Teach the Dog to be clean is one of the first concerns of all masters. The learning period varies according to the dog, but typically cleanliness is acquired between four and five months.
Your dog should learn cleanliness as soon as possible. It is a matter of essential hygiene. Some dogs get there very quickly while others are much slower. Be patient and stay firm on your requirements.
Tips to be Clean.
Some dogs learn cleanliness very quickly. For others, it’s much longer but all end up getting there by following some tricks. Be patient and stay steady in your orders. In the early days your puppy needs to urinate very often. You will need to get it out every two hours but especially when he wakes up, has eaten or just finished playing.
In the beginning, it is difficult to be fast enough, but little by little you will recognize the warning signs: your puppy turns round, he squeals, he looks up. In short, you have to get out quickly. Whatever the state of the meteorology, he must take a “hygienic” walk as soon as he wakes up in the morning and after his meals. To make things easier, feed him at fixed times.
It is difficult to hope that the first nights will pass without accidents. For the beginnings, some breeders recommend to cover a part of the ground with the help of newspapers. In fact, this can complicate learning because your puppy will learn to be clean by going to the newspapers then he will have to learn to be clean out. This can even lead to confusion. Since you will have to clean newspapers, but let accidents happen on the floor tiles. Then clean it thoroughly to destroy any persistent odor.
The most important is to establish a strict routine and to which you will not derogate as long as the cleanliness will not be acquired. It is also useful to associate an order with its needs. When you want your dog to pee, always say the same thing.
Congratulate him rather to Punish.
If you caught your dog in the act of peeing on the floor of the house, you can scold him with a firm “no”. But never put his nose in his urine or excrement, he does not understand what is reproached him. Moreover, next time he may hide behind or under a piece of furniture or worse swallow his own dejections to hide them.
On the contrary, praise him every time he pees out. Take out your puppy as late as possible in the evening and do not think about sleeping early in the morning. You can also reduce the size of the bowl of water at the end of the evening so that it does not drink too much during the night. Be careful if it is very hot. Your puppy could dehydrate quickly. By releasing his urine. You have more chances that your puppy will pee. But do not skimp on congratulations. This must be a real treat for you and your dog must feel it.
At home and abroad.
You are thinking about learning to clean your puppy inside the house but you also need to educate it to be clean on the outside. He must learn that he cannot relieve himself anywhere and especially not on the pavements. When you take your dog out, walk it along the gutter. At the beginning, delimit a specific area. Once they are done and after congratulating your dog you will be able to continue the walk.
Warning! If the dog is quickly finish his need, do not go home or in the apartment immediately. The next time, he could take more time for the simple pleasure of staying out. Do not be stingy with rewards. It can be caresses or just words but avoid the treats because your dog could quickly be overweight.
Can food affect the acquisition of cleanliness?
With low quality food your dog will eat more but his or her body will not fully get benefitted. The stools will thus be more numerous and often more abundant and more frequent than with quality food.
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