How to Potty Train Your Golden Retriever Puppy Part 2

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We are picking up from the first part of this article. If you haven’t read part 1, please do and come back.

No puppy is perfect and you will experience some accidents indoors along the way. The dog won’t understand yelling at a mess in the house. As I mentioned before, many times, the golden retriever is a very sensitive breed. So, please do not overly punish the pup for something they can’t control. They sometimes tend to shut down.

Instead, clean the mess as quickly as possible. This prevents your dog from re-marking the area again if he smells any leftover odor. Constant supervision when you are home with your pup and the use of his crate can help to prevent these accidents from occurring. If you catch your little one in the middle of an accident, clap your hands to startle him and stop him from going. Quickly bring your pup outside to his potty area immediately and allow him to finish outdoors.

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A major roadblock to potty training can be your golden’s tendency to urine mark if not spayed or neutered. Once your pup reaches between 6 and 9 months old, he will become sexually mature. He will want to communicate that he is available to mate. Dogs tend to do this with urine, leading to an unhappy owner and smelly home. To avoid such issues, have your pup fixed before he reaches 3 months old.

During your puppy’s initial training, accidents may happen, but once your dog adapts to his new routine, these accidents should stop. If you notice that your pup suddenly begins to backslide, going indoors frequently or suffering from diarrhea, it’s time to visit the veterinarian for an exam. Golden retriever pups are prone to urinary tract infections. Loose stools can indicate a number of gastrointestinal issues, so visiting the doctor is the best way to ensure your little one’s health and clear up any issues early on.

Hopefully, these two articles will help you start and end the potty training process successfully. If you need more help, there are many other websites available. You can also make a trip to your vet as well. After all, your vet wants to help you and your pup as much as they can.

Golden retrievers are a truly amazing breed. The breed is known to be friendly and their tolerant attitude makes the golden retriever to be a wonderful family pet. The intelligence of the breed also enables it to be a highly capable working dog. Golden Retrievers excel at retrieving game for hunters (hence the name), tracking, sniffing out drugs, and as therapy and assistance dogs. They’re also natural athletes, and do well in dog sports such as agility and competitive obedience.

So, please do right by your golden retriever puppy when you are training them. Because when that pup grows up, he can be trained to help you with all sorts of things. That’s just one of the things that makes the golden retriever very special.

Information for this article was taken from: http://pets.thenest.com/

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