Question by  Abi61 (48)

How do you go about training your dog to be housebroken?

This is my first dog and I am not sure what to do.


Answer by  aussiegirl (711)

Your first step would be to take the dog outside on a regular basis, for example every 2 hours right up until bed time and then first thing in the morning, including anytime straight after eating or drinking. For the night time, lay some news paper in a corner and slowly move them outside when he starts using them.


Answer by  Zuzu (200)

Most people use a newspaper and place the puppy on the paper at regular intervals. When the puppy goes to the bathroom, praise him or her lavishly. Move the paper closer and closer to the door then eventually out the door. Do not under any circumstances use the old method of "rubbing their nose in it". It doesn't work.


Answer by  MrPickles (33)

. Next time the dog defecates anywhere that's not the newspaper, hit it gently on the nose with a newspaper and if it defecates on the newspaper, give the dog a treat.


Answer by  withluck (1745)

Crate training is usually the simplest way to housebreak a dog. Make sure to buy the right size crate for your puppy. You can start by housebreaking the dog in the crate, and then gradually give the dog more freedom with time out of the crate.


Answer by  SubhashChander (1773)

There are dog trainers available in every country with the pet dog dealers. It is better to consult a trainer and he would let your dog duly trained as per your requirements.


Answer by  heather88 (1897)

You needed to train it to tell you when it needs to go outside. Reward the dog when it goes outside. Punish it if it goes inside. You can train it to go outside.

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