Puppy House Training Process - Teaching
Your Puppy To "ask" To Go OutsideIf you aren't able to install a doggy door it is handy if you teach your dog the right way to let you know he wants
to go outside. Do this by hanging a bell on a piece of string attached to the door handle or wire to bottom hinge
(at the level of your puppy's nose). 1. Follow the puppy house training schedule as detailed above but now add the following: Each
time you get to the door to go outside give the bell a bit of a shake and say "go potty". Do this
every time you take your puppy outside to the toilet for a week or two. 2. After a week or so when you arrive at the door say "go potty"
but don't touch the bell. You want your puppy to give it a nudge, if he does, give lots of enthusiastic praise
and quickly open the door. If your puppy doesn't nudge the bell after standing at the door for 10 seconds, shake the bell
yourself while saying "go potty". 3. Keep trying this procedure every time you go outside until your dog "gets it". With
most dogs it doesn't take long at all. 4. Eventually your dog will make his way to the door and tap the bell every time he needs to
go outside to the toilet.
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