Thursday, May 10, 2007

 

Potty Training or House Training your Puppy

If you are having problems, or if you know of anyone who is having problems with house training / potty training their puppy or dog - I have two sources of help to offer.

Both resources can be accessed via our links in the left-hand side margin.

The one is to 'How to Housetrain any Dog' ... the other is a clipping in our 'Doggy Blog Clips' which was clipped yesterday [May 9th] on the subject of potty training.

What wasn't mentioned in the clip was how to remove the smell of the urine! If your pet has an accident and you clean it up... you also need to remove any residual smell, or your pet will assume that it is OK to go in that exact spot on other occasions.

Your puppy's sense of smell is FAR, FAR, superior to yours! So you need to eliminate all of the resultant smell from the area.

Blot up all the wet with paper towels, then clean the area with washing-up liquid and cool water on a cloth. Finally apply a mixture of equal parts of white distilled vinegar and cool water, blot, rinse and allow to dry naturally. [If possible test on a hidden area of carpet to check for any carpet discolouration.]

Creating a temporary puppy exclusion, or obstruction to the area, is advisable as an added precaution.

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