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We just got a puppy any tips on how to house train him??

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Asked by 19withtwins at 8:16 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Pets

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  • take him out every hr. punish him for accidents

    Answer by mommyofAurora at 8:19 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • We used puppy pads when ours were just born.. Once they were a little bigger, we just kept moving the puppy pads closer to the door to the yard. We did take them out multiple times a day also to try and get them used to being outside and going to the bathroom outside, but it did take a bit for them to get used to it. Eventually they would just go to the door and bark or just sit there by the door to let us know they wanted out.

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 8:23 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • . Tie outs or walks on sunny days

    Food only / water ONLY prior to out doors

    Keep a spot in a room for sleeping (same room)

    have bones, milkbones, and knawing rawhides, etc available


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • limit water in take, watch for when they start to sniff and walk in a circle thats a good clue that they are getting ready to go.
    reward them for not going potty on the floor if you do all that it should take about a week even less if you stay on it put food and drink up about 6:30 pm take it down when you get up use puppy pads when you are not home or at work I hope this helps.

    Answer by nikkole42 at 9:44 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Take him outside as soon as he wakes up and after he eats. You'll have to be patient when you take him out side. I don't discipline because they are still little and still don't understand what is expected of them but if you make it a routine in no time they'll be crying by the door to go out.

    Answer by suelo74 at 4:52 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Get him on a feeding schedule (feed him atleast 2 times/day, but you can feed him 3 times...look at the bag of dog food and divide the feeding amount into 2-3 feedings). Take him out to potty frequently, stay out there with him, and praise him and/or give him a treat when he potties outside. Do NOT punish him after the fact if he has an accident in the house. If you catch him in an accident, make a loud noise and tell him "no, let's go outside to potty" then take him straight outside. Use the same door each time so he will eventually start to go to that door to let you know he needs to go out. At night, when you leave the house, or anytime you cannot keep a close eye on him either crate him or confine him to one small room so he won't "mess" in the house.

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 9:57 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • You never what to punish them for having an accident if you do not catch them in the act. By the time you find it the dog has already forgotten about it. It has nothing to do with a dog intelligence but they live in the now. Get the pup into a routine, feeding at the same time every day. Take him out at the same times. In the beginning you should be taking him out at least once an hour. One thing to remember is that you need to let him out 10 to 15 minutes after he eats,drinks or plays. Get a crate if you don't have one that will help housebreak him faster. Just make sure that he can only stand up,turn around and lay down. If he has more room he will mess in the crate. When he goes outside give plenty of praise and a treat. It will also help if you take him to the same spot every time.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 10:19 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • spank im if he pees and put his nose in it then put him outside so he will understand you do that outside

    Answer by jessesmama22 at 1:21 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Spaking and rubbing a dog's nose in it's mess is CRUEL and DISGUSTING! They will not understand why you are being mean to them. They will just learn to FEAR you and that could lead to aggression. Or they will learn to just hide and continue to pee/poop in the house.

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 9:56 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

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