Potty training your puppy to use the potty seat is an important part of the training process. As you get closer to having a successful litter, it will become clear that getting your puppy used to the toilet is more complicated than it may seem.
Potty Training Is Not Only About Teaching To Potty
You have to remember that your potty training is not just about teaching your puppy to use it. It’s also about training your puppy social behavior and building a positive relationship between you and your puppy. Learning all these skills takes time and a great deal of patience.
The biggest challenge of potty training a puppy is getting them to understand what is expected of them. It is so easy for the puppy to think that potty is as simple as standing there waiting for you to empty the bowl. Not only do they become accustomed to this behavior, but they are also taught the correct behavior if they’re about to defecate or urinate.
Begin As Early As Possible
To enjoy potty training, you need to begin as early as possible. This means preparing a potty chair for the puppy while you go to the bathroom or doing something else. This gets them used to the fact that they can just be asked to go to the potty whenever they want.
A very important aspect of potty training a puppy is to allow them to play with the toilet paper as soon as they get the first one out. Keep a schedule and set aside sometime each day to play with them. Once they’ve learned how to use the potty, they won’t feel like they’re being punished if they decide to pee.
Potty Training Can Be Overwhelming
Remember that potty training a puppy can be quite overwhelming. As you go along, your puppy will begin to adapt and become much more at ease. They realize that they’re not in any real danger. Soon they’ll be potty trained without your supervision.
Before you begin potty training your puppy, you need to do a few things to help create a good environment. First, provide plenty of fresh air and sunlight to keep your puppy healthy. If you don’t have a dog house, make sure that you have enough room to walk them.
Keep Your Dog Safe
When you’re potty training a puppy, keep your dog safe by playing with them and giving them lots of love. Don’t forget to clean up after them, either. This helps keep them safe while teaching them to potty without you need to supervise them.
Some puppies won’t be able to stand to be on the potty for too long. If you can’t tell right away whether your puppy is going to be able to hold it for a long period, leave them in the puppy potty until you can find out. If you think your puppy is in distress, don’t force them to use the potty chair.
As soon as you’re ready to start potty training your puppy, you need to talk with your puppy about why they should be potty. After the puppy understands what it is they’re supposed to do, they should learn to use the potty chair on their own. This will help them to start building trust with you.
Let Your Dog Take Enough Time
Always try to let your puppy get their required amount of time on the potty chair so that they won’t feel any guilt. Also, you need to realize that they will not be able to hold their urine and waste for long periods. During this time, make sure that you make the most of the time you can.
Try to have plenty of places where your puppy can play, such as in a sandbox. Puppy play is one of the best ways to get your puppy use to using the potty chair without you having to do it. You also need to remember that puppies are only training puppies when they’re young, so treat them accordingly.