When accidents happen

February 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm Leave a comment

puppy going potty 1Did you just catch your puppy in the middle of a housetraining accident?  Here’s what to do:

  • Pick up your puppy and rush her to the correct potty location.  Even if it is too late, it will help her get the idea.
  • If your puppy is older, make a loud noise and then happily hustle her outside.
  • When your puppy finishes her business, praise her and offer a treat.

puppy going potty 3

Just as important, when your puppy goes potty in the right spot, reward her with praise and a treat.  That will reinforce the behavior and get your housetraining efforts to stick over the long run.

giving puppy a treat

DogFancy magazine, February 2013 edition

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