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When you buy a new puppy you have a huge responsibility. You want to make sure that you understand how you are going to train your puppy to behave in a manner that is conducive with your family.
There are a lot of people that do not understand how to balance love and punishment. You want to make sure that you understand how you are going to be stern with your puppy and also how you are going to love your puppy throughout the process.
After you get your puppy you want to make sure that you watch him go to the bathroom outside. When you are outside you want to make sure that you are able to watch the puppy before he goes to the bathroom.
You have to make sure that you are able to recognize the warning signs of your puppy. Each puppy will show different signs of having to go to the bathroom and you want to know what these signs are.
When you see the puppy exhibiting these signs you can promptly take the puppy out into the backyard. As the puppy gets used to going to the bathroom outside he or she may start to enjoy being outside more than being inside.
You also have to make sure that you are punishing the puppy when he or she goes to the bathroom inside. When you are inside you want to make sure that the puppy knows that it is not acceptable to go to the bathroom.
When the weather is nice outside you have to make sure that you keep your dog outside as often as you can. This will help your dog to star to prefer being outdoors and reliving himself outdoors rather than indoors.
After your dog eats you want to take him or her outside until he or she relives himself. When you continually do this, your dog will get into the habit of going outside after eating to go to the bathroom.
When the weather is nice you can instill this habit. As you start to instill this habit you want to make sure that you understand how you are going to make sure your puppy will also be able to use the bathroom when the weather is less than ideal.
Not only can you teach your puppy to go to the bathroom outside but you can also make sure that your dog is going to the bathroom in the same spot in the backyard. This way when you are scooping the poop you will only have to go to one spot.
You also have to make sure that your puppy is going to learn how to go to the bathroom when he or she is sleeping. Putting your dog in a crate to sleep or in a kennel is a great way to ensure that your dog does not go to the bathroom inside.
Dogs do not like to go to the bathroom in the same place that they are sleeping. You have to make sure that you work out who is going to take the dog out to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night if he or she has to go.
You should also make sure that you respond quickly to the puppy when he or she needs to go out. Teaching them that you will react and take them outdoors promptly will help them to become better when they are inside.
When you have a puppy you should also make sure that you try to use a liter box. There are a lot of people that do not understand how often they are going to have to get up in the middle of the night with their dog.
If you are going to have a liter box you have to make sure that you understand how you are going to be cleaning the box. There are a lot of people that forget how much work it can be to clean a liter box every day.
Every time that your puppy goes to the bathroom outside you want to make sure that you are taking the time to reward your puppy. You can do this by using puppy treats and praising your puppy.
You have to make sure that you understand what you are going to do to train your puppy to respond to you. The more patient you are the better off your training will be in the long run.
Terry Daniels is a veterinarian and pet-lover. He also volunteers at an animal shelter in his free time and has written hundreds of articles about pets and dog walking NYC.
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