Potty training Poodles is a necessity and every dog owner should have the knowledge to do it to prevent any disappointments. Of all the training lessons that your dog should learn, potty training should be the first and most important one. The training will not be fun but there is no way you will avoid it. If you have the right tips and techniques to use in potty training your Poodle, then the process will be easy for you and your dog. Every training step will only be easy if you take the time to find the right way to do it.
There are a few methods that can be used when potty training Poodles but there is important key elements that should be incorporated in the training if you want to be successful. Dogs might be smart animals but their learning compared to ours will take quite a lot of time and repetition of the same lessons. You will therefore need to be patient and consistent when potty training your Poodle to get the best results. The elements that you should keep in kind when training your Poodle to potty include confinement, training, timing and of course rewards.
The best way to start potty training Poodles is using a crate. There are other methods such as using puppy piddle pads or newspapers but these are short term steps. You should skip the papers and training pads and go straight to teaching your dog to go potty in the yard. This will be quicker and less confusing as you will not have to retrain them to go somewhere else. The purpose of the crate is assist in the potty training. No dog will mess their sleep area and thus they will do their best to eliminate as far away from the crate as possible. This far away place should be a designated spot in the yard.
You will need to pay close attention to your dog when potty training Poodles. When you are closely watching your Poodle, you will be in a better position to prevent them from eliminating in the house. As soon as you notice that they are looking for the potty spot, quickly take them to their toilet area in the yard. With time they will know how to get there by themselves and you will not have to pay attention to what they are doing.
If by any chance you find your dog in the act of eliminating in the house, clap your hands or use other loud noises to distract them. Tell them that they are “bad dogs” and whisk them outside to the chosen toilet spot. Reward them when they eliminate outside. Always remember that you will have to deal with a few messes in the house but refrain from punishing or being harsh to your dog. They will not understand why you are punishing them and this will only slow the process of potty training Poodles and cause some behavior related complications that will destroy the good relationship that exists between a dog and their owner.