With the arrival of wintry winds, snow and rain, I suspect your least favorite part of puppy ownership is the dreaded walk, especially in the dark. And if it's cold enough where you live, your puppy may resist it as much as you.
What to do?
Could there be a faster and easier way to help your puppy get his outdoor "business" done?
Absolutely, there is a simple way to train your puppy to go # 2 (Poops) on command. Some puppies pick it up in only a few days, others may take a few weeks, but practically all puppies eventually latch on to this smart, quick and easy training plan.
There are only 3 simple steps to follow:
1. Choose your "command phrase". "Hurry up" or "take a break" are two popular choices among dog owners, but you can choose any word or phrase you like. Keep it simple and make it fun. You're going to be using this phrase often and for the rest of your dog's life, so make sure it's suitable for all situations!
2. As soon as your puppy starts to squat, immediately use your command phrase repeatedly. The timing is essential and so is your tone of voice. Always use the same tone of voice with your command phrase every time your dog acts like he is about to poop.
3. When your puppy is finished with her business, lavish her with abundant praise. Repeat "Good, Puppy!" or something similar in an enthusiastic voice over and over until she gets the message. Nothing rewards (and instills) positive behavior like loving praise.
Be consistent with your words and tone of voice, and be generous with your praise, and you'll be thrilled at how easy your dog's potty training can be!
When your puppy knows exactly what you want them to do and when you want them to do it, your chances of success rise dramatically.
And here's another handy tip that involves your puppy's potty training...
Did you know that the volume of your puppy's poop is often related to the quality of the food you feed them?
When you feed your puppy a food with wholesome, quality ingredients that they're able to digest, you often find they excrete a smaller amount of waste. Select a high quality dog food!
There are simply no shortcuts when it comes to training your puppy or providing them with the diet they need for optimum health. Investing the time and right resources now will reap a healthy and well-trained dog for years to come!
We hope these tips help you and your new puppy enjoy a long healthy life!!