Housetraining methods For Dogs
Teach your dog to be housetrained by using easy methods and your
dog behavior housetraining
and housetraining issues with dogs
training your dog is no doubt an essential for you and your dog to
live in harmony together.
Nobody likes to be surprised by a smelly
dog mess. It can spoil the flooring in your home, it can be
difficult to clean up and frankly itís just plain disgusting.
See the dog housetraining
methods below are useful whether you're just starting to potty
train your dog or you've been working on it for a while.
When you teach your dog to use the bathroom outside, youíll
be housetraining him by doing three main things: preventing him from
messing in the house, associating the behavior of using the bathroom
with a specific word and rewarding him when he exhibits the correct
behavior (i.e. he goes outside to do his business.)
Using Your Dog's Natural Instincts for Housetraining
These housetraining tips use your
dogís natural instincts to teach him to do the right thing. In this case, you are using your dogís
instincts to keep his living area clean.
It is against your dogís instincts to mess in his own area.
He sees his living space as a clean place and he wonít mess there.
So, when you housebreak your dog, it means that he thinks (like you)
that the inside of your home should be a clean place free from
Your dog will view your entire home as a clean place and he
will look upon messing in the house as a very undesirable behavior.
From the moment he sees your house as his living space, it will be
unthinkable for him to mess on your hardwood floors or expensive
Dog Housetraining Tip One - Let Your Dog Get the Right Idea
More often than
not, our dogs want to please us, but they just donít know what we
want from them. The first part of potty training is to give your dog
the opportunity to do the right thing from the beginning.
To prevent your
dog from messing in the house, you need to give him opportunities to
go potty outside throughout the day. This will give your dog plenty
of chances to do the correct behavior all on his own.
So, make sure to
give your dog periodic potty breaks. If your dog is alone all day
while you work, you may want to start this on the weekend and then
break away whenever you can during the work day to let your dog out.
Using this in
conjunction with the other methods listed. And, over time, make the
potty breaks further and further apart until you and your dog get
into a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Once they learn to hold
it, most dogs can go about 6-8 hours between potty breaks. Dogs with
specific health conditions may have different needs.
The fact is, most
people work about 8 hours each day, and then maybe they hit a happy
hour, hang out with friends after work and then fight traffic to get
home. If you need to be away from your home for more than 8 hours
daily, you may want to consider hiring a dog walker during the day
so that your dog can have frequent bathroom opportunities.
Stretching any more than 8 hours between your dogís potty breaks is
definitely pushing your dogís ability to stick to his housebreaking.
Try holding your bathroom breaks to once every 8 hours and youíll
see that youíre asking your pooch to do something that is nearly
Weíd also like to
mention the effectiveness of using a dog door. If you own your home
or if you rent from a flexible landlord, consider installing a dog
door connecting your home to your (fenced) yard. Dogs easily get the
hang of using a dog door and you donít have the threat of an
accident indoors just because you canít get home in time to walk
your dog. A dog door also gives your dog added freedom when you are
home so he may go in and out as he pleases.
Dog Training Housebreaking Tips