==== ==== Read more on how to grow a balanced dog in my book about dog training and dog psychology at * http://housedogtrainingtips.com/ebook * Great design, easy to read, lots of beautiful pics and many great resources for pet wellbeing. For * Kindle Edition * click the Amazon link here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BRU6F6 ==== ==== Top 10 Puppy Potty Training Reminders 1.When you bring your puppy home for the first time, it is similar to bringing a baby home. Your daily life will forever be changed. You have a new creature that is 100% dependent on you. The sooner you are able to acknowledge and embrace these change, the quicker and more successful this transition will be for you and your family. 2.Welcoming a puppy into your home and your life is a big commitment for all family members, especially in the early weeks and months. Your new little family member will take time, money, love, space, and patience. 3.Remember that all puppies learn at their own pace. Potty training is not a race and there is no set time limit. Instead of concentrating on how long it will take, try focusing on preventing mistakes and establish good habits. Reinforcement is key with dogs. 4.Dogs are not born knowing that they are supposed to go to the bathroom outside. This is a behavior that must be taught to them by their owners. We must clearly show them the right and wrong place to "do their business." 5.In the beginning, opening the back door and letting the puppy run around outside is not going to cut it as potty training. If they do happen to go, it was likely because they needed to go and would have gone inside, outside, or wherever they happened to be at that specific moment. 6.While a puppy likes to mark its' territory most like to keep their beds clean. This will make less laundry for you. However, don't put it past your dog to go right next to their bed. 7.Realize that you will need to take time off of work, or someone will have to be home with the puppy for the first few weeks. You can't expect a new puppy, who hasn't been house trained yet, to hold it for 10 hours. You may be interested to know, that a puppy can hold on an hour for every month of his/her age, plus another hour. This means that a one month old puppy can be expected to hold on for two hours and at 5 months old this same puppy could be expected to hold on for six hours at a time. This differs from one dog to another, but it is a good basic guide to go by. Are you starting to do the math now? Don't worry, you don't need to take a year off of work in order to house train your puppy. There is another technique that I will teach you later about paper training your dog. 8.You are going to want to control your puppies food and water. Make sure to feed your puppy at the same time each day. Also, don't leave your dogs water bowl out at night (unless you plan waking up at 2 a.m. to take them out). Why the food and water schedule? By controlling what times food and water comes out, you will begin to learn your dogs digestive system and can time what time they will need to go out. 9.Being cruel to your dog is not part of the training process. Hitting or other forms of physical punishment are ineffective and just plain mean. 10.Make sure to stop at your local pet store before your new puppy comes home. You will want to have the right equipment to get off to a great start. Some items that you will want to purchase are a crate, dog bed, gates, water and food bowls, dog food, treats, and chew toys.
==== ==== Read more on how to grow a balanced dog in my book about dog training and dog psychology at * http://housedogtrainingtips.com/ebook * Great design, easy to read, lots of beautiful pics and many great resources for pet wellbeing. For * Kindle Edition * click the Amazon link here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005BRU6F6 ==== ====