Trying to house train pets dogs and cats is probably as old as our dear relationship with our pets is. If you are one of the lucky people who has never had to deal with teaching a dog how to go potty in the right place then you are a very lucky person. However, if you have recently got yourself a new puppy and you find yourself in the situation where you are having to teach your dog how to go potty in the right places then you have certainly come to the right place. The basics of trying to house train a dog are all quite simple, a good place to start is to simply take your dog outside more often than usual. By doing this you are constantly giving the dog signals that they are in the right place to do their business.
Something that will help very much is to always take the dog outside to the same area where she always urinates. By doing this you will be triggering an instinct inside the dog because the dog is always going to smell urine whether it is theirs or another dogs. That is quite an important and clever way to deal with teaching a dog how to urinate outside and do so when you want your dog to.
Also, do the following which helps a lot – every time your dog urinates outside you want to instantly start playing with the dog and having a good time. What this will do is it will teach your dog to hurry up and urinate the instant that she is put down outside. The reason why this happens is that in the dogs brain she believes that if she does her business then straight after that she is going to get to play, which is what she wants.
While you teach your dog how to go potty outside you are most often of the time going to have a few mishaps inside the house. When these mishaps do happen make sure to clean them up as quickly as possible. Use paper towels to remove all the moisture. Once all the moisture is removed make a mixture of vinegar and water and wipe down the area at least five to six times. Once you have wiped the area down with your vinegar solution you are then going to need to put some baking soda on the area. this is going to help remove any lingering odors that may be present.
The last thing that you’re going to need to do is to thoroughly clean the area using microfiber technology. Wipe down the area using your microfiber mop. Use at least three to four pads and make sure to change them in between cleaning. You do not want to use the same pad to clean the whole area because what you end up doing is mixing germs around. Once you have cleaned the area at least four or five times then it is safe for your puppy to enter the room again.