Knowing when your new puppy needs “to go”
“I just bought a new puppy and I am clueless as to how to learn the best way to approach dog house training and how to know when my dog needs to use the bathroom”. Does this sound like you?
As a dog trainer for both my friends and hundreds of clients, this is the number one question that many people call me to ask about when they bring home their first puppy. They are typically stressed out and are unsure how to read their dog’s signals to know when to take the pup to that special potty training place instead of having a big mess on the carpet floor.
Of course, it is totally understandable to want to properly teach your new companion the rules of dog house training. But there is no need to stress the process of dog house training because it can be taught fast, efficiently, and taught within a positive manner.
Successful dog house training depends on your ability to predict the call of nature within your puppy. Yes, this will take a little time but soon enough you will be cued into the signs your puppy will make as it approaches the need to use the bathroom.
One of the most common times that a new dog will need to go is right after a lot of activity. For example, such times of activity maybe after you take your dog for a walk outside, after gently playing with him in the living room, or perhaps after he plays with other pups. Learning this will aid you in easy dog house training methods.
Another very common time of the day when your new \ will need to go is right after waking up. Of course, you probably already know that, based on how people feel the need to use the bathroom upon waking too. But when it comes to dog house training, we sometimes forget that puppies have this urge after sleeping just as badly as humans do.
And lastly, your new puppy will have the urge to go to the bathroom after eating a good meal. When your young dog eats a meal or even a snack, the body then feels the need to empty out. This is an important dog house training tip to remember as it is easy to forget.