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House / Toilet Training your Puppy

Nobody wants to come home to find a little present from their puppy on the carpet. Teaching your new friend a few rules around the home can quickly pay off

How to toilet train your puppy test

Nobody wants to come home to find a little present from their puppy on the carpet. Teaching your new friend a few rules around the home can quickly pay off and pretty soon, the only presents you'll be getting will be lots of cuddles from your lovable, house-trained puppy.

When to start

Your puppy is the perfect age to be trained about the time of weaning, or as soon as you have acquired him.

Never train when you're tired, or when your puppy's tired, and keep your sessions relatively short as like human children, pups have short attention spans.

How to start toilet-training

Choose an area that is appropriate for your pup to do his business. Puppies usually need to go to the toilet after:

When your puppy starts walking around in circles and sniffing the ground. Knowing when he is likely to need to toilet allows you to place him in the chosen area before accidents happen.

It's a good idea to lay down some newspaper in case of mishaps. Once they've done their business, show them lots of love. Maybe give them a treat so they know they've done something good.

Just like other forms of training, positive reinforcement encourages your pup to repeat good behaviour.

If your puppy starts toileting in an inappropriate area, quickly pick him up and take him to the designated area. Punishing him for accidents will not help the learning process. Remember; never rub your puppy's nose in the mess.

Things you should always do

It doesn't take long to get your puppy playing by the rules, but remember, when they mess up, they aren't doing it on purpose. They're still learning exactly what you expect from them, and what it takes to get those hugs and treats.

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Got a pet health question?

If you have a question on anything from parasites to pet health, ask us we don't bite!

Call The Advantage Pet Care Line on 1800 678 368.

Advantage for Dogs

Advantage is the fastest relief from fleas for dogs and not only kills fleas fast, it acts on multiple flea stages to rid infestations too. Treats
Fleas

Travelling with Pets

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Your guide to a safe, happy and relaxing holiday.