Reasons Why You Should Potty Train Your Dog
There are many reasons why you should potty train your dog. Potty training for dogs refers to teaching your dog (older adult or puppy) where it is permissible to do his business.
Although from the time memorial, the traditional meaning was to teach your dog to do his business outside and not inside. The term dog potty training could also refer to teaching your dog to wee and poop at a specific location indoors. This is in cases where it is not possible or practical to let the dog outside. Also some of the dog owners teach their dogs to do their business in a specific area of the garden.
Dog potty training, like any other dog training is based on some of simple principles which include the following;
- Always show the dog what is expected, don’t tell him because he will not understand anything you are telling him.
- When you catch your dog in the act, scold gently when behavior is wrong and praise enthusiastically when he get it right or does something good.
- Do the training with a lot of patience, repeating the steps as often as required and be persistent. When you apply this, your puppy will be trained within a very short time.
There are so many reasons why you should potty train your dog and they include the following;
1. To have good hygiene
Every dog owner wants his dog to be very clean and well maintained. Also it requires that the environment where your dog stays and the home at large should maintain high standard of hygiene. This is why most dog owners train their dogs so that they have one place of doing their business.
2. Reducing unpleasant smell
When you maintain the hygiene, you also reduce unpleasant smell all over the place and thus making your compound quite okay and clear from any bad smell. Most people don’t like the bad smell that comes when your dog has eliminated anywhere in the compound. It irritates and sometimes can lead to stomach problems.
3. When there is no kennel for your dog
The only time that you would not need to make potty training your dog an essential part of your dog training is when your dog is kept in a place where it makes no difference where he does his business i.e. in a small enclosed area that gets cleaned regularly like breeding kennels or outside permanently and not being allowed indoors at all. In the last case, dog house training might still be required; especially if the dog does have access to paved areas or verandas where you don’t want them to do their business.
Potty training a puppy must be the least likable and most messy aspect of dog training. It is however an evil necessity and fortunately is does not take long to achieve the desired results. Once done, it normally does not have to be repeated for the specific dog, so you can leave that behind you until the next puppy arrives.
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