Puppy Dog Hygiene and Cleanliness
A puppy's hygiene: From the very first moment our new puppy comes into our home, it is important to limit the place the puppy is allowed to do his needs, so that the puppy in this way becomes trained to automatically doing his physiological needs in the correct place. There are people that do not put time into teaching their puppy to do its needs in the correct place, and then when the puppy poops on their carpet, they freak thinking the puppy is naughty. A lot of times people think that by showing their puppy once or twice the correct spot that the puppy will learn and they then leave him alone all day expecting him to remember. Handling things this way is practically impossible. A new puppy should be looked on as a new baby in the home, because that is in fact what they are, babies and just like babies their needs are more frequent, every two or three hours, after every meal, and after waking from their short naps. It's important to learn to read the signs and the things the puppy does right before it needs to urinate or defecate such as smelling acertain spot consistently, or sometimes twirling around in circle. The best way to help your puppy learn where to do its needs is by first choosing the appropriate place which can be inside your, or in the garden, patio, laundry room, or bathroom, where ever you feel is appropriate. After every meal and as soon as the puppy has awakened from its nap, take him to the place you have picked for him to do his needs. Give the puppy some time and during this time, you can softly repeat, "Go pee" etc. in order to stimulate him. If the puppy does his needs in the correct place, praise him profusely. If you find your little rascal has done his needs in the wrong place, correct him by saying "No" but don't yell at him. This should only be done though, when you catch the puppy in the very act; if you say "No" to the puppy after he has finished, he will not relate the fact that his going pee in the wrong place is what you are correcting him for. Dogs and puppies learn by association, so this is very important.