Effective Methods to Potty Train Your Puppy

May 31, 2012 by  
Filed under House Training A Puppy

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by colorblindPICASO

I can remember it like it was yesterday, it was the day I brought home my first puppy. I was so excited to have this new addition to my family and all I wanted to do is play with him. Within the first hour of having our first family dog, there was a stain on the carpet.

The though never crossed my mind about letting the little puppy outside to go to the bathroom. Watching him pee on the carpet in complete shock made me realize that I needed to teach him where to go to the bathroom.

The problem is I had no idea how to do that! Do I just take him outside until he pees? How do I know when he needs to go to the bathroom? How will he let me know?

So I started my quest to learn how to potty train my new puppy. What I didn’t realize at the time is was as much of an education for me as it was for the puppy. For me it was getting on a regular schedule that helped us both understand what we both needed to do.

Not only did he need to learn to go to potty at certain times, I need to remember to take him out at those times.

One of the biggest secrets I figured out is not punish or yell at him when he did have accidents in the house. When I did get upset and yell at him, it only made him more confused and scared – which set back the training and routine we were building. I just had to bite my tongue and clean up the accidents when they happened.

Once we got on a regular schedule he and I found the spot he liked to go to every time to potty. That made things easier for both of us. We both went to the spot and he started doing his business automatically when we got to “his spot”.

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Two Simple House Training Methods For Your New Puppy

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under House Training A Puppy

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by MasonCooper

House training is usually the number one priority for most families when they get a new puppy. Very few puppies will be house trained as soon as you get them. There are two very effective methods you can use to house train your puppy and you can use just one of them or you can even use them simultaneously.

The first method may be the most difficult as you will need to be very vigilant about staying with your puppy and noticing his behavior. Puppies will squat to urinate and defecate and you will need to watch closely but as soon as you see your puppy changing posture you must scoop him up and take him outside to his designated spot. If you happen to miss the signs you must not scold your puppy because he does not yet know what is expected of him.

Also, if you do miss the sign and you come across it later, it will only frighten your puppy if you scold him then.

Dogs are not like humans and they can only relate to what is happening now. If you scold him later for a potty accident he will not realize that is why he is in trouble. He can only understand if you scold him for something immediately.

The second method of house training you can use is the newspaper method. You must cover the entire floor of where your puppy runs around. He will quickly learn that the newspaper is okay to do his business on. Gradually remove more and more newspaper until there is only a small piece left. You may then take the newspaper out to the designated spot and he will then learn that he must only go in that outside spot.

Both of these methods can be very effective. You may want to use the first method of vigilance during the day and the newspapers at night.

If you are often busy with other things you may want to use the newspaper method more often.

Sometimes an older puppy will go through a stage where he seems to have forgotten what he has learned about house training. This can be extremely frustrating but try not to punish him for it. It is a normal behavior.

When this happens you can use his own instinctual behavior to get him back on track. A dog will typically not soil his own space. You can use a crate and make it comfortable for him so that he thinks of it as his space. If it seems he has “unlearned” his potty training you can let him sleep in his crate and immediately after you let him out, take him to his designated spot. He will need to relieve himself right away and he will quickly get in the habit of only going in his spot.

House training a puppy does not nearly need to be as daunting as you may have come to expect. When you use either of these two methods, combined with some patience, your new puppy will be house trained before you know it.

