Understanding Your Dog
are known to be Den dwellers they do not like to dirty their
den that is a key reason they can be housetrained easily.
do not like to dirty the place where they sleep.
two poms, Mishy and Smokey, the ones you saw in the picture
on my website sitting on the couch with me had a litter of
first 3 weeks of their lives, their mother did everything
for them: fed them, cleaned them and even took care of their
time they were 4- 5 weeks, they began to wobble around the
whelping box a little bit.
It was at
that time I completely papered the whelping box so that no
matter where they went potty it would be on paper.
(Thus the Passive Paper Training Technique- to be further
the age of 5 weeks these puppies were getting up and going
to the same spot on the paper away from their bed area to go
instinctive behavior is inborn.
study your dog's behavior and record potty times and etc.
you will have a very helpful tool in achieving your
you will begin to see that your dog will usually want to
urinate as soon as they wake up and will usually have a
bowel movement any time up to an hour after they eat.
Before you begin, here
are some important basic housetraining facts:
can be housebroken in the same way as puppies, it just might
take a little longer to retrain new habits after learning
old ones, but it can be done.
Puppies have small bladders and they cannot control them
until they are at least a few months old.
Dogs & puppies like to be clean and sleep in a clean area
and usually will not go potty near where they sleep or eat.
All dogs do
best when kept on a routine schedule.
Tips for New Puppies -
10) When you bring your new
puppy into a new home, providing them with a warm hot water bottle
covered by a small t-shirt or piece of baby clothing
(whatever will fit) and placing a
ticking clock nearby in the room where they sleep
will help to take the place of the body heat and heartbeat
of their litter mates and can really help them to relax and
adjust to their new home.
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9) When taking your puppy to the
Vet for its first shots, health checks, etc. it is good to
sit with your puppy on your lap and not have him or her on
This makes it easier for you to comfort the puppy and the
waiting room may be filled with a lot of sick pets and your
puppy is susceptible to picking up some infection.
Make the trips to the vet a fun time and be happy yourself,
not nervous or concerned because they can easily sense your
change in attitude.
8) Right from the start, give your puppy his or her own
personal sleeping place, not used by anyone or any other
This will become his or her bed (den) where they will know
to go when they want to rest or be quiet.
7) Have regular, short play times
with your pup throughout the day.
This will help to avoid your puppy from being destructive or
disruptive.Playing little games like "Fetch" with a favorite
toy is something all puppies love and it will strengthen the
bond between you and your puppy.
6) Donít expect too much of your
puppy, remember to gauge your training and everything you do
accordingly to your dog's age.
As you dog matures he will be able to concentrate easier,
just like young children are so easily distracted, it is the
same with young pups.
OWWWW! It is crucial to teach your puppy that biting and
nipping is not acceptable behavior.
The best way to do that is
the same way that his litter mates or mommy dog would do and
that is to give out a yelp of pain.
That will show him better
than anything else and that is how mommy dog teaches her
puppies to behave, but yowling, growling, etc.
4) Right from the start show your
puppy what is not acceptable behavior all the way around.
For example, if you are not going to allow your puppy to
jump on the couch or any other furniture, do not hold him on
the couch when he is young.
3) To help train your dog not to
jump, make sure you do not pet him or pat him on the head or
praise him while he is actually doing it, wait until he is
down and then give him praise.
2) Make sure you associate your
puppy's name with all things that are pleasant and fun.
You do not want to only use his name when you are
reprimanding him for wrong behavior.
1) From the moment your puppy
comes into your life, teach him to come to you and learn
that is number one in your book.
Sitting on the floor with
your legs spread apart is the most inviting position for
your dog to come to you.
Each time he comes, make a
big fuss about it, so that even when he is distracted he
puppies, under the age of three months have very little
bladder control. Their so-called sphincter muscle control is
not even completely developed.
And for the
most part they don't have any idea they are going to go
potty before they do.
As you study
your puppy and get to know his natural born habits, you will
start to pick up little signals that will let you know when
he is getting ready to go potty.
One of the
most prominent signals will be your puppy doing some serious
sniffing on the floor.