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Having trouble house breaking puppy?

It's a serious business having a puppy or a dog. Sure it's fun but expect there to be work involved as well. And one of the first jobs you'll need to tackle when you have a new puppy or dog in the house is to house break your puppy. It can be less than fun to house break puppies.

Unless you know what you're doing it can be quite hard house breaking puppy.

And if you don't want a completely disrupted household then you need to get it right. For your sake, for your puppy's sake and for the sake of everyone else who lives in the house.

And you may not even be trying to house train a puppy. For some reason or other you may have just acquired an adult dog, and need to house train him. Now of course that's quite possible too, but can be a disaster if you don't know what you're doing.

It takes more than a page to set out everything you need to know about house breaking puppies and dogs, I keep that for my website. But there's a few things you should know at the start.

The first thing to appreciate is that your dog or puppy looks to you, as the boss dog, to set the rules and make them clear. Dogs are prepared to follow the rules, but you need to teach them correctly. Some people think that teaching the rules involves punishing your dog for every breach of the rules, but don't.

But you do need to be firm and consistent setting the rules.

Instead of punishing your dog for a breach of the rules you need to use positive reinforcement. In the past it the accepted wisdom was to show him the rules, for example where his potty place was, then punish him for every breach till he got it right. This can take a long time and subject you both to a lot of stress.

And potty training a puppy is a process that takes as long as it takes. Regardless of how long it takes. Every dog or puppy is different. There is no recommended time, it will take as long as it takes. It will work if you're doing it right, it just may not work tomorrow.

Don't expect immediate results. Be happy if you get them, but keep at it if you don't.

House breaking a puppy is a procedure. You need to learn the right procedure then follow it for as long as it takes for your puppy to get it. Be consistent, don't punish, keep the training up and every puppy can be house trained.

It's about you as much as it's about him. Know what you're doing and do it as long as you need to, consistently. Find out more advice about house breaking puppy at my website.

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