How to House Train Your New Puppy!

by Hannah Alves // November 2017

Having a new puppy is an exciting time; they’re full of energy and really love to please you. To minimise the risk of your puppy having an accident in the house it’s essential that you house train them as early as possible. 

Here are a few useful tips to help

Remember to take them out every hour particularly after feeding, sleeping, playing and drinking. Investing this time early on will allow your dog to learn faster and save you time later. Patience is key, all dogs are different and some may take longer than others and even if you are committed to this, accidents may still happen but don’t worry, just clean up with an enzymatic cleaner that doesn’t contain ammonia and move on! Telling them off may make them anxious and harder to train!

As well as being patient consistency is also key, if you take them to the same spot every time they will quickly build a strong association with it and if you add fixed feeding and play times they will soon get into a routine. Once outside it’s important to be as boring as possible so they aren’t distracted but don’t forget to reward them with some play/fun once they have gone, and give them plenty of time to try before bringing them indoors. Saying a cue for your puppy such as ‘busy busy’ or ‘hurry up’ once you are sure they are going will help your puppy learn to associate the word with the action. This can be useful as they can help your puppy go at a time that suits you.

If you would like to find out more about how to toilet train your puppy we are holding another puppy seminar on the 21st November and anyone is welcome!


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