1. Know Potty Triggers
Triggers are typically feelings of excitement, like when visitors arrive, and particular times of day, like after he wakes up or right before bed. Puppies will need to go after eating and/or drinking usually with 15 minutes.
2. Establish a routine
Find a designated “potty patch” outdoors so your dog can associate that space with doing his business. Start by leash walking the pup to that spot so he can focus before spending any time playing. If he starts to squat to urinate clap or make a sharp sound that will stop him in the act. You can transfer him outside to finish and praise him there. Give them a treat outside and praise him there. Also give them a treat when they go potty outside-that reinforces the good behavior right then and there.
3. Avoid indoor Accidents
Puppies will need to go outside every one or two hours. It’s the owner’s responsibility to provide plenty of time outdoors, otherwise if left unattended for extended periods a puppy will find a place to piddle.
4. Clean messes immediately
It’s important to remove both the stain and the odor so puppy won’t use the spot as a scent marker for future accidents. Start by blotting or scooping to remove as much solids or liquids as possible. Then treat the mess with a pet stain and odor remover. If your carpet becomes deeply soiled from multiple accidents and dirty little puppy paws, you may want to consider hiring us we will be a able to professionally clean your carpet and remove the stains and odor you can’t.
5.Spay or Neuter
Unneutered dogs typically urinate more in the house as an action of marking their territory, so it’s something every pet parent should consider.
Most of all enjoy your new puppy and feel free to call us anytime with any questions you may have.