Because puppies have a short attention span like small children, each toilet training session is best kept under ten minutes. If you’re a dog owner who wants to housebreak your pet, read on as the following information will be useful; these pointers will teach you how to toilet train your puppy more quickly and more efficiently.

Puppy Toilet Training Tips

photo1. Have a good odor neutralizer ready to remove the scent of your puppy’s accidents from your house. As we all know, dogs have a very keen sense of smell. If they can smell their scent in a certain spot, then they will go back there to do their business. To your puppy, an area that has his scent means that it is the bathroom; therefore, eliminate the odor to avoid any future accidents.

2. Learn to recognize your puppy’s signals. If he needs to go to the bathroom, he will usually start sniffing the floor, walk in an odd way, start to sit down, or scratch the floor. When you see your pup doing any of these, take him out right away. If he relieves himself outside, reward him with praise and a treat.

3. As much as possible, keep an eye on your pet at all times while he is indoors. Puppies can squeeze into tight spaces under tables, between furniture, and the like. By supervising your puppy, you can avoid accidents and know when he needs to go outside.

4. Keep track of the time your pet spends indoors. Small puppies can only hold it in for half an hour, so observe your pooch around the 30-minute mark to see if he needs to go to the bathroom. In general, puppies that are two months of age or younger can control themselves for 30 minutes. Then for every month after two months, they can hold it in for one more hour. For example, when your pup turns three months, he can go for an hour and a half without having to go to the bathroom. Once he is four months old, he can hold it in for two hours and a half, and so on.

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