Fur-real Tips: How to Potty Train Your Puppy (Without Losing Your Mind or Your Shoes)Last Updated 11:30 PM
Puppies are adorable, but let's be real, potty training them can be a real pain in the butt. Whether you're a new puppy owner or a seasoned pro, there are a few things you need to know to make the potty training process as smooth as possible. In this blog post, I'll share some tips and tricks for how to potty train puppies with wit, humor, and a touch of sarcasm.
First things first, you need to set up a potty training routine for your puppy. This means taking them outside to potty at regular intervals throughout the day, such as after meals, after naps, and after playtime. But let's face it, puppies have the attention span of a goldfish, so you're going to need some patience and persistence to get them on board with your routine. You might need to bribe them with treats, toys, or praise, or just be prepared to stand outside for hours on end until they finally do their business. Just remember, patience is a virtue, and it will pay off in the end when your puppy learns to go potty outside like a civilized canine.
Next up, you need to choose a designated potty spot for your puppy. This could be a specific area in your yard, a patch of grass in a nearby park, or even a litter box. The important thing is that your puppy knows where they're supposed to go potty, so be consistent and take them to the same spot every time. And don't forget to clean up after them! Nobody wants to step in a pile of puppy poop, so grab a bag and be a responsible pet owner.
Now, let's talk about crate training. Some people swear by it, while others think it's cruel and unusual punishment. But here's the thing: puppies love their crates. It's like their own little den where they can feel safe and secure. So, if you want to potty train your puppy, you're going to need to get them a crate. Just make sure it's the right size for your puppy, and that you don't leave them in there for too long. We suggest using NALALAS Washable Pet Potty Pads as a crate liner to prevent any accidents and unwanted messes. Not only are they odor absorbent and leak proof, they're stylish and look great in any space.
When it comes to accidents, they're bound to happen. Puppies have tiny bladders and sometimes they just can't hold it in. But here's the thing: yelling at your puppy for having an accident is not going to help. In fact, it will just make them scared and confused. Instead, just clean up the mess and move on. And if you catch your puppy in the act of having an accident, gently pick them up and take them outside to finish their business. And then give them a treat when they're done, because positive reinforcement is key to potty training success.
Speaking of treats, you're going to need a lot of them. Like, a whole lot. Potty training a puppy is hard work, and sometimes you need to resort to bribery. So, stock up on some tasty treats that your puppy loves, and use them as a reward every time your puppy goes potty outside. And don't be stingy with the treats either. Puppies are like tiny vacuum cleaners, and they'll do anything for a tasty morsel.
Finally, don't forget to celebrate your puppy's successes. Potty training can be a long and frustrating process, but when your puppy finally gets it right, it's cause for celebration. So, give your puppy a high-five, a belly rub, or even throw them a little party. After all, your puppy deserves to be recognized and rewarded for their hard work and progress in learning how to be a well-behaved and potty-trained member of your household.