Matt here again. I’ve learned a lot of patience with my rescue dogs. In this article I wanted to give you a little insight to patience in training older dogs. Rescue dogs can be your best friend ever. These mutts are worth the time and effort to train them to be a member of your home. Potty training rescue dogs can be a challenge. Most of us have specific places in our yard where we want the dog to do its “business”. That’s what I’m addressing here:
Potty training an old dog is possible, despite what majority of humans imagine. A canine is never too old to learn where you desire him or her to go relieve them. When you first begin house disciplining for an senior dog you are supposed to check for any health problems that may constitute for more difficult potty training. When you have cleared any suspicion of medical troubles it’s time to begin home training for your elder canine! With passage of time and support you will see that your senior mutt will contentedly go potty within their selected area.
Have Fun Potty Training an Elder Dog (click here to see the book that helped me)
Your dog needs to think you enjoy this training – even though you might prefer watching a game on TV. If you look at the process as a duty your mutt will pick up on your attitude. If you take on the potty training with a positive view, things will go much more smoothly for both of you. Potty training an older dog will take a bit of time and patience, but usually a excellent attitude will get you both all the way through.
Remember patience throughout this crucial phase, remember, your dog did not have the benefit of learning early. You may not even know the dog’s background. Dogs are just like humans; they get set in their ways and build up walls to new ideas. They may have never even thought of moving to the toilet anywhere else but where they usually go, so it might take you some time to force them to break their acts. Have confidence; home teaching an senior canine is achievable!
Various challenges you might find while home breaking an senior canine is its boredom with his motivation to learn. An inability to split old routine can be difficult at times for various mutts that are set in their ways. We all know a human or two like this, Don’t we?! Don’t loose hope! Endurance is the key here.
You may find it very helpful to make use of potty disciplining aids while potty training older dogs. Some types of the products you may want to look at are listed below:
·Fragranced puppy pads which smell similar to urine & magnetize the dog to a particular area!
·Newspaper can be useful especially when combined with urine perfumed spray or drops.
·Crate educating will support your mutt to maintain her private area spotless until you can escort him or her to the proper place to potty. As soon as you see them begin to pee, give them a command. Be consistent and they will connect the command with peeing.
·Take the dog out every two – three hours to the “designated potty place” and command him or her when they go to the good place.
You may find it beneficial to use several of these techniques when potty training older dogs. For instance, you might want to place your elder dog in a crate while you are at work or away from home, but when you come home you should immediately take him to the designated pee spot and command him to go. The key is to be consistent, to do the similar things every day so that your dog picks up on the attitude & in due course does it on his or her own.
Constructive Reinforcement Takes Devotion & Time
If your mutt goes to the restroom in the wrong place, scold them if you catch them in the act. If you don’t find them in the act, scolding them would not help the situation. When you see your canine go potty in the correct spot, praise them with words and affection. Make Consistent application of this and your older mutt will be home trained and living contentedly within the restrictions of your house.