Housetraining Your Dog--A Definitive Guide
Make sure the dog is not dealing with a physical problem by starting with a vet exam.
Male dogs “mark” furniture much more frequently than female dogs. You can spay or
neuter your dog. Female dogs do sometimes
mark” by squatting and m
ale dog by lifting a
leg. Do not punish your dog for “marking” as this
is a natural dog behavior.
mostly to home alone
ogs. Your dog may exhibit separation anxiety
by urinating, defecating, digging, scratching, or
one. If your dog is
chewing while you are g
perfectly housetrained and behaves appropriately
him – even if you are only gone less than an h
anxiety. It also occurs to over-possessive dogs.
at all times except when you leave
our – he is suffering from separation
For this you need to change the leaving routine. You can confine your dog to a small
area of your home, which is not carpeted, like a crate, bathroom or utility room while you
are gone. But make sure it is comfortable and cozy to him. Put his bed or blanket in it.
ut a favorite toy or two in it.
There are other special cases where housetraining your dog will prove to be difficult. If
you want to know in details about those behavioral problems that might hamper your
potty training sessions, refer to Page 12 for our Housetraining Your Dog – A Definitive
uide e-book and know the be
st possible ways to combat them.
Health Related Problems
your dog gives you really a hard time housetraining, you should take your dog to a vet.
The veterinarian may need to run a number of tests such as a urinalysis, blood tests, x-
rays, and an ultrasound.
problem occurred in the formation of the puppy in its mother’s
omb. Therefore, the problem is present at birth. Many congenital problems can be
dealt with successfully with a surgical procedure.
• Ectopic Ureters
• Juvenile Renal Dysplasia
• Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompeten
• Patent Urachus
• Urethral Diverticu
Separation anxiety occurs
Congenital means that the