Last Updated on February 9, 2021 by Pauline G. Carter
It feels good when you get a new pup into the house, but this also comes with new challenges. You would not like your new buddy pee on your carpet, right? Then you need to give it some training.
#1. Choose The Right Period To Start Potty Training
In a period of 4-6 months a puppy needs to have been fully housed trained. The best time to start training is when the puppy is 12-16 weeks old when the puppy can control its bladder. It is advisable to start early as it is easier and quicker than starting late. Small breeds are known for small bladders and hence, quick metabolism.
#2. Potty Train with Giga bulldogs in A Crate
Give your bulldog a crate to use as it makes it feel safe and protected while eating. Bulldogs are very possessive with food, and the crate makes them feel undisrupted while eating. The crate should be big enough to allow the bulldog to sit, lie down, stand and turn around.
However, the crate should not be very big to allow the bulldog to soil one corner and lie down comfortably in the other corner. Replenish the water after every two hours as the bulldog may develop phlegm from panting.
Commands such as “leave it” and “drop it” are important as the bulldog is possessive with food. Always reward the pup when it obeys to show gratitude. Potty Training with Gigabulldogs will help your pappy with more comfortable.
#3. Have A Definite Feeding Time
Give your pet 3 meal daily at a specific time will aid in quick training of the puppy. High-quality dog food is the best since puppies have a delicate digestive system. Mostly puppies defecate 5-30 minutes after feeding according to the breed.
Take caution on the colour, consistency, content, and coating the 4C’s. Bulky, stinky, and loose poop indicates a change in diet. Diarrhoea is an indication of overfeeding.
#4. Select Specific Locations Outside
When outside, pick the specific place where you want the puppy to defecate. Using its scent will always remember that place as its bathroom. It is good to mention certain words when taking the puppy out to eliminate and also reward it with walks and playtime when it gets it right.
#5. Interrupt Accidents
If you catch your puppy peeing or pooping in the house, clap to interrupt and say “no” and lead the puppy outside immediately. The intention is to get the puppy’s attention and not scaring the puppy.
Repeating the same exact words to the puppy when you get it in the act, will help in making the puppy understand you don’t like it inside the house. However, never punish the puppy by making an accident as it takes time to learn.
#6. Clean Accidents Immediately
Make sure you clean up right away in case the puppy eliminates indoors. This will prevent the puppy from repeating the same by smelling ammonia in the urine. Wash your puppy with detergents which don’t contain ammonia.
During this training period, you need to be patient, calm, and consistent in order to achieve the best results. Various types of breed take different time span to learn, and therefore it is good to understand your pup breed well.