Indoor Potty Training
Potty training in and of itself is a tough process, it requires a lot of time and sincere consistency! Most people prefer training their dog to go outside to do their business, however there are some dogs that HATE going outside in different types of weather and prefer to stay indoors all the time, for these dogs there is indoor potty training.
Indoor potty training is even recommended occasionally when dogs (especially little dogs) are having a particularly difficult time housebreaking. Sometimes it is simply easier to embrace the problem and work towards a common goal together it is like a give and take between you and your dog.
How To Go About Indoor Potty Training
First decide; do you want your dog to go outside and potty or potty indoors? Accepting your dog going indoors sometimes and not others can be extremely confusing for your dog and frustrating for you!
Once you have decided that teaching your dog to go inside is what will work for you best both, indoor dog housebreaking can be fairly easy.
Make sure that you have several areas that your dog can relieve himself. You may, later, restrict this to one or two areas but during training it is best to have a few places when your dog has to go.
There are several options that you can use, or even a combination of items you can use to help you in your quest toward better dog potty training.
Potty Pads are usually marketed to puppies or for puppy training, but they can also be used to help your adult or larger dog use the appropriate spot!
Indoor Potty Training Toilets can also be used. What is an Indoor Dog Potty?… You ask…it is like a cat box for cats, except it has synthetic grass in the box. The training toilet will contain your dog’s waste in one area and then can be drained into the toilet and easily disposed of and cleaned after.
Years ago, before there were doggy toilets, this was how we trained Service Dogs for people with disabilities to be able to go on cruises and tactfully urinate and defecate. This is a very effective system!
Just like training your dog to go outside and potty, you must take your dog to the designated area and allow him time to get comfortable and do his duty.
Be patient, and use the designated areas throughout the house so that your dog is familiar with each locale. Quietly praise him and reward him with a treat for a correct decision and soon indoor potty training will be a thing of the past!