This Article is About
time dogs
little puppy
pack animals
bringing home
House Breaking Your Dog
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

We all know the excitement of bringing home a cute little puppy, however it does not take long for anxiety to start building when the new puppy keeps urinating or pooping on your clean floors or carpet. A few tips on training your pet to go outside or on a puppy pad can be very helpful. This is again where consistency is very important.

Take notice and try to comprehend your dog or puppy's actions which signal they need to to to the bathroom. Take notice of any signs that your dog may need to go urinate or poop. Some dogs go round in circles when they need to go, others will start sniffing around or even some like my two little shitzhu's come to me with one of their babies (stuffed animals) in their mouth. Learn the signs that your dog gives to you when he or she wants to go potty.

Remember puppys need to go potty quite frequently. Take them out after they eat, after a nap and always before bedtime. If possible take your dog for a walk at the time he usually goes to potty. Take your dog to the same location each time he needs to eliminate. . If you do not have a yard or live in confined spaces you could take your dog to the same spot in your house where you have placed newspaper or puppy pads. Each and every time your dog goes where he is supposed to go give him lots of praise. But do this consistently and every time. Dogs react positively to praise and will want to please you once they learn.

In time you can even train your dog to signal you. There are doggie doorbells that will chime when your dog goes to the door and needs to go out. In time you can teach him to ring a bell to let you know when he needs to go out.

While you are training your dog do not give him free roam of your house. Keep him confined until you can get him trained.

By using a crate you will be able to more easily train your dog. Generally animals will not eliminate in the place where they sleep. Dogs feel safe inside a crate as dogs are pack animals and the crate is their den. Take your dog out to potty as soon as you return.

When training puppies or adult dogs always use positive reinforcements, do not scold him or hit him as nothing will be accomplished by negative emotions. He will associate the punishment with your return from the outside.

Proper scheduling is very important. Take your dog out to potty at around the same time everyday. They become used to routine. If they are accustomed to going at 6:00 every morning, this will become their routine. Stick to your schedule and you will find it will be a much easier task of housebreaking your dog.

If you are patient and know that housebreaking your dog takes time you will wind up with a happy and well adjusted dog.

Street Talk

Very good article. House training can and will take time. You have to be patient and understanding towards your pet. Keep up the good work.

  about 7 years ago

Thank you William for your comment good luck with your training. Our pets are such loveable creatures, they become one of the family

  about 7 years ago

Great article. We are now in the process of house training our new terrier and it is going quite well. He is such a lovable dog. Thank you

  about 7 years ago
You May Also Like
Cruelty to Animals (dogs), Part I
I am an animal lover. I like all animals, but I mainly like dogs; after all I have a houseful of them. I therefore do not understand how some people can be cruel to dogs. I have never known of a dog that asked to be mistreated. We hear of…
By: jerrys1945 in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 16, 2012  
  Likes: 3

Barking Dog Alarm
The sound of a barking dog has always been a great security device. There is and will always be a vibrant discussion about home security products. Even about one of the most effective home defense mechanism available people do not agree. In my opinion the best protection for a house…
By: eddie1 in  Home Improvement  >  Security   Sep 02, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Is there A Link Between Dogs, People, And Cancer?
In the past the idea that dogs could sniff out cancer in people was laughed at and dismissed immediately. In recent years, however, this notion is becoming accepted and recognized as being true. The reason why dogs detect the cancer smell is to do with the tumours themselves. The cancer…
By: Johnnie Thistlema in  Pets  >  Dogs   Aug 10, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Celebrating Your Dog’s Birthday With Homemade Dog Cakes
A lot of people look forward to their birthday because it’s a good reason to eat, drink and be merry. Who doesn't like a good excuse to have a party and eat lots of cake and other treats? What about your dog? For many people their dog is another member…
By: Debi P in  Pets  >  Dogs   Sep 30, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Why I Love My Dog!
I remember when I was a young child growing up, I had always wanted a dog. I knew having a dog was a lot of responsibility. I would be responsible for feeding, bathing and doing anything else the dog needed. Well, i did get a dog, the dog was a…
By: Chris51 in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jul 14, 2013  
  Likes: 2

Proposing to A Man - Ask Him! Are You Kidding?
Many people will be quite surprised to know that more and more women are proposing to a man. Even so, these women know what they want and realise that they don't want to waste months or years in a relationship with no hope of him ever asking her to get…
By: Connie Lewis in  Relationships  >  Marriage   Jun 13, 2012  
  Likes: 3

Training Puppies To Potty, How Hard Is It?
Training puppies to Potty is not hard. It will require time. Puppies are absolutely without a doubt one of the cutest, most adorable things this side of heaven. So either don't let your children see one or be prepared to go the distance with puppy potty training. A quick story…
By: J.T. in  Pets  >  Dogs   Sep 02, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Lilylou the Yorkipoo
I am a cat person. But I am also a pragmatist. When we decided to to get another pet, since we travel in an RV, we got a dog. A little Yorkipoo. How much different could it be than a cat? It was the size of a cat. When we…
By: Rachel Johnson in  Pets  >  Dogs   Aug 10, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Talented K9 Introducing A New Dog
Introducing a new dog into your home isn't always easy, especially if you have other dogs already living there. This article is focused more towards homes that have dogs already living there. Since dogs are pack animals, they don't always instantly accept a new dog into the home. You might…
By: AmyTK9 in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 18, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Does Your Dog Dominate It's Master?
Who eats FIRST? Your dogs or you? This has become the topic of discussion (dare I say heated?) between my wife and I. The difference between dogs and other animals on the farm is that dogs live in the house. Dogs are man's best friend. Never heard that said of…
By: McK McConaha in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jul 16, 2012  
  Likes: 1

This Alpha Bitch Owns The Gate!
There I stood at the gate. Silent. Still. I gazed into the distance; feeling the breeze and enjoying the wispy clouds of a blue-skied day. At my feet, in stark contrast, was my juvenile dog, Simba. Simba was excited. Eager. Anxious for me to open the gate so that she…
By: Heather Bradford in  Pets  >  Dogs   Apr 10, 2012  
  Likes: 8

Reasons to Choose A Patient Driving Instructor Weston - super - mare
Individuals who would like to make the learning how to drive process enjoyable should start by hiring a competent, friendly Driving Instructor Weston-super-Mare. The instructor you choose to work with should ensure you make the most of your Driving Lessons Weston-super-Mare and he should make sure you do not waste…
By: Sheraton Veranda in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 05, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Is Alpo Dog Food Possibly One Of The Best Dog Food Brands Ever?
A well known and loved brand – Alpo, which is short for Allen Products, was founded way back in 1936 in Pennsylvania, and is now owned by Nestle. With such a long history, customers where rightly concerned when the brand was affected by the large scale product recalls in 2007.…
By: Mike Nash in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 02, 2016  
  Likes: 0

A Merry Hound - The Beagle
Beagles were developed as scent hounds and used to hunt rabbits and small prey. Today, this popular breed is used for hunting, pet therapy, "sniffing" dogs for law enforcement, and as family pets. This is one of the most popular dogs in the United States due to the temperament and…
By: Doug Fabick in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 02, 2016  
  Likes: 0

How to Get the Best Food From the Renowned Pet Food Supplier In Stoke –on - trent?
The nutritional requirements of the pet animals are different from that of humans. Hence, picking the best pet food from the pet food supplier in Stoke-On-Trent takes effort and thought. All the pet owners are advised to go through the labels to get an idea of the ingredients. Moreover, they…
By: aby in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 02, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2842    Report this Article