Help! My Puppy Can’t Hold His Pee!

If you have to clean up accidents from your new pet inside your house and you know how annoying it can be. There is a phase in all dog’s lives where they do not understand that they should not use the bathroom indoors. Luckily, housebreaking a dog is pretty straightforward. They do not want to use the bathroom where they live either. It is just that they do not know where they should go to the bathroom. If you have a very young puppy, you will need to take them outside all of the time. People sometimes think that young puppies have urinary tract problems because of how often the bathroom.

What is going on is that puppies have tiny platters. They are physically incapable of holding their urine in for more than a few hours at a time. As they grow older, they will be able to hold their urine for longer and longer. Until then, you can work on training them to use the bathroom outside. As long as you are consistent with your training, it should not take very long for them to get what they need to do. So let’s go ahead and start learning how to housebreak your new puppy.

Take Puppy Outside at Least Once Every Three Hours

Because puppies have such small letters and they can only hold it for so long, you need to take them out often. If you do not take them out often enough, then it will be impossible for them not to use the bathroom indoors. At this point, the only person that you have to blame is yourself. A good general rule of thumb is to take your dog out to the bathroom for one hour every month they are old. So, for example, a three-month-old puppy should go out to the bathroom every three hours. If you do not go this often, then they will be using the bathroom and.

Wait and Watch Outside Until Puppy Uses Bathroom

When you do take them to go outside, the training will be more effective if you make sure that they use the bathroom. Otherwise, they may just think that you were going outside for fun. It is not a bad idea to take them outside for fun now and then. But, if you are taking them out to go to the bathroom, do not leave until they go to the bathroom. If you do not have the time to wait around for them to use the bathroom, you can tie them up in the backyard.

Take Puppy to the Same Spot in Your Yard When Using Bathroom

puppies are creatures of habit just as much as humans are. You can help to build the association of the outdoors as the bathroom. To do this effectively, you should take your puppy to the same spot in your garden each time. This will let them know that when they go to that spot, it is time to use the bathroom. Eventually, they will start going to that spot on their own. It should not take too long for them to start doing this.

Pick up Puppy’s Water Dish Around Three Hours Before It Is Bedtime

If you are having problems with your puppy using the bathroom in the middle of the night, there is something you can do. Do not let your puppy drink any water for a few hours before bed. Then before you put them to bed, you can take them outside. This way, they did not take in any excess fluids, and they have already used the bathroom before bed. If they do end up wetting the bed, it will at least be much less than it could have been.

Positive Reinforcement Each Time Puppy Uses the Bathroom Outside

As with any habits that you are trying to build in your dog, positive reinforcement will be your friend. Every time that you take your puppy outside and they use the bathroom successfully reward them. The more that they like the reward, the more effective the reward will be. Over time they will build up an association between using the bathroom outdoors and receiving rewards. This will help to make them motivated to go outside and to hold it whenever they are indoors. As they get older, you can start to reward them less and less for this particular behavior. It will not take very long for it to become an ingrained habit. At that point, you no longer have to worry about indoor accidents as long as they are going out a couple of times a day.

Do Not Punish Your Dog for Making Mistakes Excessively

Similar to most other behaviors that you are trying to discourage in a dog, you should not excessively punish them. Puppies will make mistakes as they are not perfect beings. They may be incredibly cute, but they do have very small platters. When you adopt a new puppy, you just need to expect that there will be some indoor accidents. It is almost impossible to avoid them entirely. However, if you punish your dog, you can create fear and make them less likely to listen to you. This is counterproductive and will make it even more difficult to teach them to use the bathroom outside.

Create a Consistent Eating and Bathroom Schedule

Habits and consistency are the best way to teach a dog anything. If you can create a proper bathroom schedule and a good eating schedule, it will make things easier. It will not take long for your dog to understand exactly what time breakfast is and what time dinner is. They will also learn reasonably quickly that after they eat and drink, they need to go outside before they use the bathroom.

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