Puppy Housebreaking 101

Written by Chrissie Cole

Many people are hesitant to get a new puppy out of fear ofrepparttar housebreaking process. Whilerepparttar 137336 puppy housebreaking process can be consuming it doesn’t have to be hard if you followrepparttar 137337 tips we have outlined for you below.

Housebreaking your puppy is best started with puppies are six-sixteen weeks in age. When puppies are this young, they tend to go torepparttar 137338 bathroom predictably and frequently. The earlier you startrepparttar 137339 housebreaking process,repparttar 137340 happier you will be as a new dog owner!

The most important tip for successful puppy housebreaking is “Persistence isrepparttar 137341 key”.

1– First, you need to teach your puppy where you want him to go torepparttar 137342 bathroom. Your puppy will not know where to go if you don’t show him. Therefore, he won’t know if he went inrepparttar 137343 wrong spot. We suggest startingrepparttar 137344 housebreaking process outside. Many people tend to paper train and in essence you are makingrepparttar 137345 training process harder for you and may end having to retrain him.

2- Praise is essential inrepparttar 137346 puppy housebreaking process. It will make him feel more confident when you praise him with a treat or pat onrepparttar 137347 back for a job well done – not messing inrepparttar 137348 house! While mistakes can and will happen and you may get frustrated – it is very important to not punish your dog, yell or swat him if he has an accident inrepparttar 137349 house.

3- Be aware of your puppies eating and bathroom habits this will help you get him out side in time to prevent any accidents inrepparttar 137350 home. Puppies usually have to urinate upon waking up; don’t delay taking him outside upon starting his day. Puppies also defecate regularly after each meal – usually within twenty minutes from eating. Pay attention to your puppy, he will give you signals he has to go out but you have to be in tune with them. These signs include restless circling, squatting and sniffing.

Tips For Finding Your Lost Dog

Written by Wes Cutshall

- The first thing to do when searching for a lost dog is to confirm that your dog is actually lost. Dogs, especially curious breeds, can easily find an interesting place in your backyard to investigate for quite some time. Often no amount of calling your dog's name will distract him from finding out what exactly is moving under that bucket byrepparttar fence. Search every corner of your residence before venturing out looking for your lost dog.

- Once you've determined that your dog has definitely left your residence, don't pack uprepparttar 137296 whole family in an effort to search forrepparttar 137297 dog. Often dogs will return soon after their departure. You'll want someone at home to contactrepparttar 137298 others inrepparttar 137299 event that your dog wanders back home soon afterrepparttar 137300 search party leaves.

- Dogs usually don't go far. They're curious animals that like to look and sniff around. It's more likely for a dog to be a few blocks away than a few miles away. So stick close to home forrepparttar 137301 first part of your search. Be sure to check allrepparttar 137302 streets in your neighborhood. Talking to other dog owners you see is a good idea as either their dog orrepparttar 137303 owner himself might have seen your dog. It's more likely that a dog owner will notice a wandering dog than someone who is not a dog lover.

Fido Finder - When searchingrepparttar 137304 neighborhood, be sure to call your dog's name. Your dog can hear you from a great distance. Your dog might be in between houses or behind bushes. Don't rely on just your eyes for finding your dog. If you own a dog whistle or any device that makes a loud noise, it can be used to attract your dog's attention. If you own other dogs, they might be helpful in finding your lost dog. Bring them along forrepparttar 137305 search so they can alert you if they smell or see something of interest.

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