How to toilet train a dog?
Dogs defecate everywhere, which is really a headache for dogs. Recently, several pet friends asked me: how to train an adult dog Toby to go to toilet at a certain time?
I've summarized some experiences here, hoping to provide information for everyone.
The best age for potty training a dog is two to four months old. Older dogs need more time to learn.
If you want to change your dog's habit of defecation everywhere and allow him to go to toilet at a fixed point, you need to carefully observe dog's behavior and then be patient to guide him.
First, how to train an adult dog:
Toby is an abandoned dog who came to our house when he was about two years old. For work reasons, I can only take it out for a bowel movement every morning before I go to work and when I get home from work in evening. Toby never peed in house unless we got home late and he just couldn't help it.
In order to meet her inner need and allow her to defecate in designated place, I specifically purchased a dog litter box, a urine inducer, and studied training methods. When he signals that he wants to pee, take him to a dog litter box sprayed with urination agent, hold his head down, let him smell urination agent, and have him elicit a urination reaction. The effect was not very good at first, she often got tired of squatting, but she still did not urinate on dog toilet.
As saying goes: "The master opens door, but practice depends on person." I was worried that urine inducer was not suitable and changed several pure natural products, but Toby just walked away after sniffing it, without any reaction. So, I began to carefully observe Toby's habits and characteristics when he peed and defecate in street, and created same atmosphere in dog toilet.
I've found that Toby likes to sniff grass where he's peed before and where other dogs have peed, and then click on it. After noticing this feature, I felt that his urine had characteristics and smell of a body, and that this life was best inductor, so I decided to use a towel to soak up his urine, dry it in sun, and then put it in bath. dog litter box. At same time, I deliberately delayed usual time to get Toby out to pee. When I saw him signaling that he wanted to pee, I pointed to dog litter box and kept telling him, "Pee, pee, pee here." It is such a simple and repetitive language, accompanied by gestures, that after a few times Toby understood it and obediently went to dog litter box to relieve him. "Smart, so good!" I quickly praised him, stroked his head, and rewarded him with a treat.
Attention should be paid to strengthening memory after initial effect has been achieved. The urine-soaked towel should still be placed in dog litter box. When I discovered new pee on dog litter box, I picked up Toby, pointed at him and stroked him as he urinated, praised him for being "so smart and handsome" and rewarded him with treats. In this way, he will understand that every time he finishes urinating, he will be praised and rewarded.
After that, I removed towels from dog toilet, and Toby could tell if I said "mother" and waved my finger. Later, using same password and gestures, pointing to floor drain in shower bath and dog's cage, Toby was able to "understand" and deal with domestic emergencies at fixed points, avoiding need to take him outside. for comfort on a bitter cold night.
The IQ and EQ of dog is very high and he is very smart and spiritual, he will be happy because he is recognized by owner, and will also do what owner likes and repeat laudatory behavior. When owner gives dog directions, language should be short and tone calm and firm. If tone fluctuates up and down in a long list, dog will be confused and won't know what to say.
Second, how to train a puppy:
After Toby gave birth to puppies, puppies had less urine. We spread out newspapers that collected urine and poop from where puppies had defecated and encouraged them to look for it on their own. Usually, when puppies smell urine on newspaper, they sniff it carefully and then pee on it. If they run away without urinating, hug them back and give them a sniff until they habitually "visit" newspaper. Likewise, when they finish urinating on newspaper, pet them and reward them. But when they urinate in other places, wait until they finish urinating, bring them to wrong place, point to urination, and strictly and succinctly reprimand them: "Do not urinate", "No", and at same time point to newspaper. and quietly say: "We are here", "Piss".
When they get used to urinating on newspapers, they usually urinate as soon as they see newspaper, whether or not newspaper has urine on it. At this time, you can move newspaper to bathroom step by step and slowly fold small newspaper area. Finally, even if newspaper is no longer spread out, puppy will pee in bathroom.
Dogs are actually very hygienic and will not defecate in and around their dens unless they are afraid of being "occupied" by other dogs or there are other unavoidable reasons.
When a dog urinates at home, don't interrupt, scold, scold, or scare them, otherwise they will mistakenly think that "urinating is a mistake" and some dogs that are forced not to urinate will also suffer. from illness. In addition, effect of beating is actually minimal or not effective at all, which will gradually alienate dog from people and create psychological barriers. Even dogs are afraid of being beaten after a bowel movement, and eating poop is bad for body.
Adult males differ from females in that they must have a vertical reference object to urinate. You can collect urine and attach it to dog litter post to guide dog.
For some places where urine urinates, such as floor, edge of bed, etc., deodorant or disinfectant made from "disinfectant powder" should be used in time to eliminate smell of urine in time.
They say that dogs are smart, and their IQ is comparable to that of children. Raising a dog should be same as raising a child: it must be carefully trained and patiently guided. As saying goes, "There are no rules without rules." Dear turd diggers, use simple instructions and clear gestures to overcome language barrier with dogs, educate them to understand rules, form good habits, and become sweet dogs. cute baby who sees blooming flowers!