Hello, my name is Laurena Fernandez and I would like to welcome to my dog training blog. For my first post, I would like to start at the beginning, and when we are talking about dogs, the beginning would be puppies. More specifically (http://www.prlog.org/11996518-bh-cosmetics-coupon-codes-save-30.html) I would like to talk about some tips for potty training puppies. Some people use the term housebreaking but that just sounds so harsh. Training a dog or puppy should never be harsh, it should be done with love, so I prefer the term potty training over housebreaking.
The first thing I want to talk about is some of the mistakes (http://www.prlog.org/11996509-checks-unlimited-offer-code-50-off-coupon.html) that people make when they are trying to potty train a puppy. One common mistake is simply not paying enough attention, specifically paying attention to the signs your puppy gives you when they have to take care of their business. They may paw at you, they may give you a little bark, or they may even just look at you; whatever signs they give you, you need to learn to pay attention to them.
Another common mistake that people make is to punish their puppy when they have an accident. If your puppy has an accident on the carpet there is no need to scold them or rub their face in it. The right way to handle it (http://www.prlog.org/11996370-green-smoke-coupon-code-latest-working-coupons.html) would be to firmly say no and then take your puppy outside to the place where you would like them to relieve themselves. Eventually, with enough repetitions, your puppy will learn that you do not like it when they relieve themselves in the house and you would prefer if they would take care of business at the spot that you take them to outside.
When you’re potty training a puppy, consistency is very important. Taking them out to the same spot every time will help them learn that that is the spot you would like them to use. It’s also important to have a schedule. If you have a routine (http://www.prlog.org/11996524-lifelock-promo-code-20-off-coupon.html) where you feed and walk your puppy at the same time every day, you will know when your puppy has to relieve itself and he or she will become accustomed to going outside on a set schedule.
Another way that some people potty train their puppy is to use a technique called crate training. Crate training involves keeping your puppy in a crate while they are indoors and then taking them outside to relieve themselves. This technique works because most dogs do not like to relieve themselves near the place (http://www.prlog.org/11996528-sittercity-promo-code-25-off-coupon.html) where they sleep. Therefore, they will usually try to avoid relieving themselves until you take them outside. Some people think that using a crate to train a puppy is cruel because they are confined. However, dogs naturally stay in a relatively small den and a crate simulates the den they would be in in their natural habitat. For most dogs, being in a crate is actually a relaxing experience.
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