How to House Train Your Adult Rescue Dog - Lucky Puppy Magazine

So it’s important to your relationship with your dog to housetrain her correctly from the beginning. In theory, it shouldn’t be so difficult. In the wild, puppies naturally learn how not to do their business where they sleep or eat.

Three common mistakes can undermine your puppy or dog’s housetraining. Here’s how to avoid or fix them.

Mistake #1: One well-known trainer recommends if your dog has an accident in the house, you should bring them back to the accident, show it to them, and scold them. THIS IS WRONG! I can’t believe this kind of advice is still given. Behavioral studies of dogs have PROVEN THAT THIS DOESN’T WORK. Don’t do it. The dog won’t understand why it is being corrected because it is after the fact. And don’t hire a trainer who recommends this approach.

3 Easy Ways to House Train Your Dog (with Pictures) - wikiHow

Did you have trouble housetraining your dog? How did you succeed? Tell us your secrets in the comments! Here’s a key housetraining tip: Whether you’re potty-training a puppy or adult dog, the housetraining process works best if you think about how your canine companion thinks, feels, and learns. To get what you want from your dog, you first have to tune in to what your dog wants. Your dog can’t write down items for a wish list, but if she could, here’s what she might say she needs from you to succeed in housetraining:

Apr 3, 2017 - How to House Train Your Dog

Don’t forget, even house trained dogs have accidents every once in a while (especially if they are in a new environment). So if you just recently adopted a dog from us or any other organization and you were told you new pooch was already housetrained, do not be surprised if he or she has accidents in the first few days. A lot of housetraining involves teaching humans how to read canine signals. Every dog displays different signals. They key is for you to figure out what your dog’s signals are and get them out the door before the accident occurs.

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Do: Supervise your dog. Limit the dog’s run of the house to the one or two rooms where you are able to see her at all times. Dogs usually show “pre-pottying” behavior such as sniffing, circling and walking with stiff back legs; all signs that you should get her to the potty area ASAP! As the training begins to take hold, you can slowly enlarge her territory.Check out this article for a full length article on how to house train your dog- it contains more tips than are in this video-



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When housetraining a stray dog, assume that he has no experience with proper elimination and start from the beginning, just as you would with a puppy. Stray dogs likely have never been housetrained and may even need a bit of time to acclimate to living indoors. With regular bathroom breaks, positive reinforcement and constant monitoring, your new dog should soon understand how to properly eliminate where you designate.Knowing how to potty train your puppy is fundamental to a happy dog-owner relationship. Kathy Santo, professional dog trainer, discusses the factors and steps involved to successfully house train a puppy which starts with consistency and requires patience.

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