Sunday, September 13, 2009
When and How to Housetrain a Dog
Housetrain a dog is never an easy task. It requires patient on both the owner and of course the dog itself. When and how to housetrain a dog is the most asked question of dog owners and I think it is best to train the dog early, puppies is much easier to train than full grown dogs though it is better late than never.
Remember that puppies can not hold long enough. They don’t have the ability yet to hold for the call of nature unlike full grown dogs they can hold for hours without relieving. In this stage of a dog’s life, he will need to frequently relieve himself every four hours.
Saving you from four legged friend housebreaking, all you need to do is to housetrain your dog. The old method and inexpensive is the use of newspaper. Just spread newspaper (old or new depends on you) inside the house where you want to have “spot” for you dog business. Don’t forget to place one near the door leading outside.
If its time for you dog to relieved, place him in the newspaper and let him to his business. Do it in regular basis till he is used in using the newspaper. Soon try to remove one sheet at time till there is only one left that leads in the door outside. In an occasion you ran out of newspaper one option is to use potty pads that are available in petshops and stores.
This will prepare him to do his business outside. About dogs that are too young and is not fully vaccinated, potty housetrain is an effective way to protect your dog. Staying outside might hamper the dog from diseases and virus such as Parvo.
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