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How To Housebreak a Dog

Watch more Dog Training 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to housebreak a dog Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Keep the papers in one spot Choose one area, such as a back bedroom or the bathroom, and lay down three layers of newspapers on the floor. This will become your dog's "potty place" in the house. During the times that no one is at home, keep your pet confined to the potty place. Step 2: Watch for warning signs Whenever your dog crouches, sniffs the ground, or walks in circles, take them outside; these typically mean they "gotta go." While they're relieving themselves, speak a voice command such as "Go pee" or "Go outside." Step 3: Transition them outside As your dog gets used to going outdoors, the next time you see one of the warning signs, ask your dog if they have to "Go pee" or "Go outside" and then take them into the backyard. Give them lots of praise after they've gone to the bathroom outside the house. Step 4: Accidents do happen While your dog is learning, accidents will happen. If they relieve themselves in another part of the house, say "No!" Then firmly pick them up and take them to their potty place. After your dog has finished doing their business in the right spot, praise them for going in the right spot. Tip If your pet does have an accident, don't get angry or rub their nose in the spot. Step 5: Hide the scent Clean up an accident with 1/4 cup white vinegar and a squirt of liquid detergent mixed with 1 quart warm water. Scrub the area with this mixture and then spray it with an odor-masking product found at pet stores. This will keep your puppy from coming back to this area. Step 6: Smaller targets Over time, reduce the number of papers in the potty place. This will teach your dog to go in one small spot. Within a few weeks, you should be able to stop using papers totally -- your dog is now housebroken! Did You Know? Did you know? One U.S. inventor patented a flush toilet for dogs.
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