On the street
The next task is to train the dog to do his business on the street. At first, this is not so easy, the puppy can take a walk and go to the toilet at home. If you saw the process of emptying in the apartment after a walk, you should not yell at the beagle and interrupt his actions, so you will only provoke the pet to look for a more secluded place for this.
Walk with your puppy more often, preferably in places where there are dogs. when your pet sees other dogs doing it and smells the dog’s litter, he will try to empty himself on the street. After that, you can praise the puppy and give him a favorite treat. After that, let them frolic and play with the children or with you. Then it will be fixed in his head that first he goes to the toilet, and then there will be entertainment.
Teaching your puppy to toilet on the street
Once on the street, the puppy does not understand the reason why he was taken out. Therefore, after he goes to the toilet, it is necessary to take some action, for example, whistle or say certain words of praise.
At the same time, pet the animal and treat him with a treat. Subsequently, this action will become a command to empty the animal. Do not train your dog to go to the toilet on the street in the same place, then he will not be able to do his business in other places.
At first, you will have to take the puppy outside after each feeding. Then, as the beagle grows, this time is reduced, based on the prevailing situations. Do not scold the beagle if he habitually went to the toilet at home, just encourage him more and more after emptying on the street.
How to toilet train a beagle?
If you want your dog to go to the toilet on the street, then two walks are not enough here. Beagle must understand that the street is a toilet.
After waking up, you immediately need to take the dog and go into the yard, wait until it does its business, and you can return home, then you need to do the same at lunchtime. and again you will have to walk until the pet goes to the toilet. If you do this regularly and at the same time, then everything should work out.
This breed initially got a portion of quick wits, and your task is to make the pet an obedient animal with decent behavior, both on the street and at home.
How to teach to stay alone at home and not howl?
Gradually, the puppy needs to start accustoming to a short loneliness, at this time the beagle should have enough toys so that he does not get bored. You should not give your old slippers as toys for the dog. smelling your scent, he can do the same with your shoes.
Increase your time away from home over time. This is how the dog will get used to being alone.
When to start raising a beagle puppy?
It is necessary to start training and raising a puppy from the first days of its appearance in your home. The new owner may mistakenly believe that the training of the dog must be carried out at a strictly allotted time for this.
But the beagle breed is very smart and trainable, so every minute should be devoted to raising a puppy. Although it is not so difficult to instill special skills in a dog, if you pay attention to it every minute, many owners, without realizing, spoil the character of the pet.
The main thing is to be consistent in your actions, this applies not only to the owner of the dog, but also to all family members living in the house and communicating with the animal.
In the apartment
If you keep the dog in the apartment, then you should lay the puppy more diapers and gradually pull them to the door, and when he gets older, start taking him outside. So the baby will understand that the toilet is outside the apartment. But some small puppies that do not go out yet need to be taught to go to the toilet in one place.
First, you will need to spread newspapers and diapers all over the room and restrict the puppy’s movement. As soon as he does his job for the newspaper, praise and encourage him. Gradually reduce the areas covered with newspapers and diapers. The dog will already know where to go to the toilet. Most often, the beagle quickly understands this, and there is no need to run around the corners and collect its waste.
Why a beagle puppy bites and how to wean it?
Often, beagle puppies, playing with the owner, bite him, they love to cling to their legs with their teeth, sometimes this is done in jest, and sometimes in earnest. It is better to eradicate this habit in childhood, as with age, the dog’s grip will no longer be childish. The best option is to bite the puppy back, but human teeth and disgust are unlikely to allow you to do this. In this case, pat the puppy by the withers. How his mother would have done it. For some pets, another method works. you need to scream loudly and make it clear that the puppy has hurt you. When playing with biting, immediately stop practicing with the beagle. this way he will understand that this is not interesting to you, and you will not continue the game while he bites.
Raising a beagle correctly
It takes some effort to raise a beagle dog. But if you don’t take the time to do it, then it will pay off in half. The Beagle is a gregarious breed, he should already from childhood know who is the “leader” in the house, if this is not done right away, he will appoint himself as the main one.
Initially, the breed was bred for hunting fast animals. hares, rabbits, etc. Greatley is home to Great Britain. There is no reliable information about when and where the breed appeared, since its appearance goes back to the late 18th. early 19th centuries.
How to accustom to a diaper?
