Guide to house training your puppy [eBook]
As you eagerly await your puppy’s arrival you start to worry about puppy proofing your house. Then it dawns on you that you’re going to have to toilet train them, feed them, care for them, teach them how to behave, etc. You start searching the web for information that will tell you everything you need to know about house training a puppy. With so many articles offering different opinions, you find yourself overwhelmed, confused and unsure of what information to trust.
We’ve been working with Dr. Alister Webster, a veterinarian most known for his time on Better Homes & Gardens radio to create an all-inclusive guide on house training your puppy. When it comes to house training your puppy, Dr. Webster has seen it all. In this guide he provides his top tips and tricks to ensure you are armed with the knowledge to help you and your puppy make this transitional phase as smooth and stress free as possible.
This guide will give you all the helpful house training hacks you could possibly hope for including:
- items you’ll need to get your house ready
- tricks that will ensure you and your puppy get as much sleep as possible
- a step by step guide to toilet training your puppy
- tactics to overcome the most common puppy behaviour problems
- an easy puppy house training schedule you can follow
On average, it takes 4–6 months for a puppy to be completely house trained. This depends on the size of your dog, the pup’s previous living conditions and if there are old habits you need to break. These 4–6 months of house training is about consistency, patience and positive reinforcement.
Bringing a new puppy home is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. But there are bound to be setbacks along the way. You can use this guide as a management program, with helpful sections within the guide that explain how to best deal with setbacks such as naughty puppy behaviour. It also pays to remember that this process isn’t just for your new pup, it’s also an opportunity for you to develop a loving bond with your dog. Don’t forget to enjoy the pleasures along the way.
2 Aug 2017