When most people think about getting a puppy or a kitten, the last thing on their mind will be the mess which will come with these animals. Unable to control themselves properly when they first enter the world, these little creatures won’t be able to go to the toilet on their own. In fact, thanks to their wild nature, pets will often have to be taught where they can do their business. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring dogs, and what can be done to make sure that you are training them to use the right location for this part of their life.
Your puppy won’t be very good at controlling their body when you first start with this, and this makes it worth getting some tools prepared. Cleaning products are essential here, especially if you have carpets, as you are likely to have at least one little accident. Along with this, though, you could also consider the idea of a washable belly band. These products are similar to diapers, collecting waste when mistakes are made, and being very easy to clean when all is said and done.
Creating A Space
It will be hard to have your dog go to the right place to use the toilet if you don’t have an area which is set up for this. If you have a garden or yard, you will have the perfect space for this, and will be able to do all of this work from home. If not, though, you will have to go out into the public to have your dog go to the toilet. This will mean taking collection bags out with you, ensuring that you don’t get in any trouble.
Once you have the tools in place to be able to train your dog, it will be time to play the waiting game. After a couple of attempts, it will get easier to tell when your pooch is planning to make a mess, and you will be able to act on it before they do. By simply taking them outside every time you notice this, you will make it almost impossible for them to do their business indoors. Dogs are creatures of habit, and they won’t like going somewhere which doesn’t feel right.
Training a dog isn’t a hugely complex process, but you have to be prepared to give them some rewards for doing well. If you give your dog a treat for each time they are able to go outside to do their business, you will build a positive association with this activity. You won’t need to keep giving them treats into the future, either, as they will remember the feeling which they had for the first few times around.
With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of teaching a dog how to do their business. This process can be a big challenge when you don’t know how to handle it, especially given that you can’t talk to your dog.
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