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House Training Your Puppy


By Dulce Mercado

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House training a puppy requires a lot of time, patience and attention. Lucky for you, Burnt X has the three most important tips to making this as smooth as possible.

There are only three things needed to train your pup.


1. Make a routine.


Plan out a feeding schedule that works with yours. For example: Breakfast – 7 am, lunch – 12 pm, dinner 8 pm. Something along those lines, but make sure you stay consistent with the schedule. That is why it is best to accommodate it to something that works for you.

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2. Potty pads.


You will need A LOT of potty pads! So try to stock up on them if they’re on sale. Sadly, your place will look like you covered your entire floor with pads. Try making a square with the potty pads in a location you want you puppy to go potty and poop. As he/she gets used to this area you will eventually decrease the amount of pads you put out and they will go straight to the one that is left. Another pointer is to wait about 5-10 minutes after they eat and take them outside. That way they know to go use their business outside and not inside the house. The potty pads will be in case of emergencies or if no one is home. This plan will surely save you the trouble of always scrubbing your carpet or mopping after every accident.

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3. Compliments


Dogs LOVE being complimented! The more you show them compassion and affection the better they act. After they use the restroom outside or go to the potty pads give them a loud and proud “good boy!” or a treat if you have any. Treats are like the holy grail to them. They loooooove getting treats. Make sure to let your pup know how good of a job they are doing. They will continue to behave well since they know they’ll end up getting praised.

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Of course, there are other little things that go into house training a puppy, but these three things are the most important and efficient. Good luck with puppy training!