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How to house break your pup by humon How to house break your pup by humon
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Thought I'd share. :)

I'm sure there's easier methods, but this one is foolproof.
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Shrone Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This is actually how I trained my lab/chow when she was 8 weeks old.
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is excellent advice!
ShadowShogun50 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this informational. Nice Work
clearbells Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I just got two young orphaned puppies today, using this very method. Mom was hit on the highway - they're old enough to be on dry food, thankfully, about 8-9weeks old. They are bigger dogs so it's a crate instead of a box, but having two makes it easier with the crate training. Gave them toys and 'used' blankets (I have three adult dogs, one ten year old, 3 1/2 year old, and a a 2 1/2 year old, I 'hunt' with the younger two) to make it comfortable.  

We have had a total of four accidents today (no scolding for it) but they have adjusted extremely well. They're so clueless about everything. There is going to be so much poop in my future between new food and wormer.
NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Thanks for the info and cute pictures, might come in handy one day
TheRainbowlum Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! =D
Nafreteri Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this reminds me when my dalmatian is still a ppuppy, even at 3-4AM I have to take him out just to pee and even thought im soooo tired and sleepy I still have to exagerate expressing my happiness when he pee/poop outside. lol. puppies really like being praised XD
Desmodeus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Calling the dog to the mess and pointing at it does indeed work; perhaps not for all dogs, but for every dog we've ever owned, it worked.
How did we know? The second or third time it happened, we merely had to point at it and they did the 'ears down, tail between legs 'oh crap'' business.
xLunastarx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have potty trained all my dogs in nearly the same way. But as they are all large breeds I used dog crates instead of a box. It's normally called crate training and is the most used method by dog lovers. Also when I take my dogs out, I clearly tell them to "Go potty ___." (Dog's name.) and when they only do 1 or 2 I tell them to "Finish going potty ___."(Dog's name again.) Though they sometimes only need to pee so I often just say "Go potty ___." (Dog's name.) So now I have dogs that practically go potty on command. XD I didn't even realize I was training them to go on command til my mother pointed it out. LOL And it is harder for people to get little dogs trained as they have such small bladders they have to go potty more often then a large dog. Which often frustrates their owners something fierce. My dogs can go usually 4 or 5 hours between potty breaks. Sometimes even longer if we go out and leave them at home. Of course when we leave them at home they are either in a crate or outside in a kennel depending on weather. In the crate they will never go potty and will hold it till we get back. If in the kennel they just go when they like and we clean it up once we get home. Kennels should always be cleaned of poop (They make poop picker upers for this reason.) and if on concrete you can hose down the pee as well. Otherwise, with a dirty kennel you run the risk of worms.
Berdock Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2014
never tried to train in any way my dogs, i'm starting to think it is a good idea to try when i get one again
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