House Training

Routine is essential for effective house training. Make a note of feeding times, sleeping patterns and all toileting habits. Soon a pattern will emerge and you will be able to predict your puppies need to urinate and defecate.

To encourage this play with your puppy outside after feeing times. The exercise will encourage your puppy to release. Go outside with your puppy armed with treats. As your puppy relieves itself lavish praise and rewards on him. If your puppy has an accident indoors do not scold it as this will distress and confuse your puppy. Try to clear up the mess using cleaners without ammonia, which are available at vet practices and pet shops. Many household cleaners leave behind a scent, which puppies will try to mark over, perpetuating the problem.

Find out about Best Behaviour School for Dogs' puppy classes in Sevenoaks.