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Secrets Dog Training Methods: Your Complete Training Guide

February 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Puppy Training Tips Products

Secrets Dog Training Methods: Your Complete Training Guide

Secrets Dog Training Methods: Your Complete Training Guide

Review

“I have a great little mutt but she is hyper and not very focused when it comes to training. She has a bit of a chewing problem and I’ll find flip-flops, shoes, socks, dog toys, and several items chewed up if she’s alone for awhile. I read this book about training tips and I decided that the spray bottle may be a great way to distract her from chewing on my things. Did I mention that my dog loves baths? I didn’t know if this would work due to her love of water, but the first time I saw her carry my sock around the house, I grabbed the bottle and squirted her with it. First she dropped the sock, and ran as if something attacked her. I waited for her to grab the sock again which she did immediately, and then I squirted her again. She took off running and just starred at the sock from the kitchen. The last attempt was her grabbing the sock and running into my bedroom, but I was able to squirt her right before she got inside the door. She dropped the sock and jumped on my bed. She must have starred at the sock for 30 minutes, but she never touched it again. I think the feeling was uncomfortable for her and she associated the sock being the discomfort she was feeling. If I continue using the spray bottle when she has things in her mouth, I just may be able to salvage my clothes and belongings. Overall, great tip with immediate results!” – Kelly Paetow, Lubbock, TX

Good Doggie, Bad Owner: Getting Your Dog Trained In A Few Easy Steps

Do you want to know the secrets to raising a prized pooch? Do you want your doggie to be the favorite from your backyard to the neighborhood park?

Are you struggling to get your canine to stop chewing long enough to learn the command, “Sit!”? If you love your new dog but it’s driving you crazy, the burden is on you to change the situation. Every good dog needs a good owner, so where do you find out how to:

Handle excessive barking
Control your puppy’s natural tendency to chew
Avoid digging problems both indoors and out
Adjust behavior in an aggressive or problem dog
House break your dog, including teaching your dog to stop “marking its territory”

Because each dog has its own personality type, identifying the particular characteristics of your dog is half the battle in training it. All dogs need some level of discipline and Secret Dog Training Methods will educate you in the very best practices of canine instruction so that your dog is well liked by others and well loved by you and your family.

You will learn to modify every bad behavior known to doggiekind! From jumping on people to begging for food, your dog can be trained to behave as you would like. You will teach your dog commands that will be followed. You will train a dog regardless of breed or type: From hunting dog to lapdog, your pet will follow your direction to be the best pet it can be!

While most dog training programs stop at issues regarding curbing your dog or getting it to listen to a few commands, Secret Dog Training Methods actually reveals how to deal with serious problems that plague most families when they bring a new pet home to live with them.

Secret Dog Training Methods does not shy away from some of the more unsavory problems of training your pet. Issues

such as submissive urination and coprophagia (eating feces) are also addressed with methods to curb these unpleasant behaviors once and for good.

And what’s obedience without play time? Anyone can yank a leash or use harsh words to scare a dog into submission,

but A Quick wants you and your dog to have fun together. After the basic training is completed, Secret Dog Training Methods will help you:

Issue commands to your dog that will be obeyed at any distance;
Train your dog to be off leash while still under your authority;
Keep your dog to the perimeter of your yard without a shock collar;
Allow your dog to play while other pets or children are around;
Teach your dog to do tricks.

and much much more…

Review

“I have a great little mutt but she is hyper and not very focused when it comes to training. She has a bit of a chewing problem and I’ll find flip-flops, shoes, socks, dog toys, and several items chewed up if she’s alone for awhile. I read this book about training tips and I decided that the spray bottle may be a great way to distract her from chewing on my things. Did I mention that my dog loves baths? I didn’t know if this would work due to her love of water, but the first time I saw her carry my sock around the house, I grabbed the bottle and squirted her with it. First she dropped the sock, and ran as if something attacked her. I waited for her to grab the sock again which she did immediately, and then I squirted her again. She took off running and just starred at the sock from the kitchen. The last attempt was her grabbing the sock and running into my bedroom, but I was able to squirt her right before she got inside the door. She dropped the sock and jumped on my bed. She must have starred at the sock for 30 minutes, but she never touched it again. I think the feeling was uncomfortable for her and she associated the sock being the discomfort she was feeling. If I continue using the spray bottle when she has things in her mouth, I just may be able to salvage my clothes and belongings. Overall, great tip with immediate results!” – Kelly Paetow, Lubbock, TX

Good Doggie, Bad Owner: Getting Your Dog Trained In A Few Easy Steps

Do you want to know the secrets to raising a prized pooch? Do you want your doggie to be the favorite from your backyard to the neighborhood park?

