A new puppy came from the house? Unless you don’t care if it’s all over the ground, you need to train it. If you can no longer worry about the peeing in the wrong place, it is a relief! Therefore, family training is especially important for raising puppies, and it is also very easy to grasp.
Understand dog behavior
Dogs don’t know right or wrong, dogs know “safe” and “dangerous.” When the puppy enters the house and urinates on the carpet, it does not understand that this is a “bad” behavior. For puppies, the carpet is just where it goes for a walk. It is also a warm and comfortable place compared to the cold and dirty outdoor.
Everyone wants to teach the puppy not to urinate in the house. In order to do this, teach the puppy before it makes a mistake, instead of waiting for it to make a mistake and then punish it. Punishing a puppy doesn’t make it understand what you mean, it only makes the training process more difficult. Immediately after the dog enters the house, take it out and tell it the correct place to pee. You have to gently tell it that it should be excreted outdoors, and scolding will only make the puppy more and more confused.
Do not punish the puppy. This is not only cruel, but also often instills bad thoughts on it, allowing the puppy to do more bad behaviors. After the puppy makes a mistake, he will hide from you and climb to the bed to urinate. Corporal punishment can make a puppy afraid of you, but it will not change its bad habits.
Understand the learning limits of puppies
The age of the puppy is related to the puppy’s ability to learn, so it is necessary to teach it something that can be understood. The general guidelines are as follows:
• It is difficult for a puppy to be weaned too early to train and has many other problems. It is best to start training when the puppy is 5-7 weeks old, because the puppy is a good habit during this time.
. This is when the puppy learns to judge the environment is safe or dangerous. Be sure to train your puppy in a safe environment. Pups of this age are really unable to control the problem of urination, so we have to accept this fact. It can be done when it grows up. Don’t think that this thing is very difficult. At this stage, the puppy is still too small to learn how to control urination.
• At 16 weeks: A puppy can usually not urinate for four consecutive hours. (Before, the puppy can only last for 2 hours).
4-6 months, because the puppy of this age is very easy to distract, it is often not easy to train. Puppies are likely to want to explore the world around them, for example, the moth in front of them can attract attention. A four-month puppy can be used for four to five hours without urinating, while a six-month puppy can be used for six or seven hours without urinating.
· 6-12 months: Sexual maturity will cause the little male dog to lift his legs and pee on the furniture. At this time, the puppy can not urinate for seven to eight hours.
· 12-24 months: Your puppy may not be an adult because of the different breeds of dogs. It’s best to train the puppy a few years ago, but don’t worry, if the puppy is already an adult, you can still train it.
Find a box or “cave.” Finding a suitable place for a puppy is critical to training a puppy, which tells them the importance of excreting away from food and sleeping areas. A puppy who never leaves the food and sleeping areas will form the idea of “can be excreted everywhere” because that place is the whole area of its activity. The box also gives the puppy a sense of security. Most dogs like to huddle in things like cradle, just like in a wild cave. If you want to train a puppy, you can open the door and let the puppy freely enter and exit. If you want to limit the activity of the puppy, you can close the door. In addition, in order to the safety of the puppy, you can also close the door of the box. You can think of this as the base camp for the puppy.
The so-called box can be a structure similar to the cargo hold of an aircraft or simply a small laundry basket covered with a small wooden board. You can use your creativity, but make sure your dog can’t escape. Most pups are not excreted in the box.
Use boxes for short-term confinement. When you go to work or perform activities, you need to leave home for a while, and you don’t want the puppy to “make mistakes”. You can put the puppy in the box. When you get back to your home when you finish the activity, take the puppy out and don’t give it a chance to “make a mistake” in the house.
Puppies under 16 weeks can only be kept for up to two hours without urinating, while puppies over 16 weeks can not be urinated for four hours. Don’t let the puppy stay in the box for more than this number, or you will have to clean the box!
It is very beneficial to give a young dog a box. In the future life, you will often need to enter the box, such as watching a vet, traveling, cleaning, and so on. Let it get used to the box when it is young, so it will be convenient in the future. However, please note that if the box is too large, the dog may still be drained inside. Dogs don’t really go outside their entire territory to excrete. Some dogs will walk about 3 meters away, while others will only walk 1 meter. So make sure the box is small.
Develop a timetable
Feeding puppies according to the feeding schedule during home training can make your life easier. Allowing a puppy to eat at any time makes family training very difficult. In addition, developing a dog walking schedule will save you a lot of trouble. It is best to walk the dog for 15 to 20 minutes after meals.
The most important thing in family training is consistency. If your behavior is always consistent, doing the same thing, and expecting it to do the same every time, your puppy will learn very quickly. On the other hand, if you change your actions and expectations from time to time, the puppy will be confused, can only do things that seem to be correct, and will not care what you want it to do. Follow the steps below to create a process that will ensure predictability of its excretion behavior.
The puppy should be taken outside immediately (to a pre-determined drain) at the following times:
· The principal thing you get up in the first part of the day
· After each meal
·After waking up
· Before going to bed at night.