Potty Training

All UGODOG Dog Potties come with helpful UGODOG training tips developed by Susan McCullough, the bestselling author of Housetraining for Dummies. Whether you are looking to potty train your dog, housebreak your puppy, or retrain your pet not to use pee pads – we are happy to share proven techniques!

Housebreaking an Adult Dog

When you first bring your dog home from the local animal shelter or responsible breeder, you're overwhelmed with how much fun it is to have a dog in your home and with all of the accessories needed to keep your dog comfortable and happy. Having a dog in your family is a very fulfilling experience, particularly if you have rescued an abandoned dog from an animal shelter. Other than food, water and taking your dog out for walks, one of the most important things about having a dog is incorporating a housebreaking program so that your dog can live comfortably in your home with your family.

Most pet owners do not know how to housetrain a dog, but the process can be very simple with the right resources and patience. Some dog owners think that their pet is acting sneaky when they pee in the house, but actually, dogs, like people, cannot understand what they did wrong unless they are taught. In the beginning, your dog knows that the mess makes you upset but does not know that it should stop making the mess.  The trick is to catch your dog in the act and make him or her understand that it is a bad act. Use a firm 'No' and the tone of your voice will be enough for your dog to see that what he or she did was wrong. Another important housebreaking tip to remember is to always praise your dog when he does relieve himself outside, on the UGODOG indoor dog potty, or a pee pee pad. You will never want to punish your dog if he had an accident, as this is cruel and unecessary.

Housebreaking a Puppy to go Outside

A puppy should be taken out after every meal and up to six times a day. It is important to know that a puppy cannot control his muscles until about 12 weeks of age, so good housebreaking routines should be practiced during this period of her life. A sign that your puppy needs to relieve himself is turning around in circles. It is very difficult to practice housebreaking a puppy if he smells urine in places where he is not allowed to pee.  Thus, cleaning up after your puppy's accidents is important.

Take him out after every meal and have a play session followed by a pee session before bringing him back inside, and be consistent with your dog potty training. You might want to keep track of every time he needs to go outside to make a set schedule. Once you start potty training, use a consistent word or words to build your communication with your dog. Words like 'outside' or 'potty' are easy. Or, if you have trouble keeping track of time from the last potty session, set a time for every 30 minutes to take your puppy out and gradually increase the time as he grows.

Housebreaking Your Puppy With UGODOG Indoor Dog Potty

Using the UGODOG dog potty is one easy method for quickly housetraining your puppy to go inside without making a mess inside and stinking up your home.  The UGODOG dog toilet should be placed far away from her bed. The last place your puppy will want to relieve herself is in her bed, so once she starts pacing or sniffing around, take her to the UGODOG dog litter box. Don't rush her while she's on it and don't play with her during the process.

Pet owners who already use dog pee pads find the transition to the UGODOG very simple. Place the UGODOG in the same place as the dog pee pad and reward your pet when he pees there. You can start by placing pee pads on top of the UGODOG and reducing the size of the pee pads by cutting them or folding them until eventually you don't use a pee pad at all.

The housebreaking process does not have to be difficult. Housebreaking a puppy or dog is simple, as long as you are patient, know the rules and praise your dog afterward.

And remember, every UGODOG comes with a training manual written by Susan McCullough, the bestselling author Housetraining for Dummies, that will teach you how to potty train your dog on the UGODOG in 5 EASY STEPS!

Order UGODOG today for a happy dog and a clean home!