How to teach your puppy to relieve himself
One of the main tasks that a master has when a newborn pet arrives at home, has to do with teaching the puppy to relieve himself in the place that has been determined for that. Especially if the tiny four-legged inhabitant will live, for example, in an apartment.How to teach your puppy to relieve himself
This training requires, first, of perseverance and dedication, as well as and fundamentally, of patience on the part of the owner of the puppy, since it will not be able – although there is always the exception-, to do it in the first lesson.
Now, there is a tip that is key and not only so that the puppy does not ruin the carpet with his urine, but for his future behavior, because this training should always be based on positive reinforcement and not from the punishments or mistreatments that could transform him. in a fearful dog.
In the process of teaching the puppy to relieve itself, it is preponderant that you begin to know its times. In other words, knowing when and how often he runs to defecate. to urinate.
Most begin to fidget 10 to 15 minutes after eating or drinking. It is at this time that the famous newspaper or newspaper role takes center stage, although undoubtedly today it is better to use the so-called training towels (which you can buy in pet stores or in veterinary clinics), since these they have a smell that is attractive to the puppy and which makes them want to urinate there.
However, whatever you use, the main thing is that at that moment you grab your puppy and take him to where he should relieve himself, repeating the movement until he learns it and, when the time comes (usually after two weeks), go on your own initiative to that site.
It is also important that the first time you go alone to make your feces or urine instead of what you indicated, you can reward him to reinforce this positive behavior and also become a good leader.
Why not take it to the streets in this first stage?
You’re probably wondering why you can’t take it to the streets 10 or 15 minutes after eating or drinking and want to pee. The answer is simple, you can do it as long as the puppy has already met its vaccination schedule, which is vital so that it does not contract serious diseases in its first stage of life.
Let’s go for a walk!
When the puppy has learned to relieve himself on that newspaper or a training towel – and has his vaccinations up to date – you can start walking him so that he gets into the habit of doing it outside the house.
For this you must continue with the method and identify when it is about to be done and thus take it on your walk – always carrying your bag to collect the feces. In this way and little by little, you will endorse the habit.
Now, it is also important for you to know that the puppy only recently reaches the voluntary control of urination or defecation, when he reaches approximately 4 months, so as long as he does not reach that age, you should take him out on the street every 3 hours, which is what that more or less can hold.
Does not achieve it?
If all this stage is completed, the puppy still cannot go to the place taught and / or also does not control urination, you could be facing another type of problem that does not have to do with behavior.
It could even be a health problem, possibly, in the little dog’s bladder, so in that case you should go to the vet to discover the problem and they can recommend the appropriate treatment.
Finally, you must remember that this process of teaching the puppy to relieve himself wherever you want will be successful as long as you are consistent, patient, and responsible with the method for the adorable puppy to adopt the habit.