Now that we have a pretty good idea of the dog breed we want for our best friend…….we need to learn how to best take care of our dogs that we want to enjoy indoors. As we all know a small dog is the easiest to take care of like say, in an apartment. So house breaking a puppy should be started the very first day we get him home.
Dogs can be potty trained as early as 7 or 8 weeks old. A puppy wants to follow his master and guess what?…..we are the master and we need to show him “where to go”. We need to show our best friend where to go or he will decide by himself. Of course this is not acceptable but our indoor dog doesn’t know that going on the carpet is not acceptable. We have to communicate what his only option is. We want to give our puppy only one option……an option that WE choose.
All dogs have a natural instinct not “to go” where they sleep or spend most of their time. They have a strong sense of smell and have a tendency to want to go where they or others have gone before. We can use these tendencies in several ways.
Indoor dog crate training is the best way to potty train your dog because, like we discussed above, they do not want “to go” where they sleep or spend their time. This dog crate or dog kennel is going to be your puppy training helper. Your crate or kennel will be a place where you can keep your indoor dog while you are at work or at the grocery store or out for dinner. This crate can also be used as a carrier or as a place to place your dog while you travel in your car. You can get your crate at your local pet store or better yet, you can get your crate or kennel online where there is much more information as to the correct size or the correct material used in making your crate. See the website I found to be the cheapest and most informative place to get your crate or kennel by Clicking Here .
Next important point in potty training your indoor dogs is to pay attention to your dogs tendencies. Your dog will let you know when he “has to go”. You need to watch him in the beginning to see if he does certain things before he actually goes. If you see your puppy circling and smelling around, guess what…….he’s telling you he is looking for a place. You need to react and show your puppy where to releave his self.. You make the decision, not him :o) Be ready to take him to your designated area when he wakes up, after he eats or drinks or after playing or exercising.
All of the above is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes time to potty train your puppy. I can’t cover all the best ways to do this in my little blog but here is a digital down loadable manual that I have found to be very informative and worth the small cost to help you do things the right way the first time. This manual covers so much in a professional manner, much better then I can so CLICK HERE to get an introduction to a world of information. If you spend some time going through the information provided by this manual, you will have a great experience right from the get-go with your new best friend!! Enjoy!!!