House Training Your Dog Can Help Protect Carpet
Prevention is the goal when it comes to training your pet. Dogs tend to relieve themselves over and over in the same spot, so training may actually be easier than you might think.
You can keep these areas odor-free with Pet Urine Removal Treatment from Chem-Dry, plus prevent future accidents with these tips from the pro’s at Wag! With whichever method you choose from below, it’s important to stick with it and stay consistent each day.
The Kennel Method
1 – Find a crate or kennel that’s the right size for you dog—large enough to stand up, turn around, and move comfortably, but small enough that it isn’t easy for your pet to relieve themselves inside.
2 – Add a pillow, treats, and toys to make the kennel comfortable and cozy.
3 – Use phrases like “let’s go”, “in your crate”, or “inside” as verbal cues to help your dog learn to go in and out of the kennel. Toys and treats can also be used as reinforcement to associate their good behavior with a reward.
4 – Establish a specific time each day for your dog to spend in the kennel—like while you’re sleeping at night or away at work during the day. Just be sure not to leave them in their kennel for too long, especially for large or high energy breeds.
5 – Because dogs typically don’t use the bathroom in the same place where they sleep, after each kennel time is a great opportunity to take your pet outside to relieve themselves. This can also help your dog associate kennel time with a bathroom break afterwards.
6 – Every time your dog relieves himself outside, offer a toy or treat as a reward to associate the behavior with a positive reward.
The Schedule Method
1 – Determine how often your dog should need to use the bathroom. Puppies will need to relieve themselves more frequently.
2 – Also determine the times of day your dog will need to relieve himself. Common times are in the morning, after drinking water or eating meals, before bed, or after kennel time.
3 – Avoid negative reinforcement or punishing your dog when they have accidents. This isn’t always effective. Instead, move your dog outdoors when you see them preparing to go, then clean up the urine stain from your carpet.
4 – Take your dog outdoors about 5 minutes before each anticipated bathroom time.
5 – Every time your dog relieves himself outside, praise and reward him with treats, toys, and verbal praise.
6 – Make adjustments to your dog’s schedule as necessary—especially as he grows.
The Puppy Pad Method
1 – Purchase pee pads that are the appropriate size for your dog.
2 – Place the pad in a specific, easily accessible spot—preferably on the tile or wood floor—and keep it there.
3 – Just before your dog’s anticipated bathroom time, take him to the pad and continue returning until he relieves himself there.
4 – Give your dog praise every time he relieves himself on the pad.
5 – Clean the area and replace the pad often.
6 – Gradually move the pad toward the door to transition it to outside. Eventually, take it outdoors on the grass or wherever you prefer. Just make sure it’s easily accessible with a doggy door.
Pet Urine Odor Removal In Santa Clarita, California
These tips and tricks should help you train your dog in no time! It’s important to remember that even the best trained dogs can still have accidents, so scheduling routine pet urine and odor removal treatments is essential. Chem-Dry can remove not only pet odors and stains, but harmful bacteria, too.