Housebreaking Adopted Dogs
Adopting or rescuing a dog is an act of kindness that can sometimes be rewarded with the challenge of housebreaking an adult dog. The good news is; even if the dog you bring into your life isn’t housebroken, it is fairly easy to accomplish if you take the time and have patience. The key is to start from day one, and remain consistent in your routine and potty location.
There are excellent suggestions from many adoption and rescue agencies online to help you successfully train new members of the pack. Some recommend crate training, which may give your new dog a better sense of security as well as help with potty training. If you can’t take time off to spend with your new dog during his transition into your home, some experts recommend a potty pad or litter box. What is absolutely not acceptable is to punish the dog for accidents. It is also pointless to punish, scold or reprimand a dog for going if you do not catch him in the act. Even 1 second after he’s done is too late, as he will have no idea what you’re mad about.
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Visit some of the helpful, informative sites we’ve listed below for help with housebreaking adopted or rescued dogs.