Have you ever housetrained a puppy? Having recently gone through that process with our little shelter puppy QT Pi Becker (now a year old and, as he’d be the first to assure you, very mature!), I thought I’d share some of my tips. You’ll find all of them at the link at the end, but I’ll tease you with this big one:
Certain events trigger a pup’s need to urinate or defecate. Take him out as soon as he wakes up in the morning or from a nap and immediately after eating or drinking. Excitement and stress can lead to potty accidents. Prevent them by taking your pup out to potty every few minutes if he is playing vigorously indoors. Finally, take him out just before bedtime. By 3 to 4 months of age, most pups can sleep through the night, but younger puppies may need to go out once or twice during the night.
Want more? It’s in this week’s Pet Connection!