Potty Train or housebreaking a dog or puppy is easy when we consider,
Even the slightest punishment puts the dog's attentionon what you are doing "to" him and not what he is doingat the moment.
With that in mind, it makes sense when you are housebreaking a puppy for you take the puppy outsideand stay with it.
Then you can watch and know when the puppy does his or her business outside and show them how happy you are about it being done outside by petting and praising then they Will Love to do that again for you.
And, if the pup puddles inside, unless you catch him in the act there is little you can do because he will only remember that you got mad, and rubbed his nose in something he didn't want his nose in.
Is that how do you want him to remember you, his beloved owner ?
Sure the puppy knows you are mad at that spot on the floor inside the house when you rub his nose there.
The puppy learns not to potty there again and to beware of that spot. The only choice the puppy is left with is to find some place else to do that business.
You'll find it all over the house as you continue putting the puppy outside, shutting the door in its face and letting them come in and do it again because you never showed them how happy it makes you for them to do the potty outside.
It only takes a few very happy moments of praise for the puppy and encouragement to bring forth the desire to please you again, making taking the puppy outside and staying with it to praise it a much quicker way to potty train and housebreak the young dog.
To achieve complete success in house breaking puppies, you must take them outside as soon as they wake up because they can not hold it very long until they are over 4 or 5 months old.
If you do not take the pup out as soon as you wake it up and the pup potty’s, it is not the puppy’s fault.
Plus, this will establish the habit of; as soon as you wake up or arrive home and wake the pup up, it goes outside to relieve itself and then comes in to say hello.
Soon your puppy will be waiting at the door to go outside when you wake up or arrive home.
Potty Train Do's and Don'ts
Teach your dog to think of the performance and not of the punishment
Keep in mind the floor is the dog's world.
You, sort of, live above him other then your feet, so most everything on the floor your dog may think of as his until he learns it belongs to you.
Enjoy your time with your dog, encourage him to go outside and potty train whenever you have a chance.
Always give a puppy the chance to be man's best friend. He'll be more then happy to please you.
Do Not punish your dog for coming to you.
Do not call your dog to you when its doing anything wrong, go to him if you desire to punish him.