Having a puppy in your house as a family member is a unique experience. Since their birth, puppies need special care and cleanliness and, as they start to grow, they need to be trained in specific habits for proper hygiene and health. Among them, housebreaking is the initial and most important step.
Below are the tips that will be helpful to you in housebreaking your puppy:
- Puppy training should start when they are approximately 2 months old. They have tiny bladders and can’t control them for long periods of time. Thus, they should be taken outside every 2-3 hours.
- There are certain markers that tell you that it’s time for your puppy to go like sniffing, making circles or staring at the exit. Take your puppy out as soon as you notice one of these signals.
- Handle your puppy with love and care as you would treat a human baby. Don’t shout or punish him and never leave him alone outside. Special care should be taken in winters when their chance of catching a cold is high.
- In the initial phases of house training, use a crate. Put some newspapers in it so that you don’t have to worry about cleaning up your pup’s feces.
- Use the same door/exit while taking the puppy outside and fix a particular spot for him to complete his nature’s call. This will help him get accustomed to the routine. Also, each family member should use the same tactics to train otherwise the puppy will get confused.
- The best time to take your puppy outside is when he has just woken up or around half an hour after he/she eats. These are the times when a puppy usually needs to relieve.
You can contact our team for professional puppy training advice. The vet will outline a nutritional and hygiene regime you should follow so that your puppy stays happy and healthy.