Whether you have a puppy, an adult dog or a dog in its old age, of the many positive aspects that a dog as a pet can bring you, there are also some situations that you will have to deal with. One of them, one of the most recurrent, is when your dog relieves himself inside the home. This may be due to different reasons, such as not receiving adequate training, suffering from an illness, being territorial, among others.
If you are actually going through this situation and you don't know how to deal with it properly, in this article we will give three guidelines that, depending on the cause of the problem, will be very useful to prevent your pet from urinating and defecating in your home. Next, we will explain them one by one.
train your pet
Habits are built from constant practice. If at the moment your dog is just a puppy with a few weeks of life, it is normal for him to urinate and defecate anywhere in the house because he is just developing and has not received proper training.
To solve this not now, but in the future and for the rest of the canine's life, it is necessary that little by little you teach your pet to relieve himself on the street or in a specific area of the home. Keep in mind that this is not a quick process and it takes time for the animal to get used to it.
The right time to start training your puppy is when he is already 10 weeks old. During the process, be very patient and keep in mind that he is still very small (you are practically dealing with a newborn), so do not get upset if your dog continues to relieve himself at home even in the learning stage. It's also much better to reward him and let him know that he's doing things right rather than beating him up when he does it wrong.
Now, if you adopted your adult dog and it seems there are signs that he is urinating at home due to lack of training, don't be afraid, train him as if he were a puppy and you will see how progressively he will relieve himself in the street.
Take him out for a walk more often
Another reason why your dog is doing his business in the house may be because you are not taking him outside enough. If you work all day and only take your dog for a walk in the afternoon, it is normal that in the morning, after his breakfast, the dog has no choice but to urinate or defecate in the house.
To solve this, to the extent of your possibilities, take him out for a walk more often and establish a schedule for him, to the point of getting him used to going out at certain times so that he knows when he can relieve himself.
visit a vet
Finally, if you notice that even after training it and taking it for a walk often, it continues to do the same thing, the cause may be due to medical factors. To clear up doubts, visit your trusted veterinarian to make a diagnosis of the situation and find the best solution.
Take into account that there are several reasons why your dog has this behavior, so the important thing is to recognize them and attack the root problem. Although brief, I hope that these three guidelines will help you as much as possible.
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