Dog is not yet housebroken, what should i do?

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My dog is not yet housebroken – what should I do??

If you have decided to give a young puppy a new home, you will most likely face the same question as all new puppy owners: How do I get the little four-legged friend housebroken as quickly as possible?? Anyone who has ever raised a puppy knows that the cute animals do not yet have their bladder and intestinal sphincter under control. This inevitably leads to the puppies having to relieve themselves very frequently. It is not uncommon for mishaps to happen on the beloved carpet or the freshly cleaned parquet floor. In order for your puppy to learn to do its business exclusively outside and thus become housebroken, patience, understanding and loving consistency are required. So in this post we would like to explain how to quickly and safely housebreak your new family member.

Getting your dog house trained

Housebreaking a puppy

If the new dog is to be housetrained, most new dog owners are often faced with a problem. However, this does not have to be, because with the heeding of some valuable tips, the housetraining is usually achieved quickly. Puppies do their business much more often than adult dogs do. This means you should take your four-legged friend outside about every two hours for the first few weeks. Especially after every meal, after longer playing and romping and also after sleeping, the little ones should be taken outside in any case. In this way, puppies get used to a regular rhythm and to defecate outside the apartment or house. Here, above all, your patience and consistency are needed. The more often you can put puppies in front of the door before they do their business, the faster your four-legged friend will understand what this is all about.

Mishaps happen: How to get your dog housebroken

It is especially important that you do not scold or nag your puppies if they have a mishap in the house. This could disturb the young animals and make them afraid, which could affect the training of becoming house-trained enormously. Instead, you should wordlessly wipe away the mishap and spray the area with a strong-smelling cleaner. In this way, all odors are eliminated and the puppy is simultaneously given to understand that this is not a place to relieve himself. Dogs can often smell the places where they have already come loose for a long time afterwards, so thorough cleaning is extremely important.

Use the puppy mat as an aid

If your apartment is on a higher floor and you don’t have the possibility to take your dog outside for a short time, you can use a so called "puppy mat" be used as an aid. This is available either in pet stores for training purposes or can be easily made yourself with the help of a flat, sufficiently large container and some newspaper. Instead of taking the puppy outside, put him on the puppy mat, so that he gets used to being released in this place. However, this is dangerous because the dog can quickly get used to it.

Get dog housebroken? Do not forget to praise

A very important aspect of training housetraining is praise. Here, the type of praise is less important than the right timing. As soon as the quadruped has released itself outside, you should praise it immediately for it. In this way, the puppy associates a positive memory with the release outside the house and it is easier for him to internalize it. As praise are suitable for example:

  • small treats
  • a so-called clicker
  • short petting session
  • praising, loving words.

If your dog does not show any improvement in his behavior even after weeks of training and cannot get used to being housebroken, it makes sense to consult a veterinarian. In such cases, both physical and psychological ailments can be the cause. Common causes are:

  1. psychological stress such as fear, insecurity and submissiveness
  2. serious diseases like incontinence, problems with the sphincter muscle
  3. changes in external circumstances that the animal has to deal with
  4. "Cry for attention", request for affection, provocation.

As a rule, dogs are extremely clean animals that do not want to soil their home and can be house-trained very well and quickly

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