How To Housebreak Using Puppy Training Pads And Repetition
For thousands of years, people and animals have shared an amazing bond. Living with pets is something a lot of people cannot imagine doing without. However, as wonderful as having a new puppy may be, housebreaking can be a nightmare. There are several ways to go about housebreaking. Some people cover the floors with newspapers. Others use puppy training pads.
It is important to begin socializing your little one as soon as he or she has completed the necessary vaccinations. Part of the socializing process will be getting your pup used to you and its new surroundings. If you have children in the home, they can be a great help when it comes to teaching the pup how to be a part of the family.
If the plan is for the pup to be an inside dog, making sure he knows the floor is not a suitable place to do his business should be a top priority. It would be great if humans could have a conversation with their dogs and explain that there is nothing wrong with going to the bathroom as long as it is done outside. Unfortunately, no matter how many times you plead with your dog to stop peeing on your floor, he is not going to understand.
In order to effectively housebreak puppies, you have to be consistent. Taking care of pets is a huge responsibility, especially when there is training involved. No matter what you are teaching your dog to do, repetition is the key which unlocks their understanding.
Housebreaking is probably the most dreaded part of puppy ownership, but with persistence and a lot of patience, it can be done. Puppies do not instinctively know that your carpet is not to be peed on. Young puppies especially, cannot "hold it" for very long and they will go whenever they feel the need. It is up to you and your family to keep an eye on him and make sure he does not relieve himself in areas that are off limits.
While it is true you can scare a young pup into never relieving itself inside, scare tactics could inflict psychological trauma on his developing mind. Housebreaking can be frustrating and infuriating, but you should never hit a puppy for going to the bathroom on the floor (or for any other reason), especially if you are doing it because you are angry.
Punishing puppies, yelling at them and making a big deal about their messes, after they have already peed or pooped inside is likely to confuse them. Most pet parents agree that the best way to housebreak puppies is to catch them before they commit the offense. When you see your pup intently sniffing the floor and starting to squat, this is the perfect time to pick him up and take him to his puppy pad to relieve himself.
You can place puppy training pads in one area of the house or several. Once the pup gets used to going on the pad, you can move it closer and close to the door. Eventually, you can place the pads outside in a specific area and when he knows that is where he's supposed to go, you can remove the pads altogether.