This is a common problem for most home owners that get a pooch and bring him home for the first time. If you followed the steps in the previous articles titled, First Thirty Minutes parts I, II, and III as well as Next Thirty Minutes I and II and Hour 2, you won’t have this problem. Some think that by keeping him on a leash while he is in the house is not nice for him, but in reality it is helping control when and where he can roam in the house. Free roaming pooches have a tendency to do whatever they want and have not direction, if you control the problem from the start then the problem will never occur.
Now, by having him on a leash you will have him controlled when it comes to house training. Sometimes a pooch is already trained from his previous owner, that’s good then you are one step ahead even though it is important however to make sure that you train him even in his new home. What you need to do as the owner is make a plan of attack and a technique you would like to use that way you have something in concrete.
Surprisingly, there are two types of training. There is preventative training where you aren’t giving the dog a chance to develop a bad behavior. This is when you put the dog in an unsupervised area alone. To go along with this training technique you will use the crate training method. The other method is corrections training when you correct the dog if he does something wrong. Now, with this one unless you actually catch him in the act, it will not be effective.
If you are not comfortable with trying any of these techniques on your own, that is okay, just go to CincyDogs.com or try Alice’s Dog Companion Training school located in Cincinnati. If you are interested in what you are reading and would like to learn more about house training and other techniques used, then hit the subscribe button at the top of your screen and you will get the latest articles that are published.