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Some people cast shadows of doubt when the thought of training dogs with a litter box comes into play. They say that if dog training, per se, can be difficult, then its extent of difficulty would be doubled if a litter box would be used. A dog’s instinctive behavior of just peeing and pooping at the wrong places can be downright annoying. You can train them to do their thing right with litter box training.
It would be best if you start your litter box training while it is still a puppy. Puppies, compared to old, grown up dogs tend to learn more quickly. Puppies have small bladders, which make it a lot easier to train them with a litter box. Plus, taking them anywhere is not much of a problem as well.
If you are still starting out with your dog training, it is highly recommended that you closely observe your puppy first. Note the usual time that your puppy shows signs that it is going to poop and pee. Dogs usually give warning signs when they are about to do their thing. Make sure that your puppy should always be within your sight or put him in an area where the litter box is also placed. You can instruct, or demonstrate to your puppy to go directly to the litter box when nature is already calling. This is the point where you have to be more patient and pay more attention to your dog.
Here is how you can start with your litter box training. First, you will need a litter box, a dog or cat litter box will do. As much as possible, get a litter box that is available in the largest size. Smoothen its edges with sandpaper. You will need cleaning supplies such as paper towels, brooms, wipes, and mops. These are important in order to keep the litter box dirt and odor free. You can also get litter pans or fillers if you desire. Or if you like, you can try absorbent pee-pads or used newspapers. Remember that dogs poop and pee differently as do other common pet animals like cats, so choose which you think will suit your dog best. Also, make sure to clean the area regularly and that your dog’s waste can easily be disposed.
Get your dog to be familiar with the litter box by making use of its keen sense of smell. Try soaking a little amount of your puppy’s pee in towel or newspaper and put it in the litter box. The puppy can associate the smell with the litter box, which may condition him to go there whenever he needs to.
It is important that both you and your puppy should be having fun throughout the course of the training. Make your training as sweet, simple and short as possible. Do not force it the puppy is tired, looks lonely or does not pay any attention at all to your commands. You can resume the training the next day.
It may take you a considerable amount of time to see results, so you must learn to be very patient. Encourage your puppy to exert effort instead of punishing him if it doesn’t follow what you want it to do and always reward your pet for every good performance that he makes. After a while, you can be confident about your dogs not pooping or peeing just anywhere they wish.
Simply put, you need to keep your litter box training at a steady pace. Putting in a lot of patience and perseverance can guarantee you lasting benefits for both you and your dog.