14 Days Step by Step Perfect Puppy Training Guide HTML version
When it comes to potty and crate training, consistency and repetition are the way to go. When
potty training, always use the same exit door and take to him a particular spot in the backyard.
He will come to associate this spot with potty. When he becomes more independent, he will learn
to go potty in this area on his own.
You may also consider using potty training pads. They have lined pads that are scented to attract
puppies to potty on them. Learn to leave clean potty training pad near the door you want the
puppy to use as this will help alert you when he needs to go.
There are certain words you can use to help your puppy associate these words in potty. You may
consider saying “Go potty, good boy! Good potty!" this way you are training him to understand
what needs to be done and when. Remember to praise your puppy anytime he goes potty in the
appropriate area. Dogs are pleasers they always want to please their masters. Praising your puppy
will encourage him throughout the process.
Your puppy needs exercise
Maintaining a daily dose of exercise is good for your puppy’s physical and mental well-being.
Exercise can help avert life threatening disease like arthritis and help your puppy lea a more
fulfilled life. Just like humans, dogs are prone to obesity related diseases. Exercises help to keep
him healthy. It is good for his mental health as this will help curb destructive tenancies like
incessant chewing, digging and nonstop barking.
The amount of exercise you give to your puppy will depend on his stamina, health condition and
age. Rigorous exercises should be suspended until he is of age. Some dogs like Dalmatians,
Labrador retrievers, Border collies and Jack Russell terriers are built more for exercise than
Generally, your puppy needs 5 minutes of exercise per month of age up to twice a day. What this
simply means is that your 3 month old puppy will need a total of 15 minutes of exercise and at 4
months, he will need 20 minutes of exercise. The type of exercises you engage your puppy in
should include a variety of activities like swimming, playing with dog exercise balls, and going
for short walks on a leash. If you puppy is tired, allow him to rest before starting over. If he does
not resume walking, please carry him home as he may be over tired.
Your puppy will generally feel happier and sleep better at night after good doses of exercise.