Answered A 'Puppies For Sale' Ad? – Easy Tips For Housebreaking Your Puppy

Answered a ‘puppies for sale’ ad? – Easy tips for housebreaking your puppy

If you answered a ‘puppies for sale’ ad, and you’re lucky enough to get a seven-week-old puppy, there is no excuse for any bad habits to develop over the puppies lifetime. Puppies learn instantly when they’re that young, and if you use the proper puppy training methods and be gentle but consistent, he will behave like an angel all his life.

The most important training, of course, is housebreaking. Boy puppies are easier than girls because exploring outside is their favourite thing. They just cannot get enough of all the new smells out there!

The main key to housebreaking is watching. Watch your puppy as well as the clock. Once every hour is not too often on a day your puppy is active and the weather is good. The younger the pup, the more often he needs to go out, mostly because he is growing so fast. He must drink more water to fuel his metabolism than he does as an adult. Also, since puppies eat three or four times a day, you know what that means.

Watch your puppy for subtle changes. If he is happily chewing his toy, and gets up suddenly with his nose to the floor, move quickly, he is ready to squat. If he’s had a nice nap, get him out of his crate and outside right away. If your puppy has just had a good grooming, it stimulates his circulation so guess what? Time to go out again. And of course after a meal, watch him closely.

Things to remember after you’ve answered that ‘puppies for sale’ ad:

– Do not punish him for mistakes. They are your fault. Every time you take him out he will go, so praise, praise, praise! Have a happy face, and use lots of laughter and happy noises! He loves your happy face. When he makes a mistake, your frown and your face turned away from him is all the punishment he needs. He will get the point.

– He is learning English, so you must use the same phrases over and over. He can learn in one afternoon that “walkies” means a jaunt outside and your happy face. Whatever phrase you choose, stick with it.

– I cannot recommend strongly enough getting a crate. They truly help with all phases of his training. They make him feel more secure, and provide him with his own private space and a place for him to hide his favourite toys and chews. This is even more important if you have other dogs in the house.

Remember that answering a ‘puppies for sale‘ ad is the precursor to a long-term relationship. Always be consistent, kind and gentle, and be patient as he learns your language. That way, your puppy will always look forward to his training sessions – dogs love to work.