How to paper train a dog

Most households have dogs because these animals make great companions. Some people though would think twice about taking one for a pet. Taking a dog is no joke as these animals would entirely depend on the owner. A puppy just like a baby would need constant supervision as both would get into trouble if left alone for quite some time.

Training the dog to eliminate in the designated area is a concern of most pet owners. Training the dog to go potty in the right place is not the responsibility of a breeder. Housebreaking the dog should not be a problem as an owner have several techniques to choose from in training the dog. A pet parent can paper train the dog.

Paper training is usually the option of pet owners living in high rise buildings or pet owners that do not have the luxury of staying at home all day to monitor the activities of the pet. If you have selected this housebreaking technique, you need to select a room with an easy to clean floor. Use a bathroom or any room with an easy to clean floor to be the training area. This room has to have the bed, the toys as well as the feeding bowls of the pet. Use old newspapers to cover about ¼ of the floor area. The bed of the dog must be placed several feet away from the area covered with newspapers as dogs would not eliminate near the place where they sleep.

The untrained dog would poop and pee all over the room thus the pet must be closely monitored at least during the early part of the training. While staying inside the room to supervise the activities of the dog, you can play and bond with the pet. When the dog scratches and sniffs the floor or turns around in circles several time, it is about to eliminate. Take the dog at once and get him to the pile of newspapers. After the dog has eliminated on the designated place, praise the pet. The dog will know that you are pleased thus it will use the same spot again. Be sure to remove only the top paper from the pile so that the smell of the dog’s excrement will remain. Dogs tend to eliminate in the same spot where they can smell their excrement.

Pretty easy huh? Actually it is not. The dog has to be constantly supervised before it would use the paper pile on its own.

 

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