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Nature's way to potty train a dogThe most important factor you need to realize is that the nature has already taken care of potty problems in dogs. The dogs, when they are first born, are blind as well as death. Additionally, they can urinate or defecate, so the mother has to stimulate puppies by licking in order for them to go. Since the feces inside the den would be a fruitful ground for bacteria as well as the smell of it would attract the predators, mother is forced to eat and drink the puppies feces. This in turn ensures that the den is clean and dry and safe from bacteria build ups. This is the nature’s way of ensuring the puppies survival at this fragile state of their lives.
When puppies are around three weeks old their eyes are opening and they begin to hear so the second stage of their natural potty training regime begins. Mother is no longer stimulating puppies urinate or defecate nor does she needs to and she is not willing to clean up after them indefinitely so at this stage the puppies are actually potty trained by their mother. This is all in their genes which makes potty training one of the easiest tasks you can teach a dog.
Energy to help you potty train a dogIf you have the opportunity to actually observe the mother with her puppies as she potty trains them, don’t miss out on the opportunity. Make sure to tap into mother’s calm and firm energy as she pushes puppies out of the den. That is the same energy you must always exert any time you are communicating with your dog. This energy will help make you the leader that any dog will follow.
To return to how to potty train a dog subject and how you can exploit what the nature and the mother have already taught a puppy. So the mother is actually making the puppies go outside to toilet once they are around three weeks old. How can you exploit this?
Exploit nature to potty train a dog
When you first get the dog you must convey to him that the entire house is now a den while the outside is where they are going to toilet. This is most easily achieved with a crate.
If you use the crate correctly than your dog will regard the crate as a den. It will not go inside the den because of what the mother has already tough him. It is best that you put the dog inside the crate immediately, keep the dog inside for fifteen to twenty minutes and then take it out of the den and take outside. Wait for the dog to toilet but don’t pressure him. If the dog did not go, return it to the crate and keep it inside for another fifteen to twenty minutes. Then take the dog outside again and wait for it to toilet. The key here is to keep an eye on the dog very, very closely. You best keep an eye on the dog once it has drank or eaten. Immediately after we put the dog in a crate for 15 minutes and then take it outside to potty. If the dog doesn’t potty, back inside the crate again for another short time period.
Once the dog toileted outside, and it probably will the first time you take it out of the crate, make sure to praise the dog accordingly. It is always a good idea to have some kind of threat your dog enjoys so you can give it to him once he goes outside. Following this method will ensure you have a clean and happy dog in no time.
Since you cannot follow this potty training technique at night, it is best to put some paper down, or a plastic tray with sand so the dog can go. In time you will be able to remove the paper altogether as the dog will stop using it and will wait to be let outside.