An important point for dog breeders is the process of getting to know the toilet. Miniature pets can relieve themselves not only on the street, but also at home. For this purpose, the owner will need time and patience. With the right approach, the puppy will quickly get used to the diaper and will not leave “surprises” in the wrong places, and the owner will have more time for personal affairs. In addition, Pomeranians are quite sensitive to various ailments, so it is highly undesirable to go out with them before receiving the entire list of vaccinations.
First of all, the breeder should choose a convenient place where the dog will feel comfortable and safe. In order for your pet to get used to it faster, pay attention to the following recommendations.
- Remove all carpets in the apartment. If the pet has gone to the toilet in the wrong place at least once, he will return there “by smell”.
- Treat the room, except for the allotted place, with an antigadin. The animal will not relieve itself in a place where there is an unpleasant odor.
- For adult Spitz boys, put a special design on the diaper that resembles a tree trunk.
- Equip an aviary. Place the diaper in the tray with your pet’s favorite toy next to it. In a small space, a spitz will quickly get used to the toilet.
- Spread out diapers or absorbent wipes in your pet’s favorite areas, securing them with tape. Next, take the used product to the tray. Thus, make it clear to the puppy exactly where he should relieve himself.
- Enter the command “toilet” and say it when the pet is “in the process”.
The most important thing is not to scold the dog if it misses. Otherwise, the animal will be frightened and will hide from the owner in a secluded place, performing its natural processes there.
The best thing to do is to praise a furry friend who needs a diaper as often as possible.
How to accustom a spitz to a diaper?
Miniature fluffy Spitz have long won the respect and love of breeders. They are chosen by people who cannot devote most of their time to walks. This breed is easy to accustom to a home toilet (diaper). The main thing is to be patient and follow the recommendations presented.
Features of the breed
Spitz looks like a stuffed toy and has a playful character. This breed was discovered by humans several hundred years ago. A miniature fluffy four-legged pet acted as a brave watchman and loyal friend. Modern dog lovers are happy to have cute Spitz puppies and do not regret it. Dogs love to play with young children for hours, and they also respond well to commands. In addition, Spitz act as excellent guide dogs.
A charming doggie attracts attention with its appearance. a neat muzzle, protruding ears, rich fur and a tail with a ringlet. Spitz belong to the group of medium and small dogs. There are several varieties of this breed: Pomeranian, Large, Dwarf, German Spitz and others.
Of course, a playful pet requires careful grooming.
Before getting a Spitz puppy, the breeder must prepare in advance and purchase all the necessary supplies.
Step by step training
The upbringing of the dog is consistent and methodical. So, the breeder needs:
- when the puppy appears in the house, equip a separate place where to put a diaper or put a tray;
- after one to two weeks, reduce the number of diapers or napkins laid out around the apartment;
- plant a spitz in the tray immediately after feeding, sleeping or playing active games.
By the beginning of the second month of living in the house of a fluffy pet, only one diaper should remain. With the right approach, the puppy will perceive this product as the only place to go to the toilet. In addition, it is best to wash the floor in an apartment with the addition of ammonia. Thus, the puppy will not feel where he left the puddle and will go to a special place.
Note that training a dog to a home toilet is a rather delicate and lengthy process.
It is important to restrain your own negative emotions and be more tolerant of the animal.
It is forbidden to do the following:
- constantly change the place where the diaper or tray is;
- allow you to play with toilet filler. the spitz will perceive the diaper as a toy;
- do not pay attention to the success of the pet, because any praise is an important part of the learning process;
- emotionally react to a pet who has relieved himself in the wrong place;
- use physical force against a dog.
Note that if a Spitz puppy came to the breeder from the kennel, then he is most likely already accustomed to the house toilet. The kid was just a little confused. In this case, the owner should help the four-legged friend remember the skills.
How to diaper your beagle puppy
Puppies are like babies. They sleep a lot, eat a lot, cry a lot, require a lot of attention, and still pee and poop a lot. Who would have thought that such a small puppy could leave such water areas??
Yes, get ready: in the next few months, the lion’s share of your time will be taken up by the destruction of traces of the vital activity of your biglen and teaching him how to be clean in the house. Have patience: the average puppy will be able to control his natural excretions no earlier than 4-6 months, although there are exceptions. some get used to endure already from 3 months, others continue to do their business at home and after a year.
