Indoor Dog Potty Training Tips

Monday, August 5, 2019 13:29:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It’s to be expected that it may take a few days or weeks to get your dog accustomed to using an indoor dog potty. If your dog has always been trained to do their business in the grass of your backyard and all of a sudden are expected to go indoors on a patch of bark that seems unfamiliar, you should expect training to take some time. Therefore, the team at Bark Potty has written some housebreaking tips for dogs to help train your pup in the easiest way possible to make the switch. Catch up by reading our previous indoor dog potty training tips and continue reading more to expand your potty training knowledge.
  1. Understand that you’ll get what you reinforce and it may not be exactly what you want. Do you ever go to the park to play fetch and your dog barks at you until you throw the ball? Many dog owners fall victim to this practice, but if you only throw the ball when your dog barks at you, you’re reinforcing the bad behavior, even if you tell them “No.” The solution to this is to ignore this behavior and replace “No” with a different command, such as “Sit.” Remember these housebreaking tips for dogs when you start training your pup on the indoor dog potty, there are some instances where it will come in handy.
  2. Know the difference between bribery and reward. It’s often a good idea to use treats to train, but this is also equated to bribery. Every dog is different and if a treat gets them to do what you want them to do, then why not? Just keep in mind that you should be using treats as a reinforcement only when your dog isn’t listening. Once you've done your indoor dog training and they know how to use their indoor dog potty, a positive reward with a treat is something to provide to your dog, especially in the beginning of them understanding their new way of going to the bathroom.
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