Puppy potty training has a good ring to it, however, when you have your little doggy peeing all over your carpet and upholstery, having them around becomes a bother. There are many things to consider if you want to make sure to reduce these little accidents. Training is necessary but supervision is better. One main thing is to constantly supervise your puppy to make sure that they are not peeing all over your house. If you cannot keep your eye on them you might as well put them in a crate with an indoor potty where they can pee in peace, without you being concerned about your indoor upholstery.
Monitoring Your Puppy for Accidents
You might need to be so familiar with your puppy’s behavioral pattern such that if he’s about to have an accident. And put measures in place so that it does not happen again. You might need to mark this day in the mind and heart of the little animal. He has to understand that this behavior is totally unacceptable.
Use a Stern Voice
For correcting them in this manner you need to use a stern voice that would immediately catch their attention and let them stand at attention, possibly immediately regret what they are doing. There is no need for a lecture about how disappointed you are that the little dog still peed in your house after you had just sent him out to pee. What you really need is one strong stern word that they can associate with extreme displeasure yet not disgust. Something that will deter them rather than scare them.
The idea of the abrupt word is to stop them from committing the act or even startle them midstream. If this is successful, you will have to carry your pup out really quickly to the little box or outside. However, if the dog remains peeing, carrying them out in that state creates more of a mess than you were initially trying to avoid.
Consider telling it words of praise and treats when your puppy does so his business in the designated place where you told him to. This registered a sort of cause and reward system in his furry brain and then he easily associates peeing in the right place with a good treat or snack, and peeing in the wrong place with disappointment.
Potty training a dog especially regarding where to do their business is very much like training a young child. Supervision has to be a hundred percent. Many puppies learn quickly with the right amount of consistency. Others learn later. Routines always work so use the first word you used consistently and watch how your puppy grows from being that little dog who pees everywhere to one that knows exactly where to do his business.