You may have already heard scary stories about how difficult it is to teach a beagle to endure at home. Do not believe, these are just myths invented by careless owners. Perhaps this is true of the working beagles who were kept in packs in the kennel, so there was no point in training them to cleanliness. But all this has nothing to do with our home beagles.
The main thing that a beagle owner should know: a small puppy is not able to endure for a long time (up to 6 months it is considered as follows: age in months is 1 hour, that is, a three-month-old puppy will withstand no more than 4 hours). Don’t expect miracles until your puppy is 5-7 months old, but a few simple tips will help you speed up the process. Everything that is required of you. patience, perseverance and consistency.
Feed your puppy strictly by the hour. Anyone who eats by the hour quickly gets used to doing his business by the hour too. Usually the puppy leaves puddles and heaps after eating, drinking, sleeping and playing when he is excited or scared (and also 50 more “just like that” in between!). At these moments you should be close to be able to take the puppy out on the street or “to the newspaper” in time.
Watch your puppy. Learn to understand his behavior, “read” the signals that he gives you. The more often you can catch him in preparation for the toilet, the faster he will learn to do his thing in the right place. Signals of the imminent appearance of a puddle or heap: sitting down, sniffing and scratching the floor, freezing or whirling in place, changing gait. As soon as you notice this behavior, grab the puppy and immediately take him outside. even if “the process has already begun.” Precisely immediately, and not after 2 minutes! You need to act very quickly because the puppy is able to pick a spot and pour a puddle in a matter of seconds! Accompany the removal to the street with the words: “Let’s go for a walk!”, And on the street say “Do the little things!” or any other phrase until the puppy finishes.
If you are not able to control the puppy constantly, that is, watching every minute of his every movement, limit his living space. For starters, let it be a kitchen, one room, or a fenced-off part of a room. Freedom is a privilege and must first be earned. If you are at work all day, you will either have to find someone to come and take the puppy outside while you are away, or set up a “home toilet”. for this purpose, newspapers, diapers, a special tray are used. The puppy usually chooses a certain place for his affairs (as a rule, the places where he made puddles in the first days in your house, will remain his favorite for toilet needs). Try the old-fashioned way: cover the entire space allotted to your puppy with newspapers and gradually reduce the number of newspapers around the restroom of his choice. Then the rest of the newspaper can again gradually (several centimeters!) Begin to move to where it is more convenient for you to have a dog’s toilet. However, do not be surprised if, in this situation, the process of accustoming to cleanliness will drag on for months.!
If you don’t want to give your puppy a whole room, keep him in a crate when unattended. (Of course, the puppy should be accustomed to the crate and feel comfortable in it.) The cage should be of such a size that the puppy cannot do business in one corner and then lie quietly in another. The vast majority of dogs will not get their nest dirty, but unfortunately there are exceptions. You cannot leave a puppy in a cage longer than he is physically able to tolerate, it is definitely unacceptable to keep a puppy in a cage for 8 hours while you are at work.
Reinforce good behavior. Praise, praise, praise! For every successful pee and piss on the street (and even not entirely successful!), Do not forget to rejoice immensely and generously reward the puppy with a treat, play or walk. If you practice with a clicker, click each time the puppy is done and offer a treat right away (over time, you can even get your dog to do everything on click !!). Get in the habit of always having tasty morsels with you to immediately celebrate every tiny physiological victory.
From the first days, teach the puppy to this sequence: first things, and only then a walk and play with friends. Take the puppy to a certain place and wait for the result there, repeating: “Do the little things!”, And only then, after praising, continue your walk. It is wrong if you first walk for hours, unsuccessfully urging the puppy to go to the potty, and as soon as he finally agrees, immediately stop the walk and take him home.
If you catch the puppy while he is already making a puddle, interrupt the process by exclaiming “Hey!” or not!” and immediately grab it and carry it out into the street or “to the newspaper.” Never shout at him, and never punish him. Punishment can make the puppy afraid to do things in front of you. Do not forget: a puppy is just a toddler, he does not do anything on purpose to annoy you, or out of harm, it is your fault, you did not notice the signals he was giving and did not have time to direct him on the right path. On the street, repeat the command “Do business”, praise and reward when he is done in the “right” place. If he doesn’t want to do anything, take him home, watch him carefully and take him out again in 10-15 minutes. (Yes, training a puppy is very hard work!)
