Thinking of getting a new puppy, or maybe you’ve already bought your little bundle of fur home? New dog owners can often struggle with housebreaking their new addition. Hopefully these tips from Florida Dog Training School will help you understand what you need to do to be successful.
What to Expect in the Beginning
When it comes to puppies, a good rule of thumb to go by is that your dog should be able to hold in their pee and poop 1 hour per month old. For example, if your dog is 4 months old, he can only hold pee/poop for a maximum of 4 hours. At nighttime puppies tend to be able hold it longer because they are sleeping. Puppies hold their bladder better when there are no distractions and can be confined to a crate. When you are home, your pup will have to go to the bathroom more often. The reason for this is when you are home he is more active because you are moving around in the house. You should pick up his water bowl and only offer him water after a long nap, after you play or go for a long wa