Puppy Potty Training Classes Near Me: How To Quickly Potty Train A Puppy

The newest dog in my home is being trained to use the bathroom outside. I have successfully potty trained about 50 dogs in my home, including the ones I have owned, rescued dogs, and clients’ dogs. To speed up the process, I made a lot of notes.petco-dog-training-1

Pick a spot.

If you want to potty train your puppy quickly, pick a spot that appeals to him. A dog is motivated to go potty by sniffing and moving around. You might become frustrated with the process if you want your puppy to hit a small target made of concrete or a puppy pad. Find a place where you can give them some freedom to complete the task. Some dogs need to walk around for 5 to 10 minutes before going potty. If your puppy needs to be on a leash, use one that is at least eight feet long to give them enough room to relieve themselves. As they get older, you can always make the potty area smaller.

On cue, potty use

You need a cue to direct your dog’s actions once they have arrived at the desired spot. If not, you will have to wait a long time for them to figure out why you are hanging out at a new spot.

Saying “go potty” just as they begin to urinate is the quickest way to get someone to go “potty” on command. I use the alternative cue “get busy” for poop. You must initially align the word with the action. Since dogs cannot communicate in English, the two events must be paired together (pee = going potty, poop = being busy). You should be able to use your cue to make the potty happen once you’ve paired them together for a week (multiple times per day).

Puppy Pads: The Problem

Puppy pads may seem like the perfect solution, but the dog may not always understand their purpose. The first problem is hitting a small target. While some dogs will naturally pee on the pad, pooping there is a completely different problem. The fact that humans typically don’t remove the pad after each use makes the dog shy away from it.

Potty pads are never used by me. When given some freedom inside the house, the dog will mistake them for soft surfaces like floor mats. The need for pads will disappear with a good schedule.

Ring the bell.

The most common myth is that the dog will let you know when it’s time to go outside. Puppies in the canine world don’t alert their mom that they need to use the restroom; instead, they just go. The quickest way to train your dog to signal you is to teach him to ring a bell on the door.

Eliminate the dog door.

I am aware that I am shaking everything in your world. Instead of using dog doors, humans potty train dogs. The problem with dog doors is that people believe the process is complete once they have pushed the dog outside through the opening. Once they are alone outside, many dogs become frightened or distracted. They might dash outside, begin chasing a bird, and completely forget to use the restroom. They then enter the house and pee on the carpet. Territorial behavior in adults can also result from dog doors.

Breeds Matter

Almost all breeds have been potty trained by me, including labradors, pugs, shih tzus, chihuahuas, and Australian shepherds. Certain breeds are simpler to potty train than others. However, each individual dog makes a difference.

Some dogs have the capacity to hold more urine without having to release it. More frequent trips to the potty make potty training more difficult. By the time your puppy gets home, you’ve already fallen behind if they were raised in an environment without a designated potty area or confinement training.

Your breed of dog will need to go potty more frequently if they are naturally more active. Your diligence will need to be increased. During the training process, you will be required to spend more time at home.

Good Dog Food

Feeding your dog cheaper food that contains a lot of fillers like corn, soy, or by-products will only make potty training more difficult. More poop equals more fillers in food! Dogs and puppies eating high-quality dog food will have smaller and less frequent poop. Potty training goes more quickly with high-quality dog food.

Take action if your puppy’s poop has the same consistency as soft serve ice cream or is even softer. Visit your veterinarian to have your fecals examined for parasites. Consider feeding your puppy less food if the test is negative (clean). Looser stools can result from eating too much. Potty training goes more quickly with firm, healthy poop.

So here’s the trick to quick potty training.

No matter the breed or size, the goal can be achieved by controlling the environment and putting the dog on a schedule. I apologize, nothing too fancy!

To prevent them from wandering and simply squatting in the middle of a run, you must use management to limit their movements. This entails umbilical cords, tie downs, exercise pens during the day, and nighttime crate training. The warning signs that your dog or puppy needs to go potty must be observed when you are at home (circling, sniffing, whining). There is no quick fix. You must be consistent in taking your dog or puppy to the designated potty spot, getting a successful potty, and rewarding them with treats or toys.

It is true that most dogs raised normally don’t want to relieve themselves in an area they view as their den. Naturally, a den is a very compact area. It will take some time for you to teach your dog that your entire house is the den. Your dog will need to be “potty trained” in each room of the house.

 

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