This Simple Tool Is Spot On To Help Potty Train Your Dog!
It’s time to potty train your rescue dog, so be prepared to make room on your calendar. Just like with children, you can’t expect a dog, to potty train in your timeframe. Although, you can make it happen easier than you think.
Wouldn’t life be great if all rescue dogs came to us potty trained and house broken? Alas, where would the fun be in that? Though this German Shorthaired Pointer looks like he’s taking potty training semi-seriously, we need to consider a few simple tips to make it seriously happen for your dog.
Most rescue or shelter dogs have undergone a bit of trauma before arriving at your forever or foster home. Check out these ways to help your rescue dog feel loved. Here is one tool you can use to help potty train your recuse dog with little or no stress.
Here is one tool you can use to help potty train your recuse dog with little or no stress.
Provide a clean and cozy crate to help potty train your rescue dog
One of the simplest ways to teach a dog bladder and bowel control is with crate training. Older dogs don’t like to make a mess in their sleeping and eating areas. And puppies will benefit from the elevated flooring to stay cleaner if they have an accident.
If putting a dog in a crate stresses you out, please understand, your new pet needs a safe place to stay while he or she transitions. Keep in mind with adult dogs you won’t have to use the crate very long —perhaps a few days or so. And, your rescue puppy may surprise you by going into the crate when they get tired.
The crate must be large enough for your dog to stand up, turn around, and lie down in comfortably, but no bigger. If there’s too much room, your dog may choose to go potty in one corner while still keep his living space clean. Keep the crate located where everyone hangs out in the house, so your adult rescue dog or puppy won’t feel isolated. Also give your dog lots of time outside the crate for exercise, obedience training, spending time with the family, and of course potty breaks.
It’s best to take your dog out for at least six potty breaks each day. Take him to the same spot to build a habit of knowing-where-he’s-going. After a few days, you will notice your dog going where he’s been before without hesitation. I use the code words, “Do your business” with my pups from the start. It’s like a bell, I say, it and they go.
Find more tips to help housebreak your adult dog here.
If you use a crate, which one works best for you?