3 Essential Rules For House Breaking a Puppy

July 31, 2012 by  
Filed under House Training A Puppy


house training a puppy
by dishevld

House breaking is crucial, and it essentially involves training your new puppy for two things – going potty and staying in one place. Needless to say, it also teaches the owner the virtue of patience and a thing or two of what it might be like to raise children. House breaking is a long process and something one must consider before adopting a dog. It requires the owner to put in real effort for as long a period of time as it takes for the dog to learn. A few rules for house breaking to get you acquainted.

1. Prepare the house for the house breaking. Understand that your house will now be used by someone very different from you and as much as the dog will learn to adjust, so should your house. Make your home a safe environment for your pup by getting rid of objects that the pup might swallow or break. Similarly, seal or fasten entrances to rooms and closets you don’t want the puppy going in to.

Make a special place just for the puppy, that can serve as his ‘den’

2. Start house breaking on the first day and maintain everyday, even after the puppy has learned the ropes. Starting early and being consistent helps reinforce commands and also minimizes confusion.

3. Involve the entire family. Your whole family needs to understand the importance of house breaking and co-operate during all the stages, especially when the puppy is new in the house.

Any kind of training – potty, crate or obedience will succeed only when all of these rules are followed. These rules establish clear lines of communication between you and your pup that will form a strong foundation for any training.

Discover more useful tips on how to quickly train your dog to listen to anything you say, by Clicking Here => Dog Training.

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