Adding a puppy to your home can be a thrilling experience. You’ll have a new member that will bring you lots of joy and excitement. Of course, like all babies, puppies don’t come with knowing where they are supposed to go to the bathroom. That’s why potty training your puppy is so important.
This process requires a lot of patience and repetition. To ensure that your dog knows what is expected of them, you need to stay consistent. Below are some tips to help you potty train your puppy.
The first thing you’ll need to do is teach them to let you know that they have to go to the bathroom. More often than not, this will be having them sit at a door. When you see your puppy performing this task, reward them by taking them outside to go to the bathroom.
It may take a little while before your puppy gets the cue down, so to reduce the number of accidents that occur in the house, make sure to take your puppy outside after they eat and when they wake up from napping. This will give them the chance to go to the bathroom outside where they should.
Puppies have small bladders, and they may not be able to hold it for long periods of time. At night or when you’re gone, make sure to set out pet toilet pads for them to use. This will make cleaning up easier and keep the mess from happening all over the house.
In addition to using pet toilet pads overnight and when you’re gone, you might also consider keeping your puppy in a crate. This will keep them confined and out of trouble and protect your home from messes and destruction.