If you find a puddle or heap when you come home, just clean it up silently. No need to scold or punish the puppy, poke his muzzle in the feces. Your puppy is so happy to see you after a long parting, do not punish him for a joyful meeting! If you missed the “crime” moment, you missed the opportunity to teach a lesson.
Eliminate traces of “errors” immediately. Wash the floor using bioactive enzyme-based detergents that eliminate, not just mask, the smell of urine (for example, Complete Pet Stain Odor Remover from 8 in 1), otherwise the puppy will return to this place again and again. In the absence of special products, use vinegar, alcohol, soda.
… You diligently follow all instructions, but your puppy still leaves puddles on a regular basis. And so, somewhere between his 4th and 5th months, when you were completely desperate, the puddles suddenly disappeared: as if by magic, the tap closed
Teach your puppy how to ask to go to the toilet if you suddenly really, really need it, but it’s still a long way to go.
First, figure out what kind of signal you would like to see when the dog needs to go outside. A dog can be taught to bark, run up to the door and scratch it with a paw, come up to you and sit down, come up to you and touch you with a paw, come up to you with a leash in your teeth, etc.
Train your dog for the selected behavior. The easiest way is to teach how to execute the command “Say!” If, for example, you want the dog to come up and give a paw, first teach the command “Come to me”. As soon as the puppy comes up, give the command “Sit” and when he sits down, ask for “Give a paw.” Praise and treat.
Link the team to going outside. Once the puppy learns to follow the command, start giving it every time before taking him outside. First ask the familiar puppy “Let’s go for a walk?”, Which is associated with a walk. Then give a new command (“Say!” Or “Give your paw!”). When he fulfills the command (with your help or himself), praise him, treat him and immediately take him out into the street. Remember to give this command every time before leaving.
Be sure to respond to each puppy’s behavior according to the command you choose. If your dog barks, even for any other reason, take him outside immediately. If the dog comes up to you and sits down or gives you a paw, even just like that, immediately take you outside. The puppy should understand that you associate his barking or giving of a paw with going outside. If you do not always respond to his request, he will quickly “unlearn”.
How to diaper train your puppy
There are many ways to teach your puppy to diaper. Let’s dwell on three fairly simple and popular ones. But remember that patience is the foundation of success:
- The first method is the simplest, most widespread and effective. The puppy is watched, and after eating, playing or sleeping, is carried to a diaper, gently held there, and then praised. Used diapers are not removed, but left over the next day. It may be necessary to cover the entire area where the puppy may be with diapers, gradually reducing their number and moving them towards the place where the tray should be located.
- The second way is to use a puppy playpen. Initially, its entire area is covered, subsequently reduced. And the dog walks where it is more convenient for him: on a soft and dry floor, and not on a slippery, wet floor.
- The third method is based on the use of sprays. There are two types: frightening and vice versa encouraging to meet their needs in a specific place.
For puppies, the first option is preferable. It is much more difficult to accustom an adult dog to a diaper. The first step is to build trust between the owner and the pet.
Note! Carpets are best removed from where the puppy can run. The carpet is a soft, comfortable area where the dog will definitely be pleased to write.
How to Diaper Train Your Puppy at 1, 2, or 3 Months
Diaper training for a small pet is a long and painstaking process that requires patience. There are many ways to teach your puppy to relieve himself in a specific location. The main thing is not to despair when the pet once again passed by. After all, a puppy is a small child and he does not succeed in everything the first time. How to teach a puppy to go to the toilet on a diaper?
When and how to diaper train your puppy
Tray training usually begins from the first day the puppy is in the apartment. Immediately after the arrival of the pet in the new home, you should take it to the pot. During the move, the dog most likely wanted to use the toilet, besides, he is in a stressful situation.
Important! When picking up a puppy from a breeder, a used diaper should be taken. This will help speed up the process and reduce the stress of the move.
The basic habits of the dog are fixed up to seven to eight weeks of age. During this period, learning is much easier and faster. However, it is worth remembering that a puppy at this age has poor control over its needs. Do not be upset if he missed or did not manage to reach the tray. A month-old puppy, to pee, sits down where and when he wants. It is useless and stupid to punish him. He is still too young to understand the prohibitions. Here you can get by with a fence, which is completely covered with a diaper inside.
