Being able to successfully housetrain a dog takes preparation, patience, and a few practical items.
Here are some basic house-training trips for dogs.
If you are thinking of acquiring a puppy, either from a breeder or shelter, the first thing you need to do is prepare.
* Select a designated area in your home or apartment where you will keep the pup.
* Purchase a kennel or crate as a home base for your pup, as well as a long leash.
* Establish a daily routine from the get-go. Most young pups may need to go out every two hours. If this is not an ideal situation you can paper-train the pup first, and work up to taking the pup outdoors later. This is especially true if you are not home during the day.
* Keep the pup confined to a kennel during the night.
* Use the leash during the day so that the puppy is relegated to one area of the home.
* Put paper down in close proximity to the kennel in order to teach the pup that this is his bathroom area.
* When the puppy is let out of the kennel in the morning, he will need a bathroom break. Ensure that the pup uses the paper. Pups will recognize the scent and choose the same area each and every time.
* If you are home during the day, and you allow your pup the freedom to roam around your home, keep a watchful eye. Pups like to leave their scent in several places in the home.
* If you find that your pup has gone to the bathroom other than in the designated area, clean the spot to dissipate the odor.
* If you notice that your pup is about to eliminate somewhere other than in the designated area, this is a good time to pick him up and take him to the paper area. Repeat this process over and over. Eventually, the pup will get the message.
* Once the pup has become comfortable with the routine, taking him outdoors is the next step.
* Keep the puppy on a regular feeding schedule appropriate to the age and breed.
* Routinely take the puppy out for walks; usually morning; after feeding, and before bedtime.
* After a while, as the puppy will understand the routine. As he grows, you will find that he will signal to you when he has to go to the bathroom either by barking or wagging his tail. This usually occurs at the front or back door of your home.
Finally, it is important to understand your new puppy may need time to acclimate to his new surroundings. So too, a puppy may eliminate when strangers enter his domain. This is a natural reaction.
Although every puppy reacts differently, house-training a puppy from day one requires lots of praise and attention. Once you get over the initial hurdle, you will be able to give your puppy the freedom to go from room to room without worry.
Is Brain Training for Dogs worth it?
Yes, it is!
One shouldn’t judge a dog by its size or age. Each dog comes with a set of behavioral issues and limitations. These things make managing your canine companion troublesome when you bring them home. More so if you area first-time pet owner.
Luckily, BrainTraining for Dogs can set you on the right track. It teaches you how to use force-free dog training to get your small friend to behave.
Here is everything you need to know about it:
The Basics: What Is BrainTraining for Dogs?
After a decade of dog training, Adrienne Farricelli penned and recorded all the lessons she had learned. Her professional career as a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer taught her to change bad behaviors through mental stimulation and psychological training instead of punishment.
She incorporates this strategy to create Brain Training for Dogs. It is a simple and effective program for pet parents who dream of owning smart, well-behaved pets. All this is condensed into7 modules that take your dog on a transformative journey.
The result of this is an intelligent, obedient, potty-trained dog that is friendly too.
Brain Training forDogs Review: What to Expect?
Like every dog training module out there, this program comes with a set of pros and cons. What sets it apart from others is its focus on positive reinforcement. Unlike traditional techniques, you instill trust and love in your dog instead of fear.
Plus, the behavioral changes are more natural as you progress from the elementary level to advanced levels. We like this aspect because it does not feel forceful or intimidating. Once your dog gets used to these lessons, they start enjoying it.
Before you know it, dog training becomes a fun way to spend quality time with your pup.
Other benefits include:
· Easy to follow instructions
· Engaging video tutorials and vide cues
· Interactive forum for queries and problems
You also get a money back guarantee which is a sweet deal for pet parents on a budget.
A quick comparative analysis with other pet parents shows that few people might find problems with the program. The first being that there is a great deal of reading involved. It isa hassle for busy dog owners.
Additionally, dogs respond to training sessions differently. It would help if you prepared yourself for a few hiccups along the way. The key is to stay patient and pay attention to your dog’s verbal and non-verbal cues. If your puppy is not feeling up to the task, take a break. There is no point in overworking them when they feel agitated.
In our experience, treating brain training for dogs as an activity instead of a mandatory chore worked like a charm. We opted for videos and skim-reading to save time. There was also repetition and adaptation involved to make things work.
So don’t hesitate to put your spin on the program to overcome hurdles.
The Verdict: Is Brain Training for Dogs WorthIt?
Overall, it is a comprehensive dog training program that replaces the traditional treat vs. punishment strategy with positive reinforcement. We also love how it addresses common behavioral issues in dogs with actionable solutions. Plus, with patience and effort, you get the hang of this program reasonably quickly.
You also get all this at a reasonable price. That means you don’t risk anything and have the potential to win everything by taking the plunge.
Therefore, we give Brain Training for Dogs a two thumbs up, and it’s a woof (yes) from Scruffy too!