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DoggyDan Podcast 02: Toilet training puppies and dogs

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My free Doggy Dan Podcast Show No.2 is available now. This blog will give you an overview of what is included in the podcast: Toilet Training Puppies and Dogs. If you are not needing help with toilet training then don’t worry… the podcast that you are waiting for is coming along very soon (although I’m sure you will find this one very, very interesting…).

Toilet potty training for puppies and dogs

Traditional toilet training

Toilet training is a funny thing in that there are two completely different issues to understand. Firstly there are those puppies (and sometimes dogs) who simply need some help in the area of being reminded where we would like them to go pee pee and poo poo, (this is what we commonly know as toilet training). Read more about it and watch the videos on this free Video Course here: Puppy Potty Training. This issue is usually quite straightforward to solve, however there is often a lot of patience involved. But it has very little, if anything, to do with being the pack leader.

Toilet training as a behavioural issue

Dogs are pack animals and when a dog believes that they are the pack leader a whole host of issues can arise surrounding the area of toileting. Often a dog will have been toileting very happily for several years when suddenly you return to a very large poo in the middle of the carpet and it is completely out of character. This is what I would call a behavioural issue surrounding mixed messages about being the pack leader.

Here is a list of just a few of the signs that suggests that your dog is in need of something other than more basic toilet training:

  1. Toileting in the house when you leave (even if it is for a short period)
  2. Marking your possessions such as shoes, bed, the children’s clothes
  3. Urinating outside then coming inside and finishing off
  4. Finding poo or wee right in the middle of the room, almost like your dog is trying to tell you something

When you get these sorts of issues, no amount of training is going to sort things out. Rather you need to understand where your dog is coming from and why they are doing what they are doing. It’s about understanding what your dog is thinking and why. Then the solution will become obvious.

Inside the podcastComment-on-iTunes-Button

I have included lots of tips and help and advice about training puppies. Here are just a few of the topics I have touched on…

  • Crate training
  • Setting your puppy up to succeed
  • Breaking old habits
  • The feeding and watering routine
  • The power of rewarding
  • What to do if your puppy makes a mistake

I think what I have to say will fascinate you even if you don’t have a dog or puppy with these issues. So enjoy the podcast and love your dog.

And remember, for those of you after immediate help with your puppy training, check out my Puppy Coach training program here!

Good luck! Comment below and let me know how you get on.

Cheers,

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Doggy Dan

Doggy Dan is the founder of The Online Dog Trainer, a wildly successful online training program for dog owners. His goal is to continue to share his unique approach to dog training with like-minded people who wish to make a difference in the world of dogs. His training methods focus on creating and building the connection between dogs and dog owners, and are shared and used around the world.

8 Responses

  1. Sir Doggy Dan, Thanks for your training tip to all dog owner, your training tips in toileting dogs are big help to us dog owner, more power sir.
    Hoping for free dog training tips. Thank you very much.

  2. The most important that you need to consider before breeding happy, healthy puppies is your female dog. She need be in heat first before she can breed, which normally happens every six to seven months. However, even though she may go into heat while she’s young or even though she came from big dog breeds, she still may not be physically mature enough to carry, deliver, and take care for her new babies. That is why you should wait until your dog is physically mature enough before you can think of breeding her. For some breeds, this may be two or more years of age. But, for most small dog breeds, they mature a lot faster than middle dog breeds and big dog breeds.

  3. We have 2 wirehair pointing griffons 5yrs old and we cannot keep them from stealing food off the countertop. Any suggestions

    1. Hi,
      I always advocate for dogs in this scenario as they view food very differently to use. Dogs are opportunist scavengers by nature and if they see food left laying around deserted then they may feel completely justified in taking that food….it’s a survival instinct! Not all dogs will steal food from counters or bench tops but for those that do my very simple advice is to make sure you avoid leaving food out and pack it away out of their reach. This also includes rubbish bins as well. Doggy Dan

  4. This podcast was the first of yours I’ve heard. I love the logic based in fact about animal psychology, all in a positive rather than negative environment. Do your recommended training rules ever change? i.e. we just adopted a 7 month old chihuahua/dachshund cross, no history on her. She’s more of a timid personality so far, but sweet.It’s cold outside here in the northeast, and being outside seems nearly cruel to her tiny frame; she shivers uncontrollably. She is not toilet trained yet, to outside or to pads, not sure what’s been going on up to this point. Might this be an instance where toileting to puppy pads indoors initially, then moving outdoors once the warmer weather arrives would be a wise choice? ALso, I’ve read that the breed is “classically difficult to toilet train.” Your thoughts? Many thanks!

    1. Hi Lex,
      Some of the training rules are flexible but the 5 Golden Rules I refer to should be present and unedited as they are the key to overcoming any behavioural issues you may be experiencing with your dog. If toileting your dog outside is an issue due to the weather then you can certainly start off the training indoors, using training pads and a designated toileting area indoors. We have many members who live in apartments and train their dogs/puppies to toilet indoors for convenience. One the weather improves you can then progress to outdoor training. My website TheOnlineDogTrainer.com shows you very clearly how to achieve this…maybe take a quick look…its a $1 trial for 3 days…all the best Doggy Dan

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