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12

Training a puppy is fun for the entire family

Training a puppy is fun for the entire family
Bringing a new puppy home is such an exciting event for everybody! The whole family gathers around and dotes on their cute and cuddly new companion. Then something happens. The new puppy goes and pees on the carpet. Suddenly you realize that training a puppy is the price you have to pay for having a puppy in your home.

Toilet training your puppy can be exasperating or it can be a fun part of raising your new dog. If you know just a little bit about puppies and dogs and how to train them, you can toilet train your puppy without traumatizing either yourself or your new family member.

All dogs have certain instincts that they are born with. One of these instincts is to not soil their sleeping den. In their natural environment they will know to immediately head outdoors if they feel an urge to urinate or defecate. But they may not have that option in the confines of your house. Your puppy will show signs of anxiety before it "does its duty" in your home.

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Nov
18

Puppy potty training

Puppy potty training
When you bring home your new little guy you are in for an education on the vigils of puppy potty training. Fortunately, our level of education has increased our ability deal effectively with this issue. We have to understand that we are in for several weeks or months of chronic supervision and a new type of challenge in our life.

While many of us realize that puppy potty training is going to take some work, after a week or two it is common to be a little over the novelty of it all. Losing your patience or becoming angry about it can lead to more problems than it solves. All you really need is consistent behaviors so that your new pup can learn some new behaviors of his own. No puppy understands immediately what the big deal is. It's your job to teach him.

If you have a relatively large home, or many rooms that are not well occupied, it's best to keep your little one generally confined. This helps to prevent sneaking off to go in a lesser used portion of the house. He isn't going to want to go in those rooms that are part of his general living space. A simple puppy gate can help keep him in the same room with you.

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