As cute as a puppy is, it’s a lot of work to train a puppy to use the bathroom outside rather than on your carpet. It is worth putting in the effort though so that you can thoroughly enjoy the companionship of your dog rather than feeling constantly frustrated that the pet is having constant accidents in your home. DM Carpet Cleaning is here to share some tips to help make your puppy potty training a success and keep your dog from having accidents on your carpet.
How to Potty Train a Puppy
If you haven’t ever trained a puppy, it can be difficult to know where to start on this journey. That’s why we would like to share some of our best tips to help you successfully train your puppy.
– Create a Schedule: Just like little kids, puppies will thrive when there is a schedule set it place. It helps them to know and anticipate what will be happening next. You should always take your puppy outside after doing the following activities: 1. Waking up in the morning 2. Before going to bed at night 3. Waking up from a nap 4. After eating 5. After drinking 6. After playtime.
– Use a Puppy Crate: One of the best ways to get your puppy used to your schedule is to use a crate. Crate training a dog will help them get used to holding their urine because a dog will not pee where they are sleeping. It can be difficult to get used to the crate and will take several days. It’s important that you stick it out. Your dog may whine and yelp when in there but put an object that smells like you inside the crate to help them feel calm and get used to being in there.
– Praise Puppy when Going Potty Outside: Your puppy is going to want to please you. When they go potty outside and do something that is right, make sure you praise them and let the puppy know that they have done something right. This will help them want to do it next time.
– Supervise Dog: You should be watching your puppy anytime they aren’t in their crate. You will learn their mannerisms and behavior. You will start to pick up on the cues that they give that let you know they need to be let outside. If you don’t have time to sit and observe your puppy around the clock, it is a nice break to let them take a nap in the crate; where you know they aren’t getting into any trouble.
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It is important that you have your carpet cleaned during the puppy training process. The professionals at DM Carpet Cleaning can eliminate any odors or stains that are left behind from potty training your puppy. This will help you avoid accidents in the future as dogs usually pee in the same spot because they can smell it. Call us today!