Training in the Home
One of the most common issues that people have with their puppies is that they decide to go potty inside the home. This is a significant concern in my case. Indeed, this issue may affect any dog, from a small puppy to an adult. We are all aware of the nightmare that this can be!
Now, accidents do occur, and no one has any influence over them. If your dog has been potty trained for some time and has one accident, it's not a big deal because accidents do happen sometimes. They have no means of communicating with us when they feel the need to go outside. If your dog has been potty trained for an extended period of time and is still having frequent incidents, you can consult your veterinarian. I recommend consulting your veterinarian to rule out any underlying issues.
There are many ways that you can assist in resolving this problem.
My preferred method of resolving this issue is through appreciation and treats. If you have a dog that frequently goes potty in the home, if they go potty outside, praise them. Positive reinforcement is critical in teaching the dog to avoid going indoors. Indeed, positive reinforcement is critical when teaching your dog to perform almost any task.
Another way to resolve this issue is by rejection. There is now a proper way to do this. Your dog can now understand what "poor dog" means. If they do not, whenever they do anything wrong, such as pottying inside the house, tell them "poor dog" and then take them outside to complete their pottying. Leave the mess in its current location or make someone else clean it up while you let the dog out. When you take the dog outside, ensure they go potty and then reward them with positive reinforcement and encouragement, not treats. This will help them understand that while going potty inside is undesirable, going potty outside is the proper course of action.
I was taught another method of resolving this problem. My father (a country boy) instructed me to gently slap their nose above the area where the mess is located within the building. You then immediately take the dog outside and force them to finish pottying. This reinforces the dog's understanding of what is and is not acceptable conduct.
It is not cute when a dog leaps on you, far less one that weighs more than 30 pounds, a small child, or an elderly person. Numerous risks arise as a result of a dog jumping on people. A dog can bite, knock down, or injure another person. When dogs want to greet someone, it is common for them to leap. It's normal for them to want to be on our stage. The difficult part is resolving the jumping issue.
There are a few different ways to resolve this problem. Corrector spray can be used. Corrector spray has the appearance of an air horn. It is devoid of tone. It is simply air emerging from a vent. The most critical aspect of this is to avoid spraying it directly at your dog, but rather above or away from them. As long as they can see the corrector spray bottle, they can understand that it is a tool, not a toy.
The trick here is to have the corrector spray in your hand prior to your dog jumping. You want to be able to spray the corrector spray while the dog is still in mid-jump. After spraying the corrector spray, it is critical to tell the dog "No Jump" to communicate that this is not a desired action. Maintaining consistency with this correction is critical to ensuring that the dog understands the procedure.
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