Dog house training tips and tricks

You just took a very important decision for your life when you choose to take a puppy or a dog to your house. Why do I say that? Because a dog will definitely change your life completely. He will bring a lot of joy and fun in your everyday life, but will also give you some responsibilities.

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In order to feel happy and satisfied with this decision, a very first thing you have to do is your dog house training.

You might say that you are not a trainer, you have no qualifications, and you don’t know how to do that. Don’t worry! Dog house training doesn’t need any qualifications, all you have to do is to follow some simple rules I will give you above.

Remember that your dog or your puppy has some natural instincts that he was born with. As long as he gets no training, he will continue to do things his own way. So, it’s not his fault that he pees and poos all over your house, he can’t make a difference of the places where is fine to eliminate and where it isn’t. That’s why, you must train him to know these places and to use them properly.

The first step in your dog house training is to restrict the area where your dog eliminates. The proper place in a house is your dog’s cage or crate, but still, there is a thing that you must know. Dogs don’t like to eliminate in the places where they spend time, that’s why, if you choose the cage or the crate, make sure that it is big enough, so that there is enough place for your dog to lay down and to turn around. Or you can find another place in you house where he can eliminate, like a corner, or a separate place.

After choosing the right place, in this process of dog house training you need to start the training. Some dogs can be easily distracted from a thing you might ask them to do, that’s why, pay attention, when you train your dog, have him focused on you. If he is not an obedient dog yet, you could use a leash at the beginning, and this way he will feel that there is no way, just to obey you. You will have a huge of success if you try this method, but never use the leash without words. You won’t use the leash forever, that’s why, in the close future, your dig will have to understand your words when you tell him where to go and what to do.

What you have to know in order to prevent accidents is when your dog needs to eliminate. This usually happens early in the morning when he wakes up, before a nap, in about half an hour after his meal, before going to bed. You must know that a puppy can keep in hours their age in months. After six months he will have to be able to keep from six to eight hours. After a while you will see that your dog gives you some signs that he needs to eliminate. It will be easy to read those signs, because you will see that your dog suddenly stops from an activity or a special look on his face. You will be able to understand that look soon. 

Good luck with your dog house training!