When a puppy is purchased, the owners understand that the toilet will not be mastered immediately. Up to a certain point, puddles on the floor are considered the norm.
Usually the puppy learns to go to the toilet outside for several months. If this does not happen for more than six months, then perhaps the owners are doing something wrong. Diseases of the pet or psychological problems are not excluded.
Another question is when an adult dog began to leave puddles in the house. It is worth thinking about, analyzing the situation and helping the animal.
How to teach a puppy to go to the toilet
Be patient — the main thing in teaching a puppy to use the toilet. And also — remove carpets and expensive blankets. Cover the sofa with oilcloth or restrict access to it. Don’t let them into the bedroom. Put a special tray if the puppy is a decorative breed. Spread Newspapers on the floor in the animal’s habitat.
We must remember that the new environment is stressful for the pet.
Understanding and patience will help you master the “toilet” science. Sometimes there are incidents in the form of puddles. This is temporary, the baby is still learning. Every day he will understand better and better what is wanted from him.
If the puppy is a large breed, then you need to immediately get used to the street. Otherwise, he gets used to the tray, Newspapers and diapers. And then continues to go to that place. There is an option — to put a Cup of food where the puppy got into the habit of relieving himself. Dogs don’t go to the toilet where they eat.
What actions should the owner take to successfully teach the puppy to use the toilet on the street:
- Do not scold for mistakes, but just clean up.
- Take out for a walk 5-6 times a day.
- Remove items that are dear to you from the pet’s access field.
- Go outside after and before sleep.
- Repeat these actions consistently every day.
- Praise after coping on the street.
- After using the toilet to play with the baby.
In order for the puppy to understand what they want from him, you need to constantly repeat the walks in time. Then the pet will learn that they play with it only after the toilet. That he is being praised, which means that he did everything right. Talking and running after a bowel movement helps.
When the puppy has a little mastered the time and place of going to the toilet, you need to increase the intervals between walks. First for 10 minutes, then for 20 and gradually reduce to 2-3 walks.
In a month or two, the puppy will learn to go outside on its own business.
If an adult dog shits in the apartment
An adult dog, well-bred and trained, always endures until the walk. If the owner could not bring it out in time, then, of course, the animal will make a puddle. This can’t happen too often. Time to walk with your pet is important for its behavior. Otherwise, you may have a habit of making puddles in the apartment.
If the dog is unwell, has suffered stress, then involuntary urination occurs. This happens in diseases of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract. Or if you have digestive problems. So first you need to take the animal to the vet for examination.
During treatment, surprises may also occur. Only patience and affection for your pet will save you here.
What other reasons can there be for going to the toilet in the house:
- Cold weather. You need to dress the dog in warm clothes or shorten the duration of walks.
- Stubbornness. A dog can make a puddle on purpose. Then you’ll have to rethink parenting.
- New paddock location. You may not like it, or you may be scared by new unfamiliar dogs.
- Not trained since childhood. The dog is simply not used to going outside. You’ll have to retrain.
All these cases are temporary. After recovery, the onset of heat, getting used to a new place, the pet will return to its former life.
When the dog is stubborn, the dog handler is able to correct the behavior. In this case, training and developing obedience will help.
If an adult dog is used to going to the toilet anywhere, then you will have to re-teach it. Here you need patience, constancy. Like a puppy, such a dog is first taken out 5-6 times. Praise and give Goodies after the end of defecation. You can only play and talk to the animal after using the toilet.
During training, you need to look closely at the behavior of the pet. When the dog wants to go to the toilet, it sniffs at corners, beds. Then it is urgently taken out for a walk.
It will take two or three months and the dog will learn to do “toilet” things on the street. You can not scold, especially to beat the animal. It will only get worse.
If the dog tolerates to the house during a walk
The animal walks, but does not hurry to defecate. Endures to the house and immediately makes a puddle. Perhaps the pet prefers a bed or sofa. This happens for various reasons:
- If the puppy was taken for a walk after defecating at home.
- The dog has not been trained since childhood.
- The pet got sick and experienced stress.
- The dog is not brought up.
- The animal takes revenge on the owner.
- There are psychological problems in the relationship between a person and his pet.
What should I do in such cases? Depending on the specific problem, you need to solve it. Take them out for a walk on time. Patiently teach your puppy from an early age. After treatment of the disease, the behavior will correct. Do not allow stressful situations (moving to a new place, the appearance of another animal in the house, changing relationships).
The pet feels an attitude towards itself. Understands whether the owner loves him. If the dog made a puddle in retaliation, then you need to reconsider the relationship. The animal feels like the main thing if the owner initially incorrectly set priorities. This can be corrected by contacting a dog handler.
It is recommended to walk the dog twice a day, giving it physical activity, which stimulates the intestines and acts as a restorative.
Sometimes special sprays are used with a smell that dogs do not like. They are sprayed in places of defecation. Sprays that attract a pet are used where defecation is acceptable. These drugs contain enzymes that animals “read”.
There are no instant results. This kind of science takes time. Patience and consistency will help teach the puppy. Scold and beat the dog can not be, as the result will be the opposite. It is better to initially prepare, tune in and start training the animal.
Hi, my name is Mike Fletcher. I am 36 years old and a veterinarian at a veterinary clinic in Granby Colorado. And this is my blog about Pets. I hope I can answer your questions here.