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Puppy House Training

This is very important. Your puppy must learn to relieve himself outdoors as soon as he comes to live with you.

The fastest way to house train a puppy is to avoid establishing the habit of eliminating indoors. When your puppy is inside, keep him close to you so you can keep an eye on him. Take him outside to relieve homself as often as possible. A young puppy (8 to 12 weeks old) needs to go every two hours, but he should be able to make it through the night without going potty.

When you bring your puppy outside, make sure you he relieves himself before you start playing with him. In the beginning, keep him on a leash and lead him to the same area of the yard. When he starts to eliminate give the word you have chosen for the bathroom command. After you give the command and he is doing his business, praise him gently.

If your puppy has an accident indoors, don't overreact. If you catch him in the act, loudly say "whoops!" and interrupt the action by grabbing his leash and leading him outside. If leash is not available, grab him by the collar or just scoop him up. Fast, decisive action is crucial. Do not react to the mistake, however, if it happened more than five seconds before you noticed the accident.

It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to housetrain a puppy. If your puppy does have an accident indoors, make sure you clean all traces thoroghly otherwise the puppy will assume that is a proper place to eliminate and will continue doing so. So remove all waste matter then douse the area with a commercial pet cleaning product.


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