|Let me start by saying that if YOU are not willing
to do YOUR PART to see that your pet gets housebroke
then you wasting your time and putting the intended
puppy through an ordeal that is not of it's making.
Be sure that YOU have the time, desire and will-power to
see the chore of housebreaking through to a successful
Works EVERY time!
1. 5 Sheets of
2. 3 pieces of
tape 6 inches long
4. 1 Dummy
Take the 5 sheets of
newspaper and roll them into a tight ball. Place 1
piece of tape around each end and in the middle.
Place the finished product within easy reach of your
comfortable easy chair. Every time the dog goes to
the bathroom on the floor pick up the newspaper and hit
YOURSELF (*thus the DUMMY) 3 times upon the head with
the newspaper roll and repeat "I should have been
watching my dog", "I should have been watching my dog",
"I should have been watching my dog".
Okay, well NOT EVERY
METHOD works EVERY TIME as some folks are just not
astute enough to understand that when a puppy has to go
it has to go. A puppy is the equivalent of an
infant child and can not control their bladder or bowel
movements for a very long period of time.
Look at it this way
- When you get the urge to call to the bathroom, you get
up and go. Why would you expect your dog to be any
Here is METHOD
I think you'll find
this method works quite well!
- BEFORE your puppies
arrives get a 4 hour kitchen timer.
- Timers can be found at
Wal-Mart or at most local stores.
As soon as your puppy arrives
take it outside to go to the bathroom.
- Upon returning inside set the Kitchen
Timer to 4 hours.
- If the puppy didn't relieve itself
on the initial outing then watch the
puppy and when
- it does need to go, take it outside
and upon returning inside set the timer
to 4 hours.
Every time the timer
goes off Day & NIGHT, it is the
responsibility of the owner to see that
the puppy is taken out and that the
puppy DOES relieve itself during these
outings, no matter how long it takes.
- If the puppy is not able to
control it's functions for the full
4 hours then you need to reduce the
time by 30 minutes until there are
no accidents inside the crate or
PRAISE the puppy
and give it a treat every time it
does it's business outside.
- HOUSEBREAKING, in itself, is
- and that habit must be a
positive one, reinforced by the
responsible owner and never
allowed to become a "BAD HABIT"
such as going to the bathroom in
their crate or in the house.
As the puppy ages
you can increase the amount of time,
in 30 minute increments. If
the puppy does not have an accident
within that increased 30 minute
increment time then you should be
well on your way to housebreaking.
Puppies MUST be taken out to go to
the bathroom as soon as they wake
up, after every meal and before
bedtime in addition to the 4 hour