House training can be overwhelming when trying to teach your dog when and where to relieve himself. Every little accident or set back can make you wonder if your pup will ever catch on to this sought after skill. Set a schedule for potty breaks provide a little supervision, and the task of housebreaking your dog will be a success.
There are products available that are designed specifically for house training. Housebreaking products can minimize the stress of this training task and make house training a much quicker task. Take a look at these five products that can help make house training your dog easier.
1 – Crate or Dog Containment System
The first product is one you may already have, a crate of dog containment system. Dogs typically will not go to the bathroom in the place they sleep or are contained in for periods of time. These products are helpful to contain your dog when you are unable to supervise him in the house, to help eliminate accidents.
2 – Treats
There is nothing like resorting back to the scientific research of Pavlov. Dogs learn through conditioning and positive reinforcement. Be sure to reward your dog every time he goes outside to eliminate his bladder or intestines. Along with a delicious treat your dog will enjoy, make sure you show your puppy how excited and happy you are that he went to potty outside.
3 – Piddle Pads
If you prefer not to use a crate or dog containment system, piddle pads is an excellent option that gives your dog a place to go if he is unable to go outside or when you’re not home. Piddle pads have an attractant that entices your dog to use that space when he needs to use the restroom. Potty pads are absorbent and reduce leaks while trapping odors to keep your house getting smelly.
4 – Stain Remover
Accidents are bound to happen when you’re house training; you will want a stain remover on hand. Make sure you do not just pick up an ordinary stain remover through. Look for one like Bramton’s Simple Solution Pet Stain and Odor Remover. Bramton’s stain remover is safe to use on carpets, furniture, curtains, bedding and floors. Additionally, it will remove both new and old stains, plus the odors associated with the stain.
5 – Pee Post-Pheromone Yard Stake
If you want your dog contained to a section of the yard, you will need to gravitate him to that area. Gravitational training will be easier if you use a pee post-pheromone yard stake. The use of pheromones will attract your pup to this area and eventually he will learn to visit this space to use the restroom. This help in the house training process, and confine clean-up to one area of your yard so you don’t step in a surprise when enjoying your backyard. Teaching your dog to potty in a specific part of the yard will keep the rest of your lawn looking beautiful, and easier to maintain.
About the author: Susan Wright, DMV is a practicing veterinarian with more than a decade of experience. Susan’s heart goes into providing quality care to family pets. Dr. Wright is a writer and expert on dog bark collars.