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Puppy potty training

It’s been a while since I potty trained a puppy… thankfully, I still have “The Ultimate House Training Guide” ebook which I bought many years ago. This guide has come in very handy whenever I need to refresh my memory on the basics of dog or puppy potty training, or when I need solutions to house training problems.

I’m glad to say that potty training Bella has been going very well. She’s being trained to go outdoor, on a leash. I always her outside to pee before letting her into the house. While she’s indoor, I keep a watchful eye on her to prevent her from having accidents.

Initially, she did have some accidents in the house because I let her roam freely or I waited too long to bring her outdoor to potty.  My mistakes and I learned my lesson.

Wizdog: Solution To Dog Tearing Up Potty Pads

I’ve received numerous emails from my subscribers about their dogs tearing up potty pads.

If you, like many dog owners, work full-time and are not around to correct your dog, it will surely continue to tear up potty pads instead of eliminating on them.

Here’s the solution… Wizdog indoor potty.

It is a durable plastic pan with fitted grate. For puppies, it is great for keeping paws clean and dry, preventing shredding of newspaper or pads and protecting the floor.

Wizdog is also ideal for adult dogs that do not like to go outside to potty when the weather is cold or wet.

Check out Wizdog here… my sister and friends have used it successfully in house training their dogs.

Toileting In The Crate

In some cases, puppies and dogs will toilet in their crates. This can happen for a variety of reasons and it is important to know how to appropriately deal with these situations. Because dogs in general do not toilet in areas where they sleep, a dog or puppy toileting within their crate is a signal that your crate training methods are not quite right, or that your dog has some other sort of house training problem.

If your dog has toileted within her crate and on her bedding, you should first and foremost thoroughly clean both the bedding and the crate itself using a good all-purpose cleaner and odor neutralizer. This is very important, since dogs will tend to toilet on areas in which they have done so before via the smell of an area. Next you need to identify why your dog toilted in the crate. Did you leave her in the crate for an unrealistic amount of time, expecting her not to toilet while you were away? Did you remember to take her to the toilet outside prior to putting her in the crate? If she has been in the crate over night, did you remove her access to water? Have you ignored her cries to be let out to toilet during the night because you perceived them to be cries of wanting to be let out of the crate rather than cries of “I need to go”? Finally, a dog’s early development may have something to do with the problem. For example, often store bought puppies will have some difficulty with crate training since they must eliminate in their cages, which can be quite small, when they are in the store. Changing the expectation can be confusing for them.

By running these possible causes through your head you should be able to come up with a justifiable reason to why your dog has been toileting in the crate. If you cannot come up with a reason as to why this may be happening, your dog may have a congenital or disease related problem in which case you should refer to the section “House Training Problems – Congenital and Disease Related Problems” in the Ultimate House Training Guide as well as consulting your local veterinarian. Please also see “House Training Problems – Toileting in the crate/kennel” in the Ultimate House Training Guide for more information.