to consider about housebreaking your puppy is to teach him where to eliminate properly. It is a very common problem that every owner experiences with his puppy. Now, what are the ways that you can do to teach him the proper elimination procedure? First of all, let him know the right place where to eliminate. If you catch him doing it wrong, punishing him will do no good. He’s too young and does not know and understand what he is doing. Encouraging the puppy to eliminate outside will be best started by putting him in a small enough crate for him to fit where he will not be able to eliminate and sleep contentedly if he eliminates on the other side of it. If he feels the urge for elimination, carry him with your arms and take him outside. Never let him walk by himself to your door or he might eliminate even before he manages to get outside. Put him down in a place where you think he will choose to eliminate. Never engage him to play with you for he may get distracted and fail finish what he is doing. Wait patiently for him and praise him after he’s done with his business. Then, you two can play outside the house or take him inside. If you are going to take him indoors, stay in a room with him but let him stay there by closing the door or putting something like baby gates that will block his way from roaming around the house. Supervise him very well and, engage him in an interaction with you. Allow him to lighten up and chew toys. After about 20 to 50 minutes, return him to his crate for a nap. His meal should be given to him inside his crate. When he’s finished with his food, that should be taken away from the crate and the puppy should be taken outside again. Majority of the puppies needed to eliminate 20 to 40 minutes right after they finished eating. Do not take him inside until he’s done with his business. Do your supervision on him and praise him again after he’s done with his duty. Depending on your puppy’s age, he can be left in the crate for 2 to 4 hours when he is indoors. Housebreakingyour puppy is a must-do if you’re planning to house train it.
Housebreaking puppies may be a difficult task from the start. Puppies are very young and don’t know what they are doing. There might be the risk that your puppy may not easily learn your training and develop bad habits instead. You may need to invest a lot of patience and time in housebreaking your puppy but once it is done, all sacrifices will paid off as you see your puppy develop himself to be a good and well trained pet.