Align:start if you want to know the most efficient way to house train your new puppy or dog today’s episode is for you house training is a little bit more involved than most people imagine but today I’m going to show you the steps you need to take in order to make the process as smooth as possible click thumbs up if you love puppy training videos and if you’re new to my channel click Subscribe right now it’s always free now one of the easiest things you can do to set up your new pup for house training success is to feed them on a consistent schedule you should also be feeding your puppy a high quality food as well I recommend that you get your food from pet flow comm slash Zac George why because you never need to leave the house to get your puppy’s food and it arrives at any time interval you’d like just pick your puppy’s food and how often you want it delivered to your house we want to revolutionize the way people teach dogs help us do that by changing the way you buy dog food look you’re going to get your puppy’s food anyway get it this way and make your life a lot easier I’ll have a special link and a coupon code in the description that will give you a fantastic discount on your first order now what do you say we go do some house training with bb-8 the Alaskan Klee Kai it’s our responsibility as people to show our dogs where they can and can’t go and house training is a months-long process but it’s a good opportunity for you to become consistent and that is a telltale sign of a good teacher see dogs aren’t born knowing where they should and shouldn’t relieve themselves house training success is fastest achieved when you get really good at controlling your dog’s environment and supervising them really well our overall goal is to teach our dogs that our house is their house see instinctively dogs don’t like to do their business where they live and sleep but it can take a while for them to generalize an entire house as their primary residence let me show you what I mean if this is your house you first want your dog to understand that this area is their living space before expecting them to generalize the whole living room the kitchen bathroom and so on until they’ve learned that the whole house is their house you do this by slowly giving your dog access to the rest of the house under heavy supervision over time along with taking them outside very often so what are the best ways to control your dog’s environment I’ve found that the best way is by actual attaching a leash to you this way your dog can’t wander off into another room and you’re in a better position to kind of take cues from your dog that they might want to go outside now if you need help introducing a leash and a harness to your dog I’ll have a link in the description baby gates are a great way to control where your dog can and can’t go you could also get a puppy playpen like this one and this will give your dog a fair amount of room when you want to break from heavy supervision from time to time no matter how you decide to control your dog’s environment make sure you go out of your way to ensure that they’re having a great time in whatever environment you choose a crate is a nice way to give your dog a cozy place to hang out when you can’t really supervise them now since a crate is pretty small relative to a big room your dog is less likely to do their business inside of the crate and they’ll be more likely to accept it as their primary living space remember dogs don’t like to do their business where they live and sleep understand though the crate is not a dog sitter it’s just a way to keep your dog safe and out of trouble for short periods of time when you absolutely can’t supervise them but you want to introduce the crate delicately in order to make sure that your dog enjoys being inside first we’re gonna let bb8 just kind of explore the crate I’m gonna open it up let him smell it let him check it out not forcing him in the crate at all that’s really good I liked how he reacted there I’m just gonna give him a treat again just to create a positive association while being in the presence of this crane and I’m gonna try and get him to go inside of the crate voluntarily because I don’t want to force him in the crate I want him to want to go in the crate good now you’re learning I’m gonna set one right there awesome he that I mean that is terrific that’s really good I’m gonna try and put the Treat in a little bit farther now go ahead okay oh look at that did you see that he went in all by himself again keeping the store open letting him know he can come and go at least at this point in his training he can even treat him from outside of the crate right here and really I’m just trying to achieve giving him comfortable with being in here for a little bit longer I’m using tiny pieces of real chicken now I’m gonna close the door like this and I’m gonna lock it but I’m not going to just walk away and leave them alone give them another treat it’s good idea to just kind of hang out with your dog like this for a little while especially those first few training sessions you might notice that I have a divider panel in this particular crate that’s because I don’t want it to be too big for him right off the bat the crate should be big enough for your dog to very comfortably move around in but not necessarily take several steps in a row in this is a very temporary step after your dog is starting to make the connection that this is where they hang out a lot you can then begin to enlarge the crate to be clear an oversized crate is absolutely fine after your dog has gone several days without having an accident in the crate in the beginning place to create near your bed so that your dog is less likely to have anxiety when you go to bed at night it’s normal that your puppy might keep you awake sometimes in the middle of the night and yeah you’ll have to get in the habit of getting up and taking them outside hey that’s just part of having a puppy it’ll get better though and later you can move the crate into another room if you want to now a good rule of thumb for how long your dog should be in the crate is roughly one hour per month of age however you really want to avoid having any dog stay in a crate for more than four or five hours at a time at any age with the exception of overnight see this is why it’s important to have additional puppy proofed areas available like a puppy proof laundry room or bathroom where you can tolerate potty accidents if they do occur in case you do need to leave your dog alone for a little while before leaving your dog alone for many hours at a time do your best to give them age-appropriate exercise now since many of us have jobs that require us to be away from the house for more than eight hours at a time make arrangements to come home at lunch and let them out and play for about thirty or forty-five minutes if possible if this isn’t practical for you though you might need to enlist the help of a friend family member dog walker or doggie daycare oh you’re good so how often should you let your dog outside to go on a potty break well in general I recommend about once an hour make sure you take them outside immediately upon arriving home or waking up be prepared to stay outside for five to ten minutes it’s ok if they don’t go each time but it’s important that you continually give them the opportunity to go now in cases where they’ve been left alone for two or more hours make sure you take them outside immediately upon arriving home or waking up why are you waiting for your dog to relieve himself be boring just let him check out the environment cuz you don’t want to distract him now when he finishes going that’s when you reward him big yes good boy good boy you did terrific wow you went poop outside it’s as though going potty outside unlocks the most fun version of you to your dog now you can reward them with a great treat or even a short play session creating positive associations in this way will make your dog actually want to go outside to do their business now if your dog does have an accident inside don’t punish him this is about as effective as punishing an infant for going in their diaper your dog isn’t to blame for this accident either you weren’t consistent enough or you didn’t control the environment well enough just do a better job next time so what do you do if you actually catch your dog in the act of going inside well if possible pick them up and rush them outside otherwise clean up the mess doing your best to eliminate any odors and do a better job of following the steps I’ve outlined in this video so far now some of you might be wondering about submissive or excitement urination that’s where your dog pees when they get a little nervous or extra excited now typically most dogs will outgrow this by the time they’re 12 to 18 months of age but if you prioritize socializing your dog they’ll probably get there sooner rather than later in general I’d recommend against using puppy pads unless you have a unique situation like maybe you live in a high-rise apartment where it’s impractical to get your dog outside very often that’s because dogs generally develop a preference to whatever texture they experience most often while relieving themselves so if you want your dog to go on grass full-time well just introduce them to lots of grass and give lots of praise when they do their business in the right place most people celebrate house-training success a little bit too prematurely so how will you know when your dog is completely house trained well I’d say that once they go one to two months with absolutely no accidents and can go several hours between potty breaks you’re probably out of the woods regression is likely especially in the first year or if you move or your dog experiences another major change to their environment if this happens just take a step back and go back to basics whether you have a puppy or an adult dog 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