We love our furry little friends, but sometimes the work it takes to maintain their little lives and keep our own sane is enough to question our ever so popular moniker, “Man’s Best Friend.” It can be a challenge to encourage your puppy to behave in a way that your best friend should! House training is one aspect of behavior training that has it’s challenges, both for your pet, and for you! The following are some tips to help both you and your dog navigate the potty training process…

Crate Training

Dogs are naturally clean animals. They don’t like to live on or among messes. Some may cringe at the thought of putting your precious little fluff into a metal cage, but it is a tried and true method to help your dog understand the proper place to eliminate. The crate should be just large enough for the dog to sit, stand, and turn-around. If their space is too big, your pup will likely mess in one corner and sleep in another. Most crates come with a divider that can be re-positioned as the dog grows in size.

Keep a Schedule

Both solids and liquids move quickly through canine’s digestive system. If your pet has constant access to food and water, it will be more difficult for them to control their systems. Sticking to 3 meal times a day, with 3 corresponding opportunities to go outside, helps the dog (and owner!) develop restraint. Frequent trips outside are key; after playtime, after waking up from a nap, after chewing a bone, after being in their crate, etc.

Correct Effectively

Even the best laid plans can not prevent all mistakes, and, crying over spilled milk is useless. Punishing your dog for making a mess in the house is usually a worthless act that results in nothing more than your dog being confused. Never physically punish an animal for voiding in the house, especially if the act has already passed. If you happen to get ‘lucky’ and catch your dog in the act of squatting or beginning to make a mess, pick your dog up and take them outside immediately. Focus your energy on positive praise when your animal behaves in the way you expect.

Clean Up Messes Properly

If residue is left from a mess, a dog will likely use the same spot in the future because it’s attracted to its previous scent. It is important to soak up any urine before treating the area with a professional cleaner. After the excess moisture is removed, spray carpet with a carpet cleaning solution and follow the manufacturer’s directions. Proper vacuuming and treatment of the spot is important.

The Ricaar – R25 P (Premium/Pet) Is A Great Choice For Homes With Pets

The R25 Pet vacuum provides a world-class cleaning experience on bare floors to plush carpets and everything in between. Using Clean Air technology, it’s also built to provide powerful suction using tools. The

R25P features include…

  • Dirt sensor lights turn off when its okay to move on.
  • LIfetime belt protection stops the brushroll from turning until the jam is cleared, saving you from unexpected belt changes.
  • Full bag sensor lights up to indicate that it’s time to change the bag, which eliminates guesswork.
  • 360 turning turns on a dime, every time, allowing ultimate maneuverability through your home.
  • HEPA media filtration and granulated charcoal filters for our highest level of particle and odor filtration.
  • Top-loading HEPA media bag captures more dust and locks in particles like dust, dander and pet hair.
  • Self-cleaning Fur Get It pet tool cleans pet hair from upholstery and stairs.

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The professionals at All Vacuum & Appliances are ready to help you weigh these important decisions. Our staff are not just salespeople; we truly know the ins-and-outs of vacuums and appliances. We can evaluate your current vacuum or appliance and help you to decide whether it is cost effective to repair, and if not, help you select a new vacuum or appliance that meets your everyday needs.

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