Nothing is worse !
The sun is shining when you wake up , another beautiful day.
But you discover your puppy rolling in his poo when you come out of your bedroom ! Hmmm.
Everywhere the same.
Clean up takes at least 30-45 min and you are going to be late today for sure.
This is very frustrating!
Take your puppy outside to pee-pee and you return inside after.
Only seconds later your dog continues with sprinkle all over your rug.
Puppy toilet training should not take long or be hard?
Right. It isn’t.It is this…
No magic wand will turn your puppy’s toileting around but there are a lot of little tricks that and you are not using most of them.
The crazy thing is that Most people don’t do anything because they never have been told what to do. Nobody has explained these important little things about your puppy’s toilet training.
They are all easy all logical. Let me show you in the right way with some of them and you can get the idea and I will tell you the most awesome toilet training resource that I found .
1. Stay calm:
Firstl you have to accept that you are responsible. Training a baby to use a potty is likely the same. You can’t blame them not being toilet trained and your can not get mad on them.
Becoming angry and shouting at your puppy and being mad will do nothing to train them to relax and listen to your command to do the toilet outside!
Think of trying to go to the toilet with an angry person , staring at you!
It is simply so out of date , rubbing a dog’s nose in its pee,that is rubbish . People who do this, have totally missed the point.
Think about it…
Why does your puppy pee in the house?
It needed to go. Right?
“OK, I gotta go pee-pee…right NOW!” They are maybe bursting and holding and need to go.
The door was shut as well, what do you expect?
When you rub your puppy’s nose in it…it is still not sure where it is supposed to go.
Repeat…It is still not sure where it is supposed to go.
Got it now?
You start telling your puppy off for going pee-pee on the couch you ar telling your puppy , not on this place. Go somewhere else…
“It is still not sure where to go!”
Right. You need to show them where to go and this is puppy toilet training.
2. Focus on the goal:
Its odd that the biggest mistake that people make with toilet training is the most important one. They take too soon their eye off the goal, start telling poor puppy off when they get it wrong. This is the secret ….
Every time they go toilet in the right place, reward your puppy with good treats ,…
That’s right. With good treats, every time and a long time!
This will motivate the puppy faster than rewarding them with a couple of amazing tasting little treats immediately after they have finished.
Notice I say immediately. Not 30 seconds later… It should be within 2 seconds. The connection to the pee-pee they just did will be lost,if its too late. They will very quickly start to link the two,if they get their treats very quickly .
Your puppy thinks Ah-Ha … “So if I pee-pee on the grass you give me the most amazing treat?” “OK…Deal!”
Most of us will only reward for a week or two and then stop,
because we forget about.
On a great 40 minute toilet training audio the other day I heard, to leave a jar with treats outside by the pee-pee area so that even if you forget to take treats out with you there are already some at hand.
3. It does take time
Remember that puppies are still young and learning.
Puppy toilet training takes TIME and PATIENCE! Sometimes 3 years or more for young children.
Think about this for a second.
Your puppy may be 16 weeks old ! Children can’t even lift their own heads at that age and we become frustrated that our puppy is not perfectly toilet trained by that age…
So take a breath and relax. The good news is that you can do it and your puppy is perfectly normal.
So focus on the success. It is learning for life, see what you could have done different.
4. The rug
This is a little tip I heard from that audio file I mentioned earlier that I’ll tell you about, it is exactly what happens all the time.
Here’s the scenario…
Your puppy finds a nice thick piece of rug it feels good, like gras, a good place to go pee-pee, or even worse poo-poo!
It is your new, thick, white, shag pile rug and its very hard to get the stains and smell out of.
Your puppy can still smell the pee and poo even when cleaned,and so now it smells like a good place to go and your beautiful shag pile rug is a very costly toilet mat.
They secret is simple. Pick it up and put it back down in 6 months time .
5. Knowledge is everything:
When it comes to toilet training there really are so many things to think about and you will simply not think of them all . You need to be told the secrets before your toileting goes pear-shaped.
And the best place that I have found by far to get hold of all the tips about dog and puppy training including toilet training is Doggy Dan’s website The Online Dog Trainer
Inside the site are over 250 videos including a whole section with an amazing 40 minute recording on puppy toilet training ,its all that you could possibly want to know.
– Those tricky times. What to do during the night and when you are at work . How long can you leave them alone.
– How to make your puppy win and make no mistakes.
– How to get them back on track if they regress at 4 months old .
– Older dogs. Why much older dogs who are several years old can suddenly start going toilet in the house and what to do to stop it.
– Habit Breaking. How to break an old habit if your puppy is toileting all over the house.
– Crate training. Everything you need to know about crate training your puppy if you choose to use that approach.
Plus all the tips, and advice on every topic to do with toilet training and schedules.
So that’s all for now. I hope you get a handle on your puppy’s toilet training sooner rather than later.
End the frustration, I suggest you take a look at Doggy Dan’s site The Online Dog Trainer and check out the Toilet Training section inside the site.
CLICK HERE: The Online Dog Trainer