Manor Lake’s Houstraining your Australian Labradoodle Puppy from Day One

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We have had some client’s as for some more house training tips for their Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppies, here is an insightful article found from http://www.dog.com.

Housetraining From Day One
Use persistence and lots of praise to teach your pup potty manners.
Maryann Mott

Housetraining your Manor Lake Australian Labradoodle puppy doesn’t have to be a headache.

The more vigilant the family is about eliminating your Australian Labradoodle puppy’s opportunity to have accidents and rewarding successes, the quicker and easier the pup is trained, says Julie Jackson, canine behavior coordinator for the Dane County Humane Society in Madison, Wis.

Begin training the first day you take your Australian Labradoodle puppy home.

How often you’ll need to take your Australian Labradoodle outside depends on his activities. Puppies normally need to go to the bathroom after they eat, drink, play, chew, or sleep.

After each of these activities, take your Australian Labradoodle puppy outside on a leash and take along a tasty treat about the size of a pea.

Try to go to the same spot each time. The odor from the previous visits will remind your Australian Labradoodle puppy why he’s there.

Once your puppy starts to eliminate, softly give them praise. (If speaking interrupts your puppy, though, don’t say anything.)

When your Australian Labradoodle puppy finishes, immediately give your puppy the treat and more praise.

Sometimes puppies urinate or defecate more than once per outing. After your puppy relieves himself, don’t rush back inside. Wait a few more minutes just in case.

If you’re outside for more than 10 minutes and your Australian Labradoodle puppy has not gone to the bathroom, but you think your puppy has to, go inside. Wait 10 minutes. Then return outside and try again. Keep this up until your puppy goes.

Make your Australian Labradoodle puppy’s elimination schedule will become more predictable by feeding him the same amount of food, at the same time, everyday. (Sudden diet changes can cause diarrhea.)

To prevent indoor accidents, keep close tabs on your Australian Labradoodle puppy. Jackson recommends using a lightweight, 10-foot leash with a clasp on one end. Tie the leash around your waist or belt loop, and hook the clasp to your dog’s collar.

Now everywhere you go, he goes too. Look for signs that your puppy may need to eliminate, such as sniffing the floor in circles, or trying to run out of sight.

If you’re not home during the day, use a baby gate to confine your pup in a room with tile or linoleum to make cleaning up accidents easier.
During your lunch break, go home to let your puppy outside. If you can’t, consider hiring a pet sitter, or asking a neighbor.

Housetraining pads are an unnecessary step in the housetraining process, according to Jackson. Your puppy is capable of learning right from the start that the appropriate place to eliminate is outside.

When an accident happens, don’t yell, hit or rub his nose in the mess.

If you catch puppy in the act, clap your hands and startle them, she says. Then scoop him up, take him to the backyard, and reward the puppy for finishing out there.

If the puppy goes to the bathroom but you didn’t see him do it, just clean up the mess. Don’t say or do anything.

Your pup will start reliably going outside within several weeks, but Jackson warns not to let the puppy have too much freedom, too soon.

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