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House Breaking

House Breaking-An Easy Way

Who amongst us will be happy with a puppy peeing or pooping in the house? If owners could select a skill they wish their dog to have, housebroken is the most probable skill. House-breaking training of your pet may be challenging, but usually, no one likes to clean the dogie accidents-particularly when they are in their own home.


Whether housebreaking a puppy, the first and foremost step is taking the benefit of her den instinct, i.e., her wish to curl up in a safe place. A crate, if appropriately introduced, can be a happy and rewarding place that can offer your pet a secure haven of its own. If you keep your puppy safely in a crate, she will not destroy anything in your house if you are away. Remember, puppies never spoil their sleeping quarters, and when they are confined in their sleeping place, they will hold on as long as possible.

How can one train a puppy?

Let the puppy sleep in her crate during the nighttime. If you allow her to roam in your house the whole night and sleep anywhere she likes, she will move and find a proper place to do business. But if you keep her in a crate and offer her a choice of going out or doing her business in the same place, she will opt for going out. In this case, you can get up and take her outside.


If you take her outside, there is a high chance for the puppy to urinate vastly, but some puppies start playing and will forget why they came out. When they return home, they will remember their job, and you will clean it. Here, it is better for you to wait outside and let her take her time. Bring her back and put her in the crate if she takes more time. After some minutes, again, take her outside. This time, she will do her business.


Some puppies usually go more than once. Thus, it would help if you observed them. Regular observation can help you in this regard. If your puppy is one of them, take her outside and wait unless and until she completes her job. After bringing your puppy back to your home, feed her some treats. Within some time, she will need to go to the bathroom. Usually, this time is not the same for all the puppies, but you can watch the timing gap and set your time accordingly. Apart from all these, there are other times when your puppy wants to go outside. These times include when she wakes up, eats more, and plays a lot at night. You only need to take her out and let her on the grass during all these times.


If you carry out these processes, your puppy will find that the grass is the proper place for her to relieve, and she will never do it in the house. See also Teaching your dog to eliminate on Command.

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