Paper Train a Puppy the Easy Way
Learning how to paper train a puppy can be challenging. For this reason, it can tax your patience and place a lot of stress on you and your puppy. Finding out the easiest and fastest way to do this will take research and experimentation, but it will be well worth the effort.
Crate training and paper training are two ways to house train your puppy. The most suitable one for you depends on your lifestyle and what outcome you are expecting. You need to determine which method will work best. Do not use both methods because it will confuse your pet and the training process will take longer. So, we will give pros and cons on how to crate and paper train your puppy.
Most dogs do not like to go to the bathroom close to where they sleep. Therefore, crate training your puppy involves his movements being restricted in a crate or small kennel. Your pet will soon learn to wait and go outside when she needs to.
Pros to crate training:
- Fastest method
Cons to crate training:
- Considerable effort is needed
- Must be able to go out every 2-3 hours
You can use the paper training method to encourage your puppy to go on newspaper. It is mainly for those pet owners who don’t have a yard, can’t take their dog outside easily, work full time, or those who eventually want their dog to go outside.
Pros to paper train a puppy:
- Highly absorbent
- Low cost
Cons to paper train a puppy:
- Not suitable for all dogs
- Only works on small males and small-medium females
Tips on how to paper train a puppy
You first need to choose a convenient location for paper training a puppy. For instance, pick an area with no carpet, probably a corner in the kitchen or laundry room. In addition, spread the newspaper thickly in a large area in the beginning.
To make sure she only uses the paper, you need to restrict her movements with barriers of some kind so she remains on the paper. This will cause her to associate relieving herself with the feeling of the paper on her paws.
So that she has access to areas that don’t have paper on them, remove some of the paper after a couple of weeks. Do this slowly so she can get used to it. If, at any time, she starts to go outside of the papered area, you’ll need to increase that area again. It will give her more time to get used to it. This does not mean the training is not working, because some puppies take up to 12 weeks to train. Only let your puppy off the papered area if she is eating, sleeping, or been supervised.
More info on how to train a puppy
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