08 Jun 2011
Many people would want to pet a cute little puppy but scarcely any body would like the puppy to pee inside the house. If you are one of those who don’t want his or her puppy to pee or defecate inside the house then you should start very early to teach your puppy to pee outside. When you bring a new puppy to your home, it takes time for him to adjust with the new environment and the surrounding. A new puppy will initially be nervous to cope with new people and away from his mother. And he is unaware of the new environment. During this course of time, you should teach him how to pee outside the house. Puppy training isn’t a difficult task but it requires devotion of time and you need to have patience.
When you should take your puppy outside:
- When he has just woken up
- Before he goes to sleep
- After he has drunk or eaten something
- After he has been playing
- A few hours after he last urinated or defecated
Remember their signs: With time, you may start to notice that your puppy demonstrates some behavioral patterns that indicate he needs to urinate. The puppy might sniff around, whimper or circle. He might even suddenly sit down and stand up. With time, you will definitely find these sorts of behavioral patterns in your puppy that indicate he’s urinating time. Once you recognize the signs, you should take him outside your house and wait for him to pee or defecate.
Don’t punish, rather reward: You should praise your dog when he pees outside the house. You should call him by his name and praise him in a happy tone. He will understand that peeing outside the house is an acceptable behavior and also learn to associate his master’s words with action. On the other hand, if he pees inside the house, you shouldn’t scold or beat him. Instead you should take him to the urinating place and speak to him sternly. He will learn that peeing outside is a good behavior than peeing inside.
Regularity: You should be regular with the training until he learns to go outside himself or indicates you about his peeing or urinating wish. Also, you should take him to the same place every day. Doing so will not just help him remember the way to the urinating spot but will also help him associate that spot with his urinating habit.
Start training your puppy about such habits at an early age. At an early age, he will learn quickly and will get habituated with such behaviors.