Teaching your puppy to clean house
An important concern of each owner is to teach the puppy to clean. It is noticed that already three-week-old puppies specially crawl out of the den to recover. Thus, cleanliness is a natural quality of a dog. Until your puppy has passed the course of preventive vaccinations, he is forced to stay in the house. And you have to be patient, removing 10-15 times a day “traces of life” of your little pet.
Usually a puppy “goes to the toilet” soon after eating, drinking, playing actively, and also immediately after waking up. It’s easier to teach a dog to cope in a special place if its territory of movement is significantly limited (aviary, cage, fence). The puppy is taught to cope with newspapers located in a small area opposite his mattress and bowls. The kid is not allowed out of the cell until he is “marked” in the newspapers. If the puppy is trained to use the “toilet” correctly, his territory in the house is gradually expanding.
If you don’t use the cage, you will have to follow the baby’s daily routine, picking it up and transferring it to newspapers every time he wakes up, eats or plays. Be sure to praise the puppy in a gentle voice as soon as he recovers in the indicated place. Dirty newspapers change, but leave a symbolic piece of paper in the same place and cover it with new layers on top to keep an odor trail.
Accustoming a puppy to cleanliness in the house It is not worth scolding a dog if it has relieved the need for an unauthorized place. Remember: a puppy’s bladder requires frequent emptying. If, waking up in the morning, you find “puddles” and “piles” throughout the room, then don’t get annoyed and do not scream, but just wash the floor and gently respond to the stormy greeting of the puppy. And in no case do not poke the unfortunate animal with your nose in the urine or bowel movements! In this way, you only give vent to your own irritation, but you do not contribute to accustom your puppy to cleanliness.
When your puppy grows up a little, but “punctures” still happen, you can increase the effectiveness of training, using the method of negative correction along with positive reinforcement. If you notice that the puppy is looking for a place to relieve in the middle of the room, try to stop him. Clap your hands sharply and shout sharply: “Fu! It’s impossible! ”, Which will work as a distracting signal. The puppy is likely to stop its activity, somewhat frightened for such unworthy behavior. After that, quickly grab the puppy in your arms and take it to a place intended for the toilet. Put the puppy on the newspapers, forcing him to relieve his needs and affectionately sentencing, like a small child. If everything goes well, sincerely praise the puppy, pet and treat him with a treat.
If your pupil has already managed to cringe, express your dissatisfaction with an exclamation like: “Oh, how not ashamed!”. And for greater clarity, perform the actions that the bitch mother uses to blame her children. Take the puppy by the face and bend down to the “traces of the crime”, but in no case do not poke your nose there. You can shake the dog by the scruff of the neck, and then go together to the place where the puppy should relieve itself. Take the rag or toilet paper there with which you removed urine or excrement. Do not forget to thoroughly wash the floor with household chemicals that have a strong specific smell. Such actions will help discourage the puppy from hunting back to this place and repeat his misconduct.
To correct the behavior of the puppy, you can resort to “chemical methods of struggle.” To date, manufacturers of pet products offer special tools that teach a puppy to cope in the same place. The specified properties are possessed by the spray from the Serko company. You can sprinkle a rag or a layer of newspapers with this product, offered to the puppy as a “latrine”, and then the time for cleaning the room will be significantly reduced. Beaphar offers disposable hygiene sheets for Beau ‑ beau puppies, impregnated with a special solution and designed to maintain cleanliness in the home.
Accustoming a puppy to cleanliness in a house It is known that dogs love to “puddle” on a carpet or where urine is quickly absorbed. Owners, anxious to save their property, remove carpets from the floor. And this step is understandable. However, modern floor coverings – linoleum, parquet, laminate, ceramic tile – are rather unstable for puppy’s woolly legs. In combination with fragile ligaments, increased activity and rapid growth with daily weight gain, keeping a puppy indoors with slippery floors often leads to articular deformities. The most common of these is the size of the forelimbs, when the metacarpals are turned out and the claws look not forward, but in different directions. It is very difficult to fix such a defect, so take care of prevention in advance. Cover the slippery floor with a mat, cheap cow walkway or even an old blanket. Then the baby’s legs will not crawl to the sides.