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How do I Potty Train My Dog?

Toilet training is often a complicated process for the dog and its owner... Sometimes long, this often comes from a misunderstanding on the part of the dog and a message poorly transmitted by its owner. We give you the secrets for a well-behaved dog and a clean floor at home!
Team Jagger.Lewis
Date of publication
April 5, 2023
Toilet training is often a complicated process for the dog and its owner... Sometimes long, this often comes from a misunderstanding on the part of the dog and a message poorly transmitted by its owner. We give you the secrets for a well-behaved dog and a clean floor at home!

Before you start potty training, it's essential to understand your dog. Puppies generally need relief every two hours, as well as after eating, drinking, playing, or sleeping. Adult dogs can wait longer, but it's important to give them enough opportunities to relieve themselves outside.

Consistency is the key to potty training.

Set up a schedule for meals, walks, and outings for your dog's needs. This will create a predictable routine and anticipate your needs. For example, you can schedule meals at set times and take your dog out about 20 to 30 minutes after each meal, as well as after each alarm and play session.

Reward desired behaviors.
When your dog relieves himself outside, praise him warmly and give him a reward, such as a treat or a toy. For example, if your dog defecates in the garden, say, “Well done! ” with enthusiasm and offer him a treat immediately afterwards.

Keep a close eye on your dog when you are at home, especially when he is young or potty training. If you notice that he is sniffing, spinning in circles, or seems worried, these are signs that he needs to relieve himself. Take him outside immediately.

Accidents are inevitable when potty training. If you catch your dog doing his business inside, interrupt him calmly and take him outside to finish. Don't scold or punish him, as this may reinforce fear and anxiety and make learning more difficult.

It is important to clean up accidents inside with an enzymatic product that eliminates odors. Dogs are attracted to the smells of urine and stools. By eliminating odors, you reduce the likelihood of a repeat accident.

Socialization and exercise are essential for the well-being of your dog. Dogs that are well socialized and active are generally more relaxed and less likely to develop behavioral problems, including toilet accidents. Make sure your dog has enough interaction with other dogs, mental stimulation, and physical activity.

Above all, you should not punish a dog that has done its business inside, and even less so if you didn't take it in the act. Indeed, dogs have a limited ability to establish a link between a message and a past act. If you don't catch your dog doing his business indoors, he won't be able to associate your message with the unwanted action. So he will be confused and will not understand why he is being reprimanded.

Instead of learning not to defecate indoors, the dog may associate punishment with your presence or with other elements of their environment, which can worsen behavioral problems. If a dog is punished for doing its needs indoors, it can learn to cover up its behavior by choosing hidden places to eliminate. This will make potty training even more difficult as it will be less obvious to detect and correct accidents.

If your dog continues to have accidents despite your efforts, consult a veterinarian to rule out possible medical causes, such as urinary tract infections, digestive problems, or hormonal disorders. A veterinarian can also refer you to an animal behavior specialist if necessary.

Every dog is unique, and some dogs may take longer to learn to potty than others. Adapt your approach according to the needs and temperament of your dog. Be patient and consistent in your approach, and do not hesitate to consult a professional if you encounter difficulties.


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