Monday, March 22, 2010

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

How to Potty Train a Dog

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 06:28 PM PDT

One of the most important factors in determining whether or not a dog becomes a well behaved member of the family is how well the owner is able to potty train the dog.   One of the most frequent reasons a dog is returned to the breeder or rescue is because they are not reliably potty trained. Are You Ready to Potty Train Your Dog? There are two main considerations to take into account when preparing to potty train your dog.  First, is the dog old enough to be house trained?  If the puppy is less than eight weeks old, it is unrealistic to expect them to be able to control their bowel movements.  The second consideration is your schedule.  Do you have the time to commit to the potty training process.  Just as with a child, potty training a dog will take your time, focus and attention.  The dog is not going to potty train himself. Important Things to Remember When Potty Training Your Dog The first thing to remember is that house training process will take patience.   As the ...

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Puppy Care Info - Tips and Advice for Raising Your Puppy

Potty Train Puppy with a Clicker

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 04:23 AM PDT

Dog owners are always looking for the magic formula to help them housebreak their puppy.  One method that makes it easier for both the dog and the owner is to potty train puppy with a clicker. A "clicker" is a small plastic object with a metal strip, which when pressed, makes a sharp clicking noise.  It is not only used to for potty training a dog, but in all aspects of dog training.  Clickers can be found at any pet supply store or can be ordered online. As with any type of training you do with your puppy, it is always a good idea to have treats on hand for rewards as well.  Using a clicker does not exclude treating your dog, rather it should be used as an extra tool in your arsenal to strengthen your training method. When using a clicker to potty train your puppy, take your dog out on a leash to relieve himself.  As soon as he performs, click to indicate a positive action, and then praise and treat him. One of the benefits of incorporating a clicker into your pup...

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