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How To Get Your Dog Into A Good Health Habit?

New puppies don’t know where to go to the bathroom until they are trained. Training a puppy to maintain a good health habit is an important part of raising a puppy. By learning the basics of dog training, you’ll soon be able to teach your puppy to use the bathroom in the right place.

Step 1

Feed regularly every day. Regular daily feeding helps your dog’s training. Training can be difficult if the dog eats as much as he wants and doesn’t eat regularly. Take it out at the same time every day, and you’ll be much more relaxed. Stick with taking your dog out the door 15 to 20 minutes after each meal.

Step 2

Let your dog poop at regular intervals throughout the day. One of the most important things about training dogs to pee and poop is persistence. If you do the same thing every time, expect the dog to respond the same way, and stick to it, the dog will quickly get the message. On the other hand, if your behavior and expectations are always erratic, your dog will of course be confused. Give your dog a regular routine. Don’t change his routine. Let him know when he should do something. Remember to take your dog out at these times: 

After it wakes up in the morning. If you get up earlier than your dog, take him out the door when you get up.

After each meal. Puppies usually defecate within 20 minutes of eating.

After every nap.

After every play.

Every night before I go to sleep. Puppies 8 to 14 weeks old are most likely to urinate in the middle of the night. Keep her cage in your bedroom so you can tell when she wants to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Have the dog leash, slippers, and your coat ready before bed.

Step 3

Start training your puppy right away. After he visits his new environment, give him a drink of water, and immediately take him outside to a designated place to defecate.

Step 4

Pay attention to your dog’s behavior. Sometimes a dog has figured out how to pee outside, but he doesn’t know how to let you know he wants to pee. Be aware of your dog’s movements when it’s in a hurry to use the bathroom, such as scratching or barking at the door, crouching, fidgeting, sniffing, spinning, etc. Any of these behaviors, especially when a dog is not out of the house, should mean going to the bathroom.

Step 5

Use a command to have your dog defecate. In addition to insisting on taking your dog to the same spot, you can also use a “go to the bathroom” or “hurry up” command.

Step 6

Stick to this command. In order for the dog to associate the restroom use with a password, use the password every time you take the dog out to the bathroom, and use the command only when the dog is in the bathroom. Getting your dog into the habit can be helpful for traveling or visiting friends.

Step 7

Praise the dog as soon as he finishes using the toilet. In order for your dog to associate praise with potty training, be sure to praise him as soon as he has finished defecating, not when he gets home. 

Step 8

Do not disturb the puppy and praise him after he has completely excreted. Some puppies are so sensitive that if you praise them too early, they may stop excreting and even feel like you’re praising them for squatting. So the timing of praise is very important.

Step 9

Freedom is also a reward. After the pooch defecates, give him some playtime. Don’t make your dog think that playtime is over as soon as you go to the bathroom. Give your dog some fun time after he or she defecates, so he or she can go to the bathroom and have a good time.

Step 10

Cultivate correct behavior without scolding or punishing the puppy. Whenever you take your dog out to the bathroom, praise him for defecating within three to five minutes, and surround the cage with a dog pen so he can play freely inside. If he fails to discharge within three to five minutes, place him in a cage, and keep him near the cage. After 15 or 20 minutes, take it to the designated discharge site. After he urinates, give him a little freedom to expand his range of motion. If he still doesn’t defecate, put him back in the cage. When puppies want to relieve themselves, they don’t defecate directly in their cages. They whine. So as long as you pay enough attention, you can use the opportunity to motivate them to learn the right behavior. After your dog successfully defecates, you can reward and free him accordingly.

Step 11

Get everyone involved. If only you and your dog live together, this step is easy. If you’re not the only one in the family, get everyone involved, and make your dog’s training efficient and easy. The better people stick to the plan, the faster the dog will improve.


With these steps, your puppy will maintain a good health habit which saves your time and energy.