How to Train an Adopted Puppy Inside Your House
Puppies are very fragile, but whether you like it or not, they should be trained. They should know what’s acceptable or not, regardless of the risk of doing so.
It might sound too difficult to train puppies inside your house, but it’s actually pretty simple. But before anything else, you should remember that to successfully housetrain your puppy, they will rely on you.
Puppies Will Rely on You
You should be consistent with your commands, perceptive of his signals, and patient. Despite that, you should make sure you’ve got your eyes peeled for when accidents happen.
Not only that, but they literally can’t be trained properly with an owner that doesn’t know anything. That’s why we at Paws of Tomorrow provide informational content for both new and experienced puppy owners.
It’s only natural to occur as puppies will inevitably make mistakes, especially when it’s their first time being housetrained.
With these mistakes, you’ll know how well your puppy is doing and it will also serve as an indication that they don’t know what is acceptable. That means you have to get rid of their confusion.
Also, never hit your puppy even when they make mistakes. This is because while you may think of it as punishment, they can’t comprehend the reason why you hit or grab them.
They will only think of it as you getting angry for no reason whatsoever. Of course, we don’t want to instill fear into our puppies. Remember that mistakes are part of the learning experience of your puppies.
Even well-trained puppies encounter accidents. To avoid this, you can use pet odor neutralizer so your puppy will know what to do to avoid making the same mistake. Take note, however, that ammonia-based products smell like urine to puppies, so don’t use them.
However, with every accident your puppy experiences, make sure that you provide more and more supervision. If your puppy is well-trained, and he starts having accidents, you may need to get him used to the outside world. In short, let him go outside more.
You should also remember that your puppy’s diet should not be altered without a good reason. This is because it can cause digestive upset that will in turn result in accidents.
Watch for territorial markings like spraying urine on objects. Spaying or neutering may help stop this behavior. Remember to supervise your puppy at all times and stop him if he starts marking and clean the area thoroughly.
Scheduling Your Puppies Potty Time
Although freedom is important for your puppies, it should not be given to puppies at a very young age. This is a common mistake puppy owners make.
For example, while it might be ingrained in the behavior of your puppy to go potty outside, you should make still put effort into supporting this behavior for months.
It’s also worth noting that the younger the puppy is, the more often they will need to go. Being two-month-old will mean he will need to go potty every couple of hours.
After a couple of months, he will then grow more mature and so is his digestive system. As that happens, the period of his eliminations will increase.
When training your puppies, it can be difficult, but you should be patient. Remember that you’re not the only one enduring, but also your puppy. If you think it’s time to bond with your puppy more, you can contact us and we’ll help you with that.