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House training your dog can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. From puppies to older adult dogs, you can always house train your dog to go when and where you want them to go. That said, you definitely want to be knowledgeable of the type of breed of dog that you have as well as what their history is if you’ve adopted a new fur baby recently.
Many of you know that last year we brought a new Husky puppy named Suede into our family and he has been such a joy in our lives. While we house trained him early on, we’re now in the middle of the summer here in Alabama and the heat is no joke! Huskies are known for their thick beautiful coats and Suede is no exception. That said, Suede spends a lot more time inside during the Spring and Summer months so it’s important that he is properly house trained – especially since we have young children in the home.
So whether you have a new puppy or an older adult dog, these three tips will help you house train your dog in no time.
- Create A Routine
Before you can successfully house train your dog, you have to create a solid routine. Dogs thrive off of routine and routine is extremely important when it comes to house training your dog.
Since Suede has been spending more time inside, we decided to revisit the same strategy we used to house train him when he was a puppy. While no two routines will look the same, a great starting point is to build your routine around transitional points throughout your day.
For example, in the morning, mid-morning, afternoon, evening, night, and after each meal is a good base and then depending on your daily schedule, you can adjust accordingly.
- Use Dog Pads
One of the best resources that you can incorporate while house training your dog is dog pads. We use the new Hartz Home Protection Odor Eliminating Mountain Fresh Dog Pads and they have been perfect for Suede.
They have 6 layers and an embossed LeakShield top sheet that quickly traps liquid in the pad and thanks to its Flash-Dry technology, instantly turns liquid into gel. We order ours from Chewy but you can also get them from Amazon or your nearest Walmart. I definitely recommend placing them near an exit or near a spot in your home that doesn’t get much traffic.
Thankfully no matter where you place the Hartz Home Protection Odor Eliminating Mountain Fresh Dog Pads you don’t have to worry about any odor since the subtle, airy Mountain Fresh scent coupled with the special odor eliminating capability will trap and neutralize odors, keeping your home smelling fresh.
Then simply take your dog to the Dog Pad according to the routine you made and supervise them to ensure that they go on the pad. Be sure to reward them if they go to encourage them to continue with this desired behavior.
- Consistency is key
Whenever you’re training your dog or teaching them a new skill, consistency is key! So even if your dog doesn’t go when you take them to the pad, be sure to stay true to your routine and continue to take them to the potty at the designated times.
Remember that if you’re training a puppy, it takes a little time for them to be able to hold their bladder so patience is also important here. As long as you remain consistent with taking your dog to the dog pad, they’ll be house trained before you know it.
There you have it!
Three easy ways to house train your dog. No matter the age of your pup, by following the tips above, you should be well on your way to having your dog completely house trained. Don’t forget to grab some Hartz Home Protection Odor Eliminating Mountain Fresh Dog Pads to make your house training journey a breeze.