When you buy a new dog and bring her home, you have to prepare to house train her or she will eventually tear up your house. Many people have no idea of the importance of learning how to house train their dogs. A well trained dog knows when and where to go use the bathroom, keep schedules given by the owner and many other benefits. Here are 6 super tricks on how to house train your dog.
Step 1. The best time to begin to apply these tips and to start training your dog is when she is between the ages of 8-12 weeks old.
Step 2. Experts in the dog training area suggest implementing a crate in your dogs training process. A crate resembles a cage with see through bars and a locking door. It looks like a jail, but it should not be treated as such. Rather it should be made delightful for your dog to enter it. Make it cozy for her. Never keep her in the cage for over 2 hours at a time unless sleeping.
Step 3. Dogs do not relieve themselves in areas that they consider their domain. Once they make their crate their domain, they will never urinate in or around it. So make sure you lead your dog continually to the proper place where she can go to the bathroom.
Step 4. Always leave the house through the same door every time when in the presence of your dog. Now when you do this, your dog will scratch at that door when she needs to go outside to use the bathroom in the future.
Step 5. Try to take your dog out to use the bathroom around the same time each and every day. Your dog will now train herself to hold her bladder until that appointed time that you have set.
Step 6. If your not-yet-housebroken dog is used to roaming freely around the house, look for clues that tell you he needs to go. Your dog may suddenly put his nose down and sniff the ground intently. He may begin to circle an area. Or, he may stare at the door with an intense look on his face. Signs like these tell you to drop what you’re doing and get that dog out of the house. If you catch your dog doing his business inside (and only if you catch him – not after you discover he has already committed the crime), rush over and stop him by grasping his collar, pulling up on it, and saying, “NO” in a deep, stern voice.
Follow these how to house train your dog tips and you will be better off. I wish you the best.