A puppy over one month old is more likely to appreciate a soft diaper, preferring it to a cold floor. Such actions should be reinforced with rewards. A two-month-old puppy goes to the toilet less often: after sleeping, playing and eating. It must be constantly referred to the location of the diaper. If the need is properly fulfilled, praise.
At the age of three months, the pet should already find its toilet on its own. You can gradually reduce the number of diapers. From this point on, punishment in the form of a slightly raised, judgmental tone can be tolerated. In no case should you beat the dog.
Important! Unfortunately, dogs of large breeds cannot walk on diapers for a long time. Up to a maximum of a month or two, and even better in their case, use a tray. The diaper just won’t handle the amount of their physiological products.
Breed specific training features
There are some points to consider when raising purebred dogs. The question is more often what this breed is and what kind of character it has. It is more difficult to see for active and nimble puppies. It is better to restrict them to the arena, and at the time of training with the puppy, let them out. Calm and human-centered dogs, on the other hand, require simple actions. Below are some points to consider when teaching breeds.
- They have a fast metabolism. They relieve need immediately after eating.
- A good solution is to carry the puppy to a diaper and dampen a piece of warm water next to it. Instincts will do the trick.
- You should be especially careful with punishments. These breeds are good at feeling the mood of the owner.
York, Dachshund and Spitz. when raising these breeds, it is better to use the arena.
- They grow up late. Up to six months are considered small, unable to control needs.
- Initial training for newspapers, which is then laid in the tray, is suitable.
- Do not use diapers. An adult pet can mark all soft surfaces.
- Smart and easy to get used to walking in the right place.
- Whenever you try to do your job in the wrong place, the command “fu” is pronounced, while the puppy is taken to the diaper.
- If the process is effective, it should be praised, it will help to consolidate the desired skill.
Choosing a home toilet
In the home version, the use of a diaper, a toilet with a filler and a newspaper is found. Newspapers are not recommended due to their non-absorbent surface and odor. Does it make sense to teach your pet to go to the newspaper? In addition, in the future, any dropped paper can be perceived as a toilet.
A litter box is more suitable for cats. However, for large breed puppies, it will be a good option. But let’s dwell on the diapers. This is a good option. They absorb moisture and remove unpleasant odors. But which one to stop at? Better to use those that are specially made for dogs. These nappies have a specific scent that helps with litter box training. Experienced dog handlers advise using reusable options, they have some advantages:
- Reusable diapers are always dry, allowing the puppy to go to the toilet in comfort.
- The presence of antibacterial substances in their composition.
- Reusable diapers are washable.
- Can be used for large breed puppies. Square meter absorbs up to two liters of moisture.
- Easy to adhere to any surface and do not crawl back and forth.
Why use a diaper
Until a certain age, it is dangerous to take a puppy outside. He is not vaccinated, and the immune system is not strong enough to protect against many infections and diseases. The pet is taken from the breeder at the age of about two months, and sometimes even earlier. Walking is dangerous, and the remaining month and a half before vaccination, bumping into puddles all over the house is not a tempting prospect. In this case, diapers help.
Interesting: Many owners of small breeds use a diaper for adult pets. It is convenient and reduces walking time. To the question: how to accustom a dog to a diaper? you can answer. just like a puppy, only much more difficult.
A puppy’s metabolism is somewhat faster than that of an adult dog. over, he cannot control his physiological needs. Therefore, the baby often goes to the toilet during the day: after eating, playing, sleeping, etc. This also applies to the night. Walking the puppy every hour (and sometimes more often), not excluding the dark time of the day, is hardly possible. In this case, diapers help. Subsequently, they help the owner teach the dog to relieve himself on the street. You also don’t have to worry about walking your dog in bad weather.
The main thing in accustoming a dog to a home-based way of dealing with needs is not to spoil its psyche and not to lose its confidence. Often, due to a lack of patience, a person may not be able to succeed in this. But it must be remembered that a puppy is a small child. He needs constant attention and care. He wants to go to the toilet off the clock. But feeding on a strict schedule can help here. If you constantly feed the puppy at the same time, then the owner will know how long his pet will want to use the toilet.
In the early days, the entire space where the puppy is located should be covered with diapers. It is small and not so fast that it can run from one side of the room to another. You should also be careful. Any dog expresses its desires by behavior. Perhaps she will spin in one place, sniff a lot and climb into hard-to-reach places. It’s worth connecting all your attention here.
