Raise your hands if you like dog stains! If your hand is up, I don’t know if we can be friends anymore. Well, obviously if you clicked on this article, you are not a fan of dog stains and want to teach your pet to stop using the house as a toilet. As a pet stain removal expert in Ventura, CA, the team here at Aroma Fresh Chem-Dry has some tips for you to potty train your dog.
Use a Kennel
1 – You need to find a crate or kennel that is long enough and tall enough to keep your dog comfy without being too big because the space can stress them out more.
2 – Adding a pillow and toys will help them feel more comfortable and relaxed.
3 – Use phrases like “let’s go”, “in your crate”, or “inside” as verbal cues to help your dog learn to go in and out of the kennel. Toys and treats can also be used as reinforcement to associate their good behavior with a reward.
4 – Get them on a schedule so that they know specific kennel times—like while you’re sleeping at night or away at work during the day. Just be sure not to leave them in their kennel for too long, especially for large or high-energy breeds.
5 – Because dogs typically don’t use the bathroom in the same place where they sleep, after each kennel time is a great opportunity to take your pet outside to relieve themselves. This will also help your dog to know it’s time to use the bathroom after kennel times.
6 – Every time your dog relieves himself outside the house and kennel, give them a treat or reward to let them know they’re being a good boy or girl.
Use a Schedule
1 – Dogs are more schedule-oriented animals.
2 – Try to follow your dog to determine the times of day your dog will need to relieve himself. Common times are in the morning, after drinking water or eating meals, before bed, or after kennel time.
3 – Try to express disappointment but don’t use negative reinforcement when your dog has an accident during this schedule. Just move your dog outdoors when you see them preparing to go, then get to work on some pet stain removal methods.
4 – Once the schedule is all set, take your dog out 5 minutes prior to normal times.
5 – Every time your dog relieves himself outside, praise and reward him with treats, toys, and verbal praise.
6 – Make adjustments as you go, especially if your dog is still a puppy.
Use a Puppy Pad Method
1 – Be sure you buy pee pads that are the right size for your dog.
2 – Place the pad in a specific, easily accessible spot—preferably off of the carpet—and keep it there.
3 – Just before your dog’s anticipated bathroom time, take them to the pad so they get used to going there.
4 – Praise the little poochy after they use the pad properly.
5 – Replace the pad often.
6 – Gradually move the pad toward the door to transition it to outside. Eventually, take it outdoors on the grass or wherever you prefer. Just make sure it’s easily accessible with a doggy door.
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We hope that these tips do the trick for you and your four-legged friends. It may take time for them to adjust to changes and accidents will happen. Be sure to give us a call when they do. The team here at Aroma Fresh Chem-Dry offers a superior pet urine removal treatment that has been proven to remove virtually any pet stain and odor from carpet and even upholstery.