From a very early age puppies understand what to get dirty own nest is not good, and at the age of 3 weeks to go to the toilet, begin to move away from it. It means that getting a puppy to the toilet should be a relatively simple task, Of course, if you do not ask him what is outside areas of his understanding, just point him in the right direction and create natural conditions so that he can do his job.
Since toilet training is usually the very first training and guidance that your puppy receives from you, It is important that you go the right way. This first communication experience will lay basis for your subsequent training efforts, and will begin to teach the puppy interact with you, but at the same time will teach him where it is better to go to restroom.
When to start toilet training?
When your puppy is still very small (between age, when he is weaned and age when he is capable goes out and get to know other dogs) you can’t let him out as often as he required. This can happen every couple of hours, and sometimes also at night.
However, training your puppy for the toilet should begin as only your puppy will be at least 8 weeks old. it it’s necessary not only for him to learn how to use the toilet in reserved space, but also to ensure that he does not harm his normal development when it will move out of its usual living space to another place to do their job.
You should always consider your puppy’s age and understand the level his development, to begin his studies, however, there is no such thing like “too young” for toilet training if the puppy is already excommunicated from mother!
How to start
Install a home toilet for the young puppy next to the door, through which you will subsequently release him into the street. Make sure this area is far enough away from food and water, but nonetheless in scope from his living space to the puppy felt safe when he used his.
Place something like litter or even newspapers and encourage your puppy every time he goes to the toilet to this place until you can let it out.
The next step, you will need to take the puppy outside and go out with him to the toilet every one to two hours, and if he’s actually actually goes to the toilet, you need to praise him well. Over time time, your puppy will grow, and the gaps between the toilet will be get longer and you can reduce the number of exits to the street.
Learn to distinguish between signals
Your puppy may tell you that he wants to go to the toilet, therefore you can recognize your puppy’s course of movement toward the door or towards home toilet. If you notice this, then try to intercept him on his way to the goal and take to the street. Do it right away don’t make the puppy wait. It is important that your puppy understands that if he will ask you to leave, you will definitely respond to it needs.
Fast enough, your puppy will come to understand this and will show obvious signals of desire to go to the toilet. Be alert when your puppy whines and scratches the door, or sniff and look for a place to go to the toilet, also he may squat down to urinate, or start to hunch for bowel movements. At this point, if you are fast enough, you can to encourage the puppy for his second patience while you open the door, so he will learn to ask you to go to the toilet in the future.
When to take a puppy to go to the toilet
Once you have determined that your puppy is already enough adult and a break between exits to the toilet is at least 2 hours, use the following recommendations to offer him go out:
- First time in the morning
- After he eats
- After a game or excitement
- Last time – at night
- And whenever he asks to go out
Create a positive experience.
Make sure your puppy is happy and relaxed enough when goes to the toilet. Stay with him in the garden so that he concentrated on your own business, and not on the fact that you are somewhere gone, but don’t forget to give him enough space so that he don’t felt constrained.
Give your puppy a treat or praise him well after he went to the toilet, so he formed positive associations between toilet training and reward.
Never punish your puppy for misuse. toilet, lack of understanding or because it is not always everything doing right.