Note! A small pet still has poor control over its natural needs of the body, so it is recommended to remove from the floor all items that look like diapers: things, rags, soft toys.
Without understanding and trust, a puppy is very easy to intimidate. Do not use physical punishment in the direction of a small child. It is enough to show dissatisfaction with the tone of voice. It would also be nice to introduce the “fu” command. The owners often forget that the dog will simply not understand why he is being scolded if the punishment is too late. You should scold your pet only within a minute after the perfect dirty deed. The same goes for praise. But praise will only make the dog happy.
A puddle accidentally made in the wrong place must be removed with a diaper, and only then washed with a detergent. Since dogs are more oriented by smell, this will help them to consolidate the skill. Cleaning and changing diapers must be timely.
It is impossible to force a puppy to go to a diaper against his will. Therefore, if the puppy wanted to use the toilet, and then sharply overwhelmed, you should wait again until he starts to sit down. The main thing in upbringing is the dog’s trust in the person. This will help walks, joint games, etc. If the pet has not mastered the diaper in one way, you should go to another.
Using a diaper is a good way to toilet train your puppy, but shouldn’t replace walking. After all, spending time in the fresh air strengthens the trusting relationship of the dog with the owner.
The main nuances in the training process
An important point. to train a puppy to the toilet is quite problematic in a short time, if not impossible. It is necessary to be patient and start the learning process from the very first moment of finding a new pet in the apartment.
As soon as the puppy arrives at the new home, it is recommended to make sure that there are no extra rugs and carpets. This is due to the fact that they tend to accumulate odors that are not perceptible to the human sense of smell, but perfectly distinguishable by the puppy. They just confuse him.
How to Potty Train your Beagle in 7 Days
Note! The older the animal, the more problematic it is to retrain it or retrain it to relieve itself in a clearly marked place.
At the time of training the dog, you need to focus as much as possible on how the pet behaves. Puppies choose the place to relieve themselves, guided by the call of nature or instinct. It is the smells that indicate to the kids the territorial boundaries that require mandatory marking.
It will be much easier to train your puppy to the litter box if you carefully observe where exactly the animal has chosen a place for solitude. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the places for the toilet are the area near the balcony or front door, under the windows. Some pets prefer more secluded places. a bathroom without light, corners of the room closed from unwanted visitors.
Trays or diapers should be placed in several places where the little puppy most often does his business.
In case the dog prefers to go to the toilet, visiting the bathroom, you need to take care of free access there.
It is recommended to remove carpets beforehand. Having placed several diapers around the house, they need to be regularly updated, but not removed from these places, until the dog is older. A similar rule is based on the fact that small puppies, due to their age, cannot endure for a long time, and go to the toilet more often than adults.
The grown up puppy can leave 2 places for the toilet. In the practice of training, it often happens that when the owner is present at home, the dog goes to the toilet, where it should be. But in the absence of the owner, he can write in another place. Such errors are provoked by a number of factors:
- Too small tray or diaper (if the puppy has already grown up). he is simply uncomfortable, there is not enough space.
- Prolonged Owner Absence. A rare change of diaper or dog litter leads to a build-up of odors. Dogs are reasonably clean animals and will not go to the toilet where they do not like the smell.
In the latter case, it is recommended to put an additional pallet or spread another diaper during the absence of the owner in the house.
The selected place is treated with a product with a smell that is unpleasant for the animal. In the composition of such sprays are compositions of essential oils, caught by a sensitive dog’s nose, and disgusting them. From time to time, the treatment must be resumed so that the smell does not disappear.
There is another way to train you to the toilet. If your dog is peeing in the kitchen or hallway, you can put his bowl of water or food in there. The puppy will instinctively not relieve himself where he eats.
In the case of constant long absence of the owner of the house, to prevent the appearance of unwanted puddles and heaps in the most unexpected places, the free movement of the puppy around the apartment should be limited.
When purchasing a puppy from a breeder, you must definitely ask which toilet is preferable for the baby and for the first time stick to familiar options.
How to Diaper Your Dog or Puppy & Save Money, Time, and Mess!
How to diaper train your puppy
The owner of a puppy, who spends most of the day outside his home, on a business trip or at work, often encounters problems in the form of puddles on the floor. Coming home, the owner finds “gifts” on the carpet, floor and furniture.
