Successfully potty training your puppy is a matter of life or death. A dog that is not properly house trained can ruin his/her chance of being a family pet. Finding an accident on your Berber rug can mean that the pup will end up in the Animal Shelter. It takes five to seven days to train a dog to go potty outside. Fortunately, today, there are several tools to make the training easy.
Potty Training Tools
Shane Wisdom is the owner of Gotta Potty, and he has invented a tool called the Go Potty System that alerts the pet parent when the puppy needs to go outside. The Go Potty System is placed in front of the door. When the puppy needs to go outside, he/she steps on the mat which triggers an automatic announcement in your voice that the puppy needs to go outside. You hear the announcement and you let your puppy go outside. Your pup then has a chance to go potty outside which minimizes accidents.
When there is a demand for potty training tools, inventions will happen. Another company called Radio Systems Corporation has invented several electronic training and containment systems, waste-management products and more. Piddle Place Indoor Potty is perfect for folks who work all day, and don’t want to hire a dog walker. Click on the link for instructions how to teach your puppy how to use Piddle Place. http://bit.ly/2jpMYvt
Dogs are living longer these days, and many senior dogs have incontinence issues. You can teach an old dog a new trick, and these tools work with senior dogs, as well.
Schedule Times when a Puppy Needs to Go Potty
- After they wake first thing in the morning
- 10-15 minutes after a meal or a trip to the water bowl
- After a period of play or high activity
- Every 2-5 hours during the day until they are about 12 weeks old or successfully house trained
- Every 4-5 hours at night until about 12 weeks old or sleeping through the night
Consistency is essential when you are potty training. Feed and water your puppy at the same time every day. Also, put your puppy to bed and wake him/her up at the same time every day. Accompany your puppy outside to his/her potty spot and calmly praise him/her for going potty. There is a Housebreaking Spray which is a pheromone that encourages your puppy to go potty in the same spot.
Negative punishment, when an accident occurs, doesn’t work. Your puppy doesn’t understand English so why yell? Also, your puppy doesn’t understand why you just shoved its nose in its urine. Even confident dogs will be scared of you. Positive reinforcement is the only way to teach your puppy what behaviors you expect. Positive reinforcement also creates a strong bond between you and your pet.
— Pet Buddy Service (@PetBuddyRuth) November 11, 2017