Are you thinking of paper training your new puppy? Before you do, here are some cons you may not be aware of:
- It becomes more difficult to teach your dog to go potty outside if you paper train them first. If you ever want them to potty outside, rather than inside on papers, it’s best to train them to go outside right from the beginning.
- Dogs will tend to start preferring a particular texture. Say you train them to go on a puppy pad or something similar. Well anything that feels similar, such as a mattress, sofa cushion, or any papers you accidentally leave on the floor could become a potty spot.
- It can get expensive quickly. At $8-30 a package on average, you’ll soon find you’re spending quite a bit of money on puppy papers.
- It will make your home stink. Your puppy will be peeing and pooping in your house several times a day. Even if you clean it up often, it can still start to smell.
If you’re worried house training your puppy is too hard, don’t be! As long as you do it right, puppy training can be very simple, and before you know it, it’ll be over with and you won’t have to deal with any messes!
This website teaches you how to quickly and easily train any dog without using punishment and without ever touching your dog.
Here’s a 3 step Puppy Potty Training formula for you to follow.
#1) The first step to potty training has absolutely nothing to do with potty training, but it’s the secret that makes my process so much more effective than most. What you’ll need to do is teach your puppy a little bit of basic obedience, so he catches on to the potty training faster and easier.
Go to this page and sign up for the free dog training video. It’ll only take a few minutes, and this one step will drastically cut the time it takes to train your puppy.
#2) Your puppy needs to know that pottying in the desired location will result in a BIG reward. Make sure it is extra special, and only used for potty training.
**Keep an eye on your puppy at all times and look for signs of needing to go potty. What they’ll typically do is sniff around in circles. They’ll typically need to go shortly after eating, drinking water, or sleeping. This is especially true in very young puppies.
As soon as you see this behavior, take them to the desired spot, and tell them to “go potty” (or whatever wording you want to teach them). Immediately after they have finished pottying, give them this extra special reward! It won’t take long before your puppy is anxious to go potty back in that spot again so they’ll get the special reward.
#3) Make sure the experience is ALWAYS positive.
If your puppy has an accident, do not yell or hit or rub his nose in it. This is doing much more harm than it is good. Doing this will backfire, because it’ll teach your dog to hide of you and be scared to go potty in front of you. These are the puppies who end up learning to pee behind the couch, under end tables, and in other hidden spots.