If you have a new pet, you should read more about how to potty train a puppy, since this problem can get very annoying if you do not start in time.
Dogs are great pets. Your dog can really be your best companion, only if you know how to train him. Training starts when he is still a puppy. You may think that your puppy is too small to focus on anything you are trying to teach him. However, this is not entirely true. Dogs need to be trained regularly when they are still small. Do not expect a grown dog to learn the new things easily. It is always easier with a puppy.
How to Potty Train a Puppy in an Apartment
If you live in an apartment, and have a lot of space for a dog to live there with you, perhaps you will find it easier to train him to use one spot inside the apartment for urinating. If you have a smaller dog, it will not be problem at all. However, if your puppy belongs to a large breed, do not train him to ‘do his thing’ inside your apartment. This may turn into a problem later, when your dog grows up. As we said, if you have a dog of a small breed, you can train him to urinate in one specific spot in your apartment. You can use papers to mark the spot and they will also absorb the urine. You will clean this easier and everything will be just fine. Do not be angry at your puppy if he doesn’t get it right away. Remember that he is still a puppy. Do not beat your little friend and do not yell at him. It will only confuse him. The only efficient way to train your puppy is to reward him when he does something well. If he does something wrong, you should always repeat the same word like “No”. Stick to a short word and keep your voice calm but firm. Never make scenes and do not scream at you dog. It will only frustrate both you and your dog.
How to Potty Train a Puppy to Go Outside
If your puppy belongs to a large breed, you will have to potty train him to go outside. This is not always easy, since dogs often get used to one spot, and if your dog starts doing it inside the house, it will be hard to make him stop. So do not let that happen. If you live alone and have no one to help you, this can be hard, but it can still be done. When your dog feels like he needs to go outside, he will get nervous and start moving around the room, as if he is looking for something. Pay your attention to your dog’s behavior and you will be able to see this. Take the dog outside and wait until he does his thing. After that, you can reward him with a nice snack and say something nice using an encouraging tone. Do this every time, and he will get it eventually. Dogs need to repeat things so they can memorize them. He will make a connection between urinating outside and a reward he gets every time he does it right. It takes a little time, but you must be patient.