If you want to give a puppy a home with you, you have to spend significantly more time on him than on an adult animal. You can't leave such a young dog alone yet. In the first few months you should also work constantly to get your new puppy house-trained and to raise it appropriately. While doing this task, you will ideally build a close relationship with him and create a basis of trust. At the same time, however, it is also important to make your role as the boss in the house clear and to define clear rules.
How to deal with a puppy that you want to house trained
When dealing with dogs, you must never lose your temper and should - as with small children - always remain patient. Aggressive behavior or even violence shape a dog for a long time and are more counterproductive than helpful. After all, your primary goal should be to create a special bond with your dog and to take him in lovingly in your family instead of putting him down and putting him under psychological stress. It will be much easier for you to house-train and raise your puppy if you get on well as a team and if he is comfortable around you.
Get the puppy house trained
The most important part in dog training is to get your puppy house trained. After all, nobody wants to see their house turned into a huge dog toilet. In the beginning, a puppy can still have a mishap, because it takes around 14 weeks to gain control of its intestinal sphincter and bladder muscles. Patience and understanding are therefore essential requirements for owners who want to house-train their puppies.
Immediately after moving in, you should introduce a specific rhythm that your four-legged friend can follow. After all, dogs are creatures of habit that need clear routines in their lives. This includes fixed feeding times and regular trips outside. If you want to house-train your puppy, you should even take him outside every two hours for the first two weeks. Always arm yourself with one before these walks Poop bag dispenser and treats out. On road your dog has the opportunity to do his business outside the home. He should then get used to this approach, so that after a short time he can become a house-trained puppy.
To do this, first go with him to a suitable place such as a meadow. Areas such as the street or sidewalks, on which dogs should generally not relieve themselves, are less suitable. If your puppy takes the chosen spot and actually does his business there, you can say a thoughtful solution word. After a few repetitions, he will associate this word with the corresponding action so that you can animate him to solve on command. Alternatively, so-called clicker training can also help to house-train your puppy and teach him to relieve on command. In addition, your treats are used immediately after loosening them. You can also praise your puppy, but you must not distract him from his actual "task". Praising and rewarding are important parts of the process in getting your puppy house trained. Do not forget the treats and make it unmistakably clear to your dog that he has done something good.
If you start training immediately after moving in, your puppy should be house trained within a short time. The exact learning period can of course vary with different animals. Some dogs understand what is required of them after just a few days, others need several weeks to relieve themselves exclusively outdoors. Give your puppy time and don't try to raise him or her under pressure.
What to do if an accident does happen?
If your dog has come loose in your home, you should clean the area with a strong scented detergent as soon as you discover it. Otherwise he will always relieve himself there in the future, since this place is already marked by him. However, the smell of the cleaning agent prevents your four-legged friend from continuing to use the corresponding area as a pee.
Many owners think that they should scold their dog after such a mishap to make him understand that he has made a mistake. However, we strongly advise against this educational measure, because a puppy can become afraid of its master after a tirade and then break loose in an uncontrolled manner. In short, fear and anger are not feelings that help house-train a puppy. In addition, the wet spot is usually only discovered some time after the actual dissolving process. Accordingly, your dog would not even know what you are punishing him for and therefore would not learn from it.
Therefore, if you want to house-train your dog, regular walks and a lot of praise are the only helpful methods. We wish you good luck!