Dogs make wonderful additions to the family. A person wanting to have a dog will be held back by the task of caring for the pet. Taking a dog is no joke as these animals would entirely depend on the owner. Caring for a dog, especially a puppy is just like caring for a baby as both cannot be left alone for long periods lest they get into trouble.
One of the concerns of pet parents is potty training. A puppy will not come from the breeder already trained to go to the designated place when it is time to go potty. Training the dog to go potty in the designated area should not be a problem as an owner can choose from several training techniques. A pet parent can paper train the dog.
Pet owners that live in high rise buildings or busy owners that leave the pet at home all day opt to paper train the dog. To train the dog you have to select a room with an easy to clean floor. A bathroom will be a good choice as soiled tiled floor can be cleaned easily.
While the dog is being trained, you need to put the bed, the feeding bowls as well as the dog’s toys in the room. About one-fourth of the floor area must be covered with old newspapers. Because dogs would not eliminate near their sleeping area, you have to situate the bed a few feet away from the newspaper piles.
An untrained dog would naturally eliminate all over the room thus it has to be constantly monitored during the early part of the training. While staying inside the room to supervise the activities of the dog, you can play and bond with the pet. When the dog scratches and sniffs the floor or turns around in circles several time, it is about to eliminate. Take the dog at once and get him to the pile of newspapers.
Praise the dog for being good. The dog will know that you are pleased thus it will use the same spot again. Be sure to remove only the top paper from the pile so that the smell of the dog’s excrement will remain. Dogs will be encouraged to eliminate in the spot where they can smell their excrement.
This sound so easy but actually it is not. An owner has to continuously monitor the activities of the pet before it can use the paper on its own.