When receiving a puppy at home, it is essential that we start as soon as possible to teach him to relieve himself in a suitable place. Accidents are normal and can happen at first, so be patient and give them time to adjust. Some puppies adjust quite quickly and others may need more time and support.
If after a while he continues to relieve himself at home, it can be a very good opportunity to ask our veterinarian for an opinion, do a check-up and rule out any medical problem. But before that, we have to try! Here are some tips for teaching your dog to relieve himself outside the home.
Attention to signs
Sometimes we will not arrive on time and we will realize it too late, but if we are attentive we can get ahead if we see that our puppy does any of the following things:
- sniff the ground
- curve to the ground
- go to the door
Find out what is best for him
Knowing the type of surface that your dog prefers to relieve himself will help you in training. Although it seems strange, they have their preferences and some are:
- cement gravel
Remember that the objective is to train our puppy to relieve himself outside the home, and therefore we must make sure to offer him enough outings so that he can do so and adapt to the new routine.
Establish a routine and stick to it
Consistency is essential to establish good habits. A routine will help build confidence, get used to tee times, and reduce accidents at home.
If you follow all these tips, you will undoubtedly have a polite dog that controls its time for a walk at all times. You will avoid loss of urine and feces at home and everything will be much easier.