Still rubbing puppy’s nose in a pile or puddle? Unfortunately, this will never teach him to go to the toilet where you want him to! But then how do you teach a puppy to only pee and poop outside as quickly as possible? In order for a puppy to learn to use the toilet outdoors as fast as its age and your time allow, you just need to know how to properly teach the animal to relieve oneself outside. When the owner learns to properly teach the puppy to use the toilet, that’s when you’ll see the first results. For more useful information about pets and how to get rid of urine stains, if it happens inside your home, click this link.
If you have an adult dog, you will be able to do it in the shortest possible time. Everything is really simple. The main thing is to know how to properly train a dog to go to the right place, and not at home. Moreover, an adult dog will quickly learn to hold it before going out and not to make “surprises” at home.
How to teach a puppy to go to the toilet outside?
When a little puppy appears in your house, you should know how to potty-train a puppy to, so that later you don’t have to fool yourself and then deal with teaching the dog not to make messes at home. It is good to do everything on time and educate yourself as a future dog owner. If the puppy appeared in your family suddenly, don’t be discouraged and spend more time on self-education.
What is required:
Strong nerves. Be patient, the puppy is not a robot, and it won’t work to program it immediately on doing what you want it to do. Be persistent and patient, and there will be an excellent result. The time that it will take the owner to potty-train a puppy depends on:
- A) The age of the puppy. If it is 1-3 months old, it will take longer, as it is still too small and cannot hold it and wait for a long time. A more adult individual, say, 4-5 months, will learn faster because of the fact that it can hold it and control its bladder longer – over time it will be easier for him to wait for the owners from work, and therefore the process of training will go smoothly.
- B) Does the owner teach the puppy correctly? When the owner incorrectly teaches the puppy, the result will either be long-drawn-out, or you should not expect it at all. Always look for mistakes in yourself, the puppy is never to blame for anything. If you find a reason in yourself, solve the problem.
Separate room with newspapers/paper towels/diapers. It is very good if you can allocate a separate room for the puppy, covered with newspapers (there should also be a bowl of food and the puppy’s place/bed). A separate room is needed so that you can leave the puppy in it when you leave the house, and also at night when it is not possible to take the puppy out to the toilet.
If there is no opportunity to allocate the room, then build a playpen (not a cage). Layout newspapers in it, make a “bed” and place a bowl of water. The puppy will be there at night and when you go to work. To quickly train a puppy to use the toilet, you should be with him for the first 1-2 weeks (the term depends on the puppy’s age) and take him out on time.
Remove all carpets and rugs in the house. It is better to remove all the carpeting in the house, otherwise, you can not keep track when the puppy decides to try to dump the load on a soft carpet. Therefore, at the time of training, you might have to walk on the bare floor in your slippers. Careful with the slippers too, because even if the puppy doesn’t pee on them, he can decide to sharpen their teeth using your slippers, especially since the slippers smell like the owner.
When and how many times to take a 1-3 months old puppy out
The puppy needs to be led out not to the laid out paper towels, but immediately outside. You should immediately show the puppy where his toilet is, and that means outside.
A small puppy (up to 3 months) will have to be taken outside often. After each feeding, each time the puppy wakes up and after active games. You should also take the puppy out as soon as you see that he is already spinning around and is looking for a place to use as the toilet. Consistency is important, and if you work and cannot be with the puppy while you are at the training stage still, the learning process will be significantly delayed. The violated regime will have a bad effect on the puppy’s understanding of what the owner wants.
Always praise and compliment the puppy when he goes to the toilet outdoors: “Good, smart girl/boy.” Praise vigorously and generously, you can also give goodies. When a puppy makes a mess at home – punish, not physically though, but with a stern voice and a stern look in their eyes: “Don’t do that!” The voice should be strict, unhappy, but no need to shout or yell. You will see that the puppy heard and understood you.
If the puppy does not want to do his business outside, then either take a long walk or play active games. Puppies of this age can never hold it for a long time. Play and see how the baby sits down and does what he needs to do. It’s time to compliment him! Always do it for when he uses the toilet out until the puppy understands what you want from him.
Leave the puppy at night in a separate room or in the playpen. When you leave for work or for a long time, also leave him in a room covered with newspapers. Newspapers are needed until the puppy learns to hold it and wait till you take him out. After you’re over with the training, you can get rid of all the newspapers and let the puppy in any room.
How to potty-train a puppy over the age of 3 months?
Take out a puppy older than 3 after sleeping, eating and playing. If the puppy pees and poops more often than you take it out – temporarily increase the number of your outdoor walks. Boastfully and generously praise the puppy for “recovering” and doing the deed outside.
You should have a punishment for when your puppy makes messes at home. The only punishment that is truly effective is a physical punishment that will soon be replaced by a strict voice. Every time a puppy poops at home, you give a strict command “don’t do that” and easily slap your hand into the croup. After a few times, there will be no need to use a slap, as the puppy will already understand the owner.
It’s easier to train a puppy over the age of 3 – they understand the commands better, and also tolerate it well. Owners who leave their puppies home alone while they’re at work will quickly achieve the result and will not have to worry about expecting messes all over after getting home from work.
How to housebreak a dog?
It is very simple to train an adult dog to go to the toilet outside. A maximum of a week can bring the wanted result. No newspapers and a separate room are needed, you can remove the rugs if you want. Just punish the dog for peeing/pooping at home, and praise for doing it out. Everything is simple.
If the dog leaves “surprises” for you around the house, then it is appropriate to give it a separate room with newspapers for the first time. Better yet, let one of the family members (or take turns) stay with the dog for a week and teach how to use the toilet when she/he needs to be punished and taken out on time.
If the dog just walks outside and does not want to go to the toilet, then increase the walking time at first. Be sure to engage in active games, in that way the dog will not be able to hold it for a long time and will obey the call of nature. Don’t forget to compliment and give treats! With the help of punishment and praise, the dog will soon understand what the owner wants to teach him/her. Alternatively, in the warm season, take water with you for a walk – then the animal just won’t be able to hold it for a long time.
If the owner is doing everything right, the result will not be long in coming.