How to Paper Train Your Puppy

By on March 2, 2011

Of all of the problems that dog owners face with raising a pet, the trouble involved in housebreaking stands out as the most common. Puppy paper training is a way to effectively begin the house training process.

In fact, of the tens of thousands of dogs that get trained by professional dog trainers in schools, 80 per cent of the owners of these dogs complain of housebreaking difficulties upon enrolment.

The majority of these people always, without a doubt, cannot seem to get their new dogs to use the bathroom in the right place. Yet, this problem can be overcome in a very short period of time just by understanding of how a puppy's mind works.

Always The Wrong Approach

Most people seem to feel that all that is required to housebreak a puppy is to simply to rub his nose in his mess, spank his bottom, and then throw him out the door – all the while yelling at the little guy. This antiquated method usually accomplishes just one thing: It teaches the puppy that he must do “his thing” in locations where he can't be seen.

Soon, you'll discover piles of poop and stains of urine in the closet, under the bed, behind the couch, etc. The puppy has learned that if you see him soiling the carpet, he gets his bottom whacked and is banished to the loneliness of the outdoors. So just by using common sense anyone should be able to see that his mind works like this: If he can accomplish his mission out of visual range, nothing adverse will happen, no spanking, no yelling. He has learned that he must “hide” his accidents.

The Importance Of Proper Toilet Training

Many dogs that started out as house dogs have been banished to the backyard due simply to a lack of understanding by their owners. In this modern day of mobile homes, condominiums and apartments, yard space is at a premium, and there is really not much backyard left for a dog to enjoy. Proper toilet training is therefore a must.


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