December 5

How To House Train A Dog – What You Need To Know Before Starting



Learning how to house train a dog is one of the first and most important things any new dog owner should do. You can easily get frustrated when you do not understand the basics of this process.

Even though its impossible to give you all the necessary tips to show you how to house train your dog in this short article, I will try giving you some basic first tips. These tips are very crucial in the process of training a dog.

It's my hope that these tips will make it a bit easier for you in the process of training your dog. Its also very important to properly house train a dog when you consider the fact that general hygiene issues are the number one reason why dogs are surrendered to animal shelters these days.

The amount of work you have to do training your dog can seem overwhelming, but do not panic you can successfully house train any dog. All you need is the patience and knowledge of how to go about doing this. You need to pay attention to your dog and observe its attitude towards certain commands. You will need to persevere and stick with the right training plan. You will not help issues by jumping from one training method to another.

There is no magic solution to training a dog for cleanliness. It takes a little work on your side. You will succeed within a short time with the right information. Do not just give up and feel its tough before you even begin. I previously have 7 wonderful dogs and I house trained all of them successfully within a short period of time. What I basically did was to first acquire the necessary knowledge, then I took the time and had patience to follow it through.

In my experience with all my dogs and helping train other people's dogs, I have found out that one of the first things you need to do successfully house train your dog is to give it rules and routines. Dogs need this to be able to remain clean around the home. Dogs benefit from having rules and a routine laid out for them. This will also be of benefit to your home in terms of cleanliness around the house. Establish good toilet and hygiene habits in your dog when training them for cleanliness.

For some dog breeds the best age to start house training them is between 8 to 12 weeks. This should not be applied strictly with all dog breeds. You need to get the right training information to find out what applies to your dog breed. Dogs of all ages can still be trained for cleanliness around the house. You dog does not have to be a puppy to be trained.

You need to first choose a suitable place outside your house where your dog can relate himself. When you have found a suitable place, get your dog acquainted to that area. Let your dog spend a lot of time in that area. When your dog has relieved itself, move it away from the area for sometime.

Do this several times and your dog will start understanding that that area outside the home is meant for it relieving itself. Please, do not be harsh on your dog while trying to house train it. It takes time for some dogs to get use to certain new habits or routines. Reward your dog every time it follows your house training directives.

Restrict the movement of your dog to the area you have chosen for it to tie itself, during periods when you have noticed your dog usually relieves itself. This is where observation comes in on your part. There are other quicker methods of getting your dog house trained which I have tried and continue to utilized in my dog ‚Äč‚Äčtraining work.

I have gotten my knowledge from some of the top experts in the animal welfare and dog training industry. You too can learn from these experts to. You can have access to the same excellent information I continue to utilize with great results.

But, I must warn you to be cautious when trying to select information to house train your dog. Not every information out there is good for your type of dog. You need to be careful not to permanently harm your dog with the wrong training methods or techniques. Dogs are precious and must be treated well.

There are many websites, books, training videos and other resources available to help you house train your dog the correct way. This way your dog will not be harmed by the many wrong training methods out there. Some people just buy and buy many different dog training materials, when all they really need is tested and proven information.

To successfully house train a dog you have to make up your mind that this is important enough for you, to get the necessary information you need. If you have not made up your mind to acquire the knowledge or tools you need, then am sorry to say it might be difficult for you to quickly house train your dog. But, if you have made up your mind, then you will quickly have a dog trained for cleanliness at home.

If you can not take the time to do what you need to teach your dog, then there's no point in spending your money getting training materials on how to house train your dog. You need to realize that its wiser to spend your money on good, dog house training material than spending much more money on cleaning your house.

You can successfully house train your dog, all you need is patience and the right information.


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Source by Victor Nelson

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Frank Harrigan

Frank loves tacos and dogs - the good, bad and ugly sides of dog ownership.

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