Do you have a young puppy or an older dog and you wish you could figure out the secrets to house training a puppy or dog? Potty training a dog has four simple steps and if you follow them you are guaranteed to never have to clean up pee or poop again:
- Supervision, supervision, supervision!
I can’t reiterate enough times the importance of supervision when you are training dogs to pee outside. The number one mistake of any dog owner when housebreaking a dog is to give that dog way too much freedom from a young age. You must supervise your dog or puppy if you are going to have any success.
- Encourage your dog to pee outside.
This is very simple. When your dog pees outside praise him heavily. While I am usually not a big fan of treat training this is one behavior that I will definitely reward with a treat. I want the puppy or dog to understand that peeing outside is a wonderful activity.
- Correct a dog for peeing inside.
Don’t be cruel, mean, or harsh. When you catch your puppy or dog peeing inside quickly grab the dog and rush outside while you tell him no. A correction should be unpleasant but not harsh and you can only correct your dog if you catch him in the act.
- Training dogs to pee outside requires a good schedule.
Make sure that you have your dog on a food schedule and a potty schedule so that you are more positioned for success.
If you follow these four steps you are guaranteed a dog that is housebroken and a home that is free of messes.