Potty training is one of the hardest parts of dog training. It may take a while before your furry friend learns that it's not good to pee just about anywhere, but with the right approach and encouragement, it can be done.
Here are a few tips to help teach your dog not to pee inside the house:
Find the pattern
Observe when your pet usually takes a pee. Is it shortly after mealtime? Every time you leave? Just before your daily walk? Canines are creatures of habit and it's easy to learn their daily behavior and pattern. Knowing when they are most likely to pee will help you potty train them easier.
Find the cause
Aside from not being potty trained, there are other causes why it's difficult to teach a dog not to pee in the house. Some of these causes include stress due to change (introducing a baby or a new pet, for example) and separation anxiety (when you leave them alone in the house several hours a day). Dealing with these problems may help your pet learn to do his business at the right place faster as he is more focused.
Don't rush it
Make your expectations realistic when it comes to housebreaking your dog. Patience is a must. Start by training him to pee in just one area of the house only by putting newspapers on the spot and by cleaning and removing the pee smell from all other spots. This will help him focus on that particular area to pee and eventually it will be easier to take outside.
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