• Dog Training Tips,  Getting Ready To Train Your Dog,  tips for pet parents

    Housebreaking Versus Housetraining

    Housebreaking a puppy starts with the wrong premise – breaking. It’s as if you want to make the puppy stop being a puppy and function like a perfect little toy. That’s neither fair nor realistic. A pet owner who wants to establish a positive relationship with the pet is focused on housetraining. This approach shows the puppy how to live comfortably in your environment. Forget the old school methods that teach you to start paper training and swatting a puppy the first day it’s home. Whether you bring home a puppy or an adult dog, you’re taking this animal from the environment it knows and going into an environment that’s…

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    Watch Your Dog’s Diet During the Housetraining Process

    When your dog learns to follow a potty break routine, you have to avoid doing anything that makes the lessons harder. One way you can help this process is in managing the dog’s food intake. Monitor and log the crate time and potty-breaks and make a note of any pattern in your dog’s elimination. Make sure that the food you provide and the timing of feedings don’t compromise training. Feed your dog at the same time each day. If you feed him in the morning before leaving for work, put out the food as soon as you wake up. The dog can eat and begin to digest the food while…