How to train a dog to the toilet?
Who decided to get a dog at home, immediately ask the question: “how to teach a new friend to the toilet, write and poop in a strictly designated place?”. After all, it is very important not to miss a delicate moment in the upbringing of a dog. The main thing in this process is to be patient. Although dogs are smart animals, sometimes they need to repeat the information several times for effective training. As in the well-known saying “time and labor all peretrut”.
Do not rush to punish the puppy for making a “puddle” and try to refuse the “whip” method altogether. Punishment can hurt and then you will not get positive results. Success will be achieved only if the owner himself shows the dog affection, patience and of course perseverance.
Start with the “boundaries” that define the puppy’s free behavior. To do this, buy a metal fence in a pet store with a height of approximately 40-50 cm. Choose a room in the house where the puppy will live, and install the purchased fence in the doorway. It will help the person to move without problems and will not allow the dog to pass. Thus, the cleaning area is reduced, and it is easier for the animal to learn hygiene lessons. In the room where the puppy will be located, remove all carpeting. Since these are “toilet” places for the baby. It is worth a small pet once to write on the Mat and you can safely throw it away. No matter how much you wash it, it will remain with the smell carrying a “reminder” of what was done.
The room has been prepared, and now you can start training. In the dog’s toilet, put a piece of cloth soaked in puppy urine. This smell should attract the puppy to do their business in this particular place. Then it remains only to observe the behavior of the dog. After a good meal, she will want to go to the toilet in 15-20 minutes. You need not to yawn, and at the moment when the dog sits down, take it and put it in the right place. Do not worry if you do not inform, still sit down and be sure to praise and caress. For a puppy, this learning process will be an incomprehensible surprise, so do not wait for quick results and when the puppy “shits” is not where it should be, do not poke his nose.
To fix the “reflex” to go to one place, after a few days, close the puppy in the toilet, where his ship is. Be sure to do this after feeding. Thus, you point out to him a hopeless situation and that this particular place is intended for the toilet. If the puppy understands everything, do not skimp on praise!
Before the puppy will regularly go to the same place, it may take a single week of training. If all the same there are failures and the puppy pees in the wrong places, do not despair. Be patient and persevere, and clearly perform the exercises.
If you close the dog, and it goes to the toilet on the floor, be smart. Cover the entire floor with Newspapers. This is a kind of “springboard” for getting used to. Every day, remove a newspaper, until there is one left, which will be a toilet seat. But remember, you can’t rush anything. Quickly provoking events, you can spoil everything and then in the future you will find trouble in this area. A reasonable approach on the contrary will help train the puppy, which will be a nice gift for you.