Housebreaking puppy is critical to your Weimaraner becoming a part of your family. While cleaning up after a puppy is part of getting a new dog, it does get old pretty quickly.
These dog potty training tips will help you get the housebreaking puppy job done quickly and efficiently…
House training puppies or adult Weimaraners is such an essential issue for you as its owner, that even a single exclusive tip turns out to be extremely helpful.
The first step in making your Weimaraner fit for polite company is to potty train him. Some see house training a puppy as a hassle and some as a challenge. For me, it is just part of bringing up a pet.
Tips for Housebreaking Puppy
There are a few things you need to know before you actually start to potty train a puppy or adult Weimaraner.
These tips on how to housebreak a puppy should help:
- You need to understand your dog’s body language. Watch for signs that will indicate to you when your pet wants to eliminate. Does she sit and look at you? Does she stand in front of the door? Dogs communicate with their bodies, since they can’t speak to you in people language.
- If you have puppies, remember that they need to go potty at fairly frequent intervals – as soon as they wake up, after short naps, after play-time, after meals, before and after being crated and finally, before retiring for the night. Housebreaking puppy is easier if you anticipate the usual potty times.
- Take your Weimaraner for walks at the time that he usually does his potty. Take him out to the yard and then to the same place there every time he needs to answer nature’s call.
- Praise your Weimaraner after he eliminates at the right place. Some Weimaraner owners even give treats to their dogs. But remember to do this every time he does it right. He will relate the rewards to his having “done it right” and zero in on the spot where you want him to defecate regularly.
- With time, you can try signal training. This is so that you know when your doggie wants to go. You can hang a bell at his level near the door and teach him to push it with his nose or pat it with his paw on his way out.
- Until your Weimaraner has been fully potty trained keep him under strict vigilance. Do not let him roam around the house freely. This is just asking for accidents to happen.
- Use a crate. A crate-trained Weimaraner is usually very happy to have his own secure den. The advantage of crating is that dogs do not soil the place where they sleep. So, your dog will not eliminate inside the crate. This makes housebreaking your puppy a log easier!
- Use positive reinforcements while housebreaking a puppy or adult dog. Do not scold or hit him as you will gain nothing by doing that. He will only associate punishment with your return from outside.
- Accidents will happen. It is unusual for a trained adult Weimaraner to work against its house training. But medical problems or health disorders may lead to sudden accidents.
- Many dogs mark their territory. These can be a leg of a table or a particular wall. Intact male and female dogs mark their territories by urinating. Use a product like Bubba’s to spray on the places where your Weimaraner has marked.
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Irrespective of breeds, housebreaking puppy is considered to be one of the biggest challenges by dog owners.
If you think house training your puppy simply involves a steady supply of old newspapers, then think again.
A Weimaraner puppy does not develop full control over his bladder until it is over 4 or 5 months old.
Since they are growing and developing rapidly at this time, puppies eat more, burn more calories and need to eliminate more frequently than an adult Weimaraner.
After each nap, meal, drink or play, take your puppy to his designated area (indoors or outdoors, wherever you have decided) and stay there until it eliminates. Then bring him to his crate.
Repeat this situation everyday until he has developed a habit out of it.