House Training Tips for Your Puppy

House Training Tips for Your Puppy

House training is one of the most important types of training for your dog or puppy. House training can help prevent messy accidents and train your dog where he is—and isn’t—allowed to do his business. One of the simplest ways to house train your dog is to use dog pee pads. The following guide will help you learn how to use puppy training pads to start house training your dog.

What You'll Need

In order to train your dog using this method, you will need the following:

An area to place the puppy training pads
And plenty of patience!

House Training with Puppy Training Pads: Step by Step Guide

Step One

The first step you need to take is to place your puppy training pads on the floor where you want to train your dog to go. Ideally, you will start by using multiple dog pee pads, but this may vary depending on the size of your dog, how much space you have, and your personal preference.

Step Two

Next, you need to come up with a verbal command that will help you train your dog to go to the bathroom on the pads. Make it a simple command that your dog can remember, as the goal is to create a command to use that will teach your dog to go to the pads to eliminate his waste. "Pee pad,” “potty pad,” or "potty" are common commands at this step.

Step Three

In order to help your dog make the association between a pee pad and going to the bathroom, you need to start taking him to the pad when you think he needs to go to the bathroom. Take him to the pee pad a few minutes after he eats or drinks, and see if he goes on his own. Watch your dog to see if they start exhibiting the physical cues that indicate the need for eliminating waste, then either take them directly to the pad (this is best for young puppies) or using your command to get them to run to the pad on their own.

Step Four

If your dog does go on the pee pads, make sure you use your command word, praise your dog, then give them a treat. This will help reinforce the behavior during house training. Continue reinforcing your dog’s good behavior with treats and praise.

Step Five

As your dog learns to associate the puppy training pads with eliminating waste, he will be able to “target” the dog pee pads more accurately, so you can begin reducing the number of pads if you started off with more than one. If you have a puppy or a newly adopted dog, you can also begin letting them roam about more of the house, as they have learned that they need to go back to the room with the pee pad when it is time to go to the bathroom.

And remember: be patient! Your dog will succeed at their house training with enough patience and reinforcement on your end.

For more information check this online training course