House Training

House Training a Puppy

14 January 2013

Puppies need to relieve themselves little and often and until they have full control over their bladders we need to manage them to be successful!

This usually involves taking them to their toilet and seeing if they need to relieve themselves at frequent intervals. Especially just after they wake up, after eating and after playing and sometimes as often as every half an hour in between.

The best way to teach them is to reward wanted behaviour and to ignore any accidents. It is fine to interrupt your puppy if they start sniffing and circling and take them outside but if they are mid flow don’t say anything, pretend to ignore it and remind yourself to be more vigilant in the future! The reason being is that some puppies will start to avoid relieving themselves front of you anywhere, including the garden and start sneaking off behind sofas to eliminate in peace!!!

Be patient and try to avoid too many accidents indoors that way once your puppy is able to hold on they will either start asking to go out or will wait ( within reason!) to be taken out. The length of time this takes will depend on how successful your timing is and how quickly they physically mature!

© Karen England2013

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