There is no great mystery in
housetraining, itís very simple and down to
plain common sense.
dog is likely to want to relieve himself :
||On a regular basis!
Itís important to take him outside after
all these activities and preferably once an
hour. As a baby he will not have wonderful
bladder control so by taking him out on a
regular basis, you will show him exactly what is
expected of him.
A dog will use its nose to select a suitable
spot so as soon as you see him sniffing the
floor (especially circling), pick him up and
place him outside. As soon as he performs, lots
and lots of praise plus a treat Ė you will be
surprised how soon he will get the idea!
Itís important to stay outside with him to
give him the chance to do his business, he wonít
always select the first few seconds. If nothing
has happened after 5 minutes or so, take him
indoors and try again later on. Remember lots of
praise when he performs. When he has the idea,
you can introduce a specific command so he knows
what you want him to do.
Always stay with your pup so you can praise
him Ė most important!
Never punish him for an accident, you run the
risk of making him fearful of toileting in your
presence and we donít want this. If you stick
to a regular schedule, the accidents will be
If any distraction is introduced, it must be
when your pup in the act, not afterwards. Itís
preferable to say nothing, just pick him up and
get him outside. As he begins to regard the home
as his, he will not want to foul it.
If you do have an accident, itís important
to clean the area well or your pup may think itís
acceptable to use that spot due to the scent.
The best way to clear up any accidents, is to
get some tissue or other absorbent paper and
stack it on the wet patch. Stand on it, it will
force the paper to absorb most of the liquid,
repeat until all the excess liquid is gone. Then
clean the area with a suitable washing solution
Ė in the event of any stains, use Vanish foam
spray, itís extremely good!
Your pup will find it difficult to get
through the night so you will invariably have
some accidents. Use polythene sheeting as we
mentioned earlier with newspaper then cleaning
up is simple.
If your pup wakes you in the night, go
downstairs and let him out. If he toilets, lots
and lots of praise. Only praise him for this
though, itís important that he doesnít think
he can cry and you will come to fuss him!
training is a very speedy process and providing
you use common sense, you wonít have any
Itís quite common for Rotts to be house
trained within a week but remember not to expect
too much of him when he has to go through the
Happy house training!