Adopting a new puppy is an extremely exciting part of life. On the other hand, it can be stressful too. Potty training your new and loving furry friend can be hard! We understand the frustration of getting your dog to relieve himself outside is hard in itself, but turning the tables by having him learn to go to the bathroom on an indoor dog potty can be confusing to him. Luckily, we understand the best way to train your dog to be able to do both. Catch up by reading our previous potty patch for dog training blogs and continue reading to learn more.
Don’t Let Your Dog Choose
It’s important to not let your dog choose where he should go to the bathroom. In our Choose An Area blog, we explained how your dog will become aware with the area your dog should relieve himself. If you let your dog choose, he will think that he can go to the bathroom wherever he pleases. This is a habit that will be terribly hard to break once it’s set in stone. When you decide on an area that’s perfect for an indoor dog potty, be sure you place your pup’s water bowl, food and toys or chews in the vicinity. This well let your dog know that this is his space of comfort, and that it’s his. This is kind of like crate training, except your dog’s safe place is in the open. Feel free to add a dog bed to the area. Once your dog understands his area, you can gradually increase his area of comfort.
Don’t go anywhere just yet! Stay tuned for more great information on how to train your pup on indoor potty patches from Bark Potty.