Are you frustrated by the numerous accidents that your puppy has in your house? This is common for many puppy owners so you are not alone. We are here to help you.
If you live in Middlefield, puppy training is something that we offer in your home. Almost every puppy that we have trained in someone’s home has suffered with poop and pee accidents in the home.
Many owners struggle with how to handle this situation. I want you to first understand that your puppy has no idea that you want him to pee and poop outside.
He is more than happy to go inside your home. As a result, you need to motivate him to change this behavior. The best motivation is to use is rewards.
When your puppy goes potty outside make sure you give him a treat immediately after completing his business. You want to make sure your puppy associates the treat with pottying and not for going back into the house.
It is also very important to let him be unsupervised in your home in Middlefield. Puppy training won’t be very effective if he can go outside of your view and have an accident without you knowing about it.
Keep your puppy within your view by tethering him to you or blocking him in the room with you by using gates. If you absolutely cannot watch your puppy or need to leave the home put him in a crate.
Lastly, when any accidents happen in your home, do not yell at your puppy. Yelling can instill fear and behavior problems later in your puppy’s life.
We want your puppy to be happy in Middlefield. Puppy training that involves rubbing your pup’s nose in the urine, swatting your pup on his bum, or yelling at your dog can create your dog to feel uncomfortable.
Any dog that feels uncomfortable can resort to growling, biting, snapping, etc.
You can also consult this detailed article on house training.
If you still need help please consult us. We are happy to come to your home in Middlefield. Puppy training with us is loads of fun and creates amazing results.
Johanna Teresi, Middlefield Dog Trainer, Four Legged Scholars LLC, Middlefield, Puppy Training