Are you struggling to get your canine to stop chewing long enough to learn the command, “Sit!”? If you love your new dog but it’s driving you crazy, the burden is on you to change the situation. Every good dog needs a good owner, so where do you find out how to:

Handle excessive barking
Control your puppy’s natural tendency to chew
Avoid digging problems both indoors and out
Adjust behavior in an aggressive or problem dog
House break your dog, including teaching your dog to stop “marking its territory”

Because each dog has its own personality type, identifying the particular characteristics of your dog is half the battle in training it. All dogs need some level of discipline and Secret Dog Training Methods will educate you in the very best practices of canine instruction so that your dog is well liked by others and well loved by you and your family.

You will learn to modify every bad behavior known to doggiekind! From jumping on people to begging for food, your dog can be trained to behave as you would like. You will teach your dog commands that will be followed. You will train a dog regardless of breed or type: From hunting dog to lapdog, your pet will follow your direction to be the best pet it can be!

While most dog training programs stop at issues regarding curbing your dog or getting it to listen to a few commands, Secret Dog Training Methods actually reveals how to deal with serious problems that plague most families when they bring a new pet home to live with them.

Secret Dog Training Methods does not shy away from some of the more unsavory problems of training your pet. Issues

such as submissive urination and coprophagia (eating feces) are also addressed with methods to curb these unpleasant behaviors once and for good.

And what’s obedience without play time? Anyone can yank a leash or use harsh words to scare a dog into submission,

but A Quick wants you and your dog to have fun together. After the basic training is completed, Secret Dog Training Methods will help you:

Issue commands to your dog that will be obeyed at any distance;
Train your dog to be off leash while still under your authority;
Keep your dog to the perimeter of your yard without a shock collar;
Allow your dog to play while other pets or children are around;
Teach your dog to do tricks.

and much much more…

Easy Methods For Potty Training Puppies

January 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Puppy Training Techniques

New puppies bring an abundance of joy to their owners. They are cute bundles of fur who want nothing more than to be held and loved. But, potty training puppies can be frustrating without tenacity and patience. First you should invest in a crate appropriately sized for your pet and be sure he can walk steadily (seven to eight weeks old). Next, select the area you will consistently take your pet to accomplish his goal.

You should start by talking your pet to the selected spot and walk them around the area until they relieve themselves. You will notice that he is sniffing around, pacing back and forth, or spinning around in preparation. After returning inside, these signs will help you know when he needs to return outside for another walk.

When noticing your pet displaying his need to go potty, you should take him out immediately. Returning to his spot will remind him of what he is expected to do. If you wait too long, an accident indoors will occur and delay this whole process.

Your little guy wants nothing more than your attention and praise, and he will do most anything to get it. As soon as he completes he business, you must praise him immensely and give him some sort of food reward. If you limit this particular treat to successful outings, he will learn to expect it and the praise and reward will provide incentive to succeed.

To prevent indoor accidents, it is important that you crate your pet when returning home. His crate becomes his safe place, where he sleeps, and he will not want to soil this area. You should be prepared to walk your puppy every sixty minutes or so, and every few hours during the night. The frequency will decrease as he ages, but initially this frequency is required.

If your puppy has displayed his interest in going outside, but the walk is not productive, return indoors for a short time. You must then take him back out to his special spot until he potties. Remember to heap praise and provide the reward to reaffirm the positive reinforcement. After he eats or drinks, he should also be taken for walk within a short period.

Positive reinforcement is the most successful method of potty training puppies. Punishment does not work. It will confuse your little guy and have the reverse effect. More accidents will happen indoors, and he will not be successful using his spot outside. Praise and rewards are the way to go.

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