Thursday, May 10, 2007

Poopy Dog Training - While You are Out

There will be times you have to leave your puppy home alone. Not only is it better for your floors and home to confine him in a small, 'puppy-proofed' room but it's a friendlier, safer environment for him. Puppies are unpredictable and you definitely don't want to arrive home to find your Manolo Blahnics chewed or even your wooden door trim.

Hugo likes gnawing on Grandpa's shoes (they smell so yummy) and he loves to chew on the wooden stair posts. He's just rounding the corners for us!

Paper a small portion of the floor in your puppy-proofed room, using the newspaper the pup is already familiar with on which he has done his business. Put his bed, toys and food/water bowls off to the other side of the room. He will probably play with the papers, chew on them, and drag them around the little area - but hopefully still pee on the paper that smells like him.

Most puppies do play with the paper and you just have to accept it as part of the process. Don't get upset; just accept it as life with a young puppy. The important thing is to clean up the mess when you get home and lay down fresh papers beside one on which your four legged best friend has voided.

Be consistent - dogs and children thrive on routine!

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Retriever Trainer said...

Actually training your dog is very important matter for him to behave properly...but to train a dog needs time and we're not always around to sees when your not around probably leave him something that can catch his/her attention so he will not do something bad in your furniture at home....and better trained them when they still young...

patrick said...

Oh the joys of puppy training. I am sure he will turn out fine.

Pet Potty Training said...

I wrote a piece on options for pet potty training issues. Puppys can be a pain because they get into everything.

Confinement, supervision and excercise can help reduce problems.

Wishing you lots of luck!