If you want to succeed at potty training your pup, then you need to make a schedule. Next, you must stick to that schedule! Since a puppy is just learning that it is possible to have bladder control, they will have some trouble with it at first, but be patient.
Before you set up a schedule, you will have to monitor what their individual habits are when it comes to going potty. While the timing and duration will be different for every pup, most of them will benefit, if you take them out during the following times:
- Early morning
- Late at night
- After playing
- After naps
- After chew toy time
- After meals
- After drinking
If you stick to the schedule, then it will be easier for your puppy to realize that when they need to go potty, they must find an approved place to do so. They will also understand that certain places are off limits.
Since each puppy will be different, it means you will have to learn the signals and rhythms that yours displays. Idiosyncrasy will matter when potty training your puppy because some have to go every time they become excited. Others will be able to hold it longer.
A puppy’s immature and developing digestive system means that you need to divide their feedings into three smaller meals. Highest quality food that also agrees with your puppy is the only kind that you should feed them.
If you examine your puppy’s stool regularly, you will know when it is time for a change in diet. Stinky and loose potty will mean they will need to be given new food that agrees with them.
Praising your puppy every time when they do the right thing works best when it comes to potty training. You can show your appreciation by cheering them, clapping, or even giving them doggy treats when they go in the right place.
How did you potty train your puppy? Did you use any of the methods mentioned here? How well did these methods work? Let me know!