How to Potty Train a Puppy Fast
Problems with How to Potty Train a Puppy are common. meet Bruno, he may be a beautiful playful puppy but mother and daughter Lisa and Laura are struggling to get him to poo and pee in the right place.
He’s really playful and he has his moments where he’s just running round everywhere. And then when he goes all tired he’s really soft and you just do not want him weeing and pooing everywhere Yesterday when I got up everybody was still in bed and Bruno had had a run of the house, and there was just poo all around the house and the room downstairs.
Bruno’s toileting has taken its toll on the living room floor. Repeated scrubbing with disinfectant has left patches on the carpet. Behaviour Expert Jane Hanshaw has come along to see if she can help solve the problem once and for all. are you having toilet training problems? So has he got free, tell me about his lifestyle.
Are you using those puppy pads at all? He uses them sometimes but not – hardly ever. When we are out he’s in the kitchen and he’s got a puppy pad in there was well. And he sometimes uses that. But not to poo on. He does not normally use it to poo on, he just wees on that. So where does he normally pee and poo then? if he’s in the kitchen he’ll poo on the floor anywhere. But is that carpet in there? No, it’s not carpet, Otherwise he’ll just poo wherever he wants to.
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Anywhere apart from walks. We’ve tried to watch him and pick him up and put him onto his training mats and everything. But he tends to stop doing what he was going to do and wait, he won’t do it on the training mat, and then he will wait until you’ve sort of left him alone and then he’ll go and do it somewhere else when you’re not watching him.
It is constant watching really. So He’s got free range of the house then? Yes he has! when we’re in. But when we’re out he tends to go in the kitchen. So that’s probably some of your problem. So the key to toilet training is, really good observational skills. And if you’re going to have him everywhere, then you need to be with him.
Think of your puppy as a toddler, When he has to go, he has to go. You wouldn’t expect a toddler to be potty trained in a couple of days. And it’s the same with a puppy. Watch out for any sniffing and circling behaviour in the house. If you do see that, then get him to your chosen toileting area outside as quickly as possible.
Take him to that toilet area, after every rest, after every meal, after every drink, after every play session, and then probably every hour as well.
Don’t use disinfectant to clean up the mess, that leaves a remnant of scent and that means that’s where I peed. best to use a biological washing powder and then wipe it over with a solution of surgical spirit. – can you show me where the garden is.
House Training a Puppy
Toilet training is hard work. Become an expert at watching your dog. Decide where you want him to toilet. Usually the most logical area is the garden. So this is the behaviour we want. We’re looking for sniffing, circles, nose down, bottom up, starting to just rumble about and that’s the sort of behaviour you want to be looking for when he’s in the living room.
So when you see him starting to sniff, you see him starting to circle, pick him up, bring him straight out into his toilet area. Never tell your puppy off for accidents. Otherwise he might start to worry about toileting around you and then you’re going to make the problem much, much worse.
Also please don’t rub his nose in it. That’s just cruel. At this moment in time he doesn’t see this as his toileting area, so you could pick the area of the garden that you want him to toilet in. So I would get that mat that’s got some pee on, bring it out there and then we’ll see if we can encourage, just with that scent, to sort of say this is where you toilet.
Teach a Dog to Wee Outside
The other thing you can think about doing, is you can put a phrase to it. So my own phrase is ‘be quick’ So as he’s performing, I say to my dog, ‘be quick,’ and then he realises that’s a word to go with that action. Then once he knows what that ‘be quick’ means, you can take him to a toilet area and then you can get him to perform on command or on cue. And if you want to be thinking when he gets it wrong it’s really your thought, okay. He’s a toddler, you’re teaching. Once that phrase ‘be quick’ becomes ingrained, then take your dog out for a walk, give him a chance to sniff and to perform and put that ‘be quick’ word to him.
That’s the start of getting your dog to toilet on command outside. Within minutes Bruno performs. Hey! Be quick. Be quick. Be quick. Good boy. Be quick. Good boy. What a good puppy. What a good puppy.
So that’s exactly what I want you to do. As he’s performing, you can use your own word, it doesn’t matter. as long as you’re teaching him what the word means, use that word and praise him.
With dedication, good routine and exercise, toilet training is achievable and Bruno certainly seems to be getting the hang of it. Be quick. Good boy. Good boy. And running makes them go to the toilet, running helps them to poo..
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