Introducing Your Dog to Bark Potty: A Step-by-Step Training Guide

Monday, April 22, 2024 13:41:08 PM America/Los_Angeles

Potty training can be a messy business, especially for apartment dwellers or busy pet parents. Thankfully, Bark Potty offers a convenient indoor solution! But how do you get your furry friend to embrace this new bathroom routine? This step-by-step guide will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to smoothly introduce your dog to the Bark Potty, including tips for successful adaptation and training, all while showcasing the new Deluxe Wooden Tray!

Preparation is Pawsome:

  1. Location, Location, Location: Choose a quiet, easily accessible area in your home for the Bark Potty. Avoid high-traffic zones or places where your dog eats or sleeps. Consistency is key, so once you pick a spot, stick with it.
  2. Unleashing the Appeal: Let your dog sniff and explore the Bark Potty before expecting them to use it. Unleash some of their favorite toys or scatter treats nearby to create positive associations. Our new Deluxe Wooden Tray offers a sleek and stylish design that can seamlessly blend into your home decor, making it even more inviting for your pup.
  3. Scentsitivity Matters: If needed, Bark Potty sells a Potty Training Boost   spray to entice your pup.  Use it as directed to create a familiar "go potty" scent.

Training Time:

  1. Routine Reigns Supreme:  Establish a bathroom schedule for your dog. Take them to the Bark Potty after waking up, playtime, meals, and before bedtime. Consistency helps your dog understand what's expected.
  2. Reward, Repeat, Reinforce: When your dog eliminates on the Bark Potty, shower them with praise and offer a high-value treat. Positive reinforcement is crucial for building the connection between the Bark Potty and potty time.
  3. Patience is a Virtue:  Accidents happen, especially during the initial training phase. Don't punish your dog. Simply clean up the mess with an All Purpose Stain and Odor cleaner to remove any lingering odors that might tempt repeat offenses.
  4. Free Training Calls: Bark Potty offers free training calls with their training expert! They have almost an 100% success rate in getting dogs to use the Bark Potty. Schedule a call here!
  5. Training Video: Make sure to watch Bark Potty's training video here!

Pro-Tips for Smooth Sailing:

  • Start Slow: Limit your dog's access to other areas of the house initially, especially after meals or playtime. This increases the chances they'll use the Bark Potty when nature calls.
  • Keep it Clean: Maintain a clean Bark Potty by removing waste promptly. A dirty potty spot is unappealing to any dog.
  • Gradual Weaning: Once your dog is reliably using the Bark Potty, you can gradually increase their freedom throughout the house. However, maintain the potty schedule and continue offering rewards for successful eliminations on the Bark Potty.

Bonus Tip!  Upgrade the look of your Standard Bark Potty (16" x 24") with our Deluxe Wooden Tray! This stylish wooden tray is designed to perfectly fit your Standard Bark Potty, enhancing its appearance and adding a touch of rustic charm to any space. Made with high-quality, durable wood, the tray blends seamlessly with both indoor and outdoor settings. It features a side access for easy retrieval of poop bags, making it functional as well as attractive. Whether in your living room or on a outdoor balcony, this tray adds a perfect finishing touch to your pet's potty. 

Remember: Every dog learns at their own pace. Be patient, consistent, and positive throughout the training process. With the right approach and the new deluxe wooden tray, your dog will soon be a Bark Potty pro, making life easier for both of you!