The owner of the puppy should be prepared to take the time and patience while teaching the puppy to walk on a diaper or litter box. Often, dog breeders selling animals claim that the pet is clean and go to the litter box on their own. But in fact, it turns out that the baby does his business everywhere, except for the place where he should.
The owner must understand how to properly teach the baby to go to the diaper in order to avoid problems in the future.
Diaper walking is considered a temporary or intermediate option in the process of toilet training. If the owner does not want the dog to go to the toilet at home in the future, it is necessary to heed the advice of experienced breeders. The main ones are:
- After the end of quarantine (time after the first vaccination), start taking the puppy outside. If the vaccine was given by the breeder who sold the animal, you need to know when the immunization was performed.
- The difference in walking distance based on the age of the dog. The older the dog, the less often he needs to visit the street often. But it is worth noting that accustoming an adult dog to a diaper or walking on the street is much more difficult than a small puppy.
- Regular going outside with a small puppy after the end of quarantine should be about 4-5 times a day. Once the puppy is older (minimum 6 months), walks can be reduced to three times a day.
- A great time to walk your puppy is after eating, after resting or playing active games. After the puppy has done it, be sure to praise him and offer him a treat.
Only after the puppy has finished his need on the street, you can engage in training or outdoor games. It is advisable to praise with the same words, as soon as the baby has done well with his work.
You need to walk until the animal goes to the toilet. The diaper should still be left in the apartment. Not all puppies can go to the toilet on the street and may be asked to come home. Just for these purposes, they will have a diaper or tray.
In the process of teaching a puppy to the toilet in an apartment or on the street, you should not break loose and shout if the pet has done something wrong.
You need to guide your pet as affectionately as possible. If the learning process has been delayed and no positive changes are observed, you need to try to analyze your behavior. Perhaps the owner himself is taking the wrong steps. It is normal for certain problems to occur during the diaper learning phase. But if this annoys the owner, it is better to seek help from the breeder or dog handler.
A little trick is that if the puppy does not want to go to the toilet on a diaper (for example, does not like the smell), you can use a rag or a newspaper sheet.
You should never scold a puppy, because this can provoke the occurrence of rejection. A small pet is not always able to control itself. Like small children, pets at an early age can get carried away, play too much and simply do not have time to reach the place clearly marked under the toilet.
No need to scold, let alone poke your face into a puddle or heap. Otherwise, the animal develops a well-formed behavioral problem that will be much more difficult to eradicate or correct in adulthood.
It has been proven that the rude attitude of the owner at the moment of accustoming the puppy to a diaper or litter box, entails the development of coprophagia. eating excrement, first of its own, and then of other animals. At the psychological level, the animal will try to destroy the traces of the “crime” in order to avoid punishment from its owner.
The owner of the puppy must have a strong psyche at the time of toilet training. A dog, especially a small, living organism that cannot be programmed.
The puppy just physically cannot begin to do everything correctly on the first try. There may be flaws, disobedience, mistakes. All this must be looked at condescendingly, not censuring the baby. It is important to be persistent and not give up. Only in this case can you achieve positive results.
The most favorable age for diaper or litter training is when the puppy is 4-6 months old. At this age, the baby is ready to assimilate the information received and his reflexes work well. He can tolerate his natural urges longer.
It must be remembered that it is important to praise the dog every time he has relieved himself in the right place. You can pet the puppy, showing that he is a great fellow. Praise using a treat will not be superfluous. This will once again show your pet that he is on the right track.
Too busy people who do not have the opportunity to regularly walk the baby or show him where to go to the toilet can take advantage of the trick, making a kind of aviary in the apartment. This enclosure must contain water, food and a diaper for going to the toilet. Do not forget about toys, because the puppy can get bored and then he will start trying to get out of the trap.
Don’t expect quick results, especially from active, playful puppies. They may forget to go to the bathroom. You need to regularly remind your baby that it’s time to go to relieve himself.
You can try to show your puppy a place to go to the toilet after active play or meals. A reminder to go to the toilet after a long rest or sleep will not be superfluous.
If your puppy drinks a lot of water, especially during hot seasons, it shouldn’t be surprising if he can’t get to the diaper in time. With a properly organized learning process, kids quickly understand what they want from them, and there will be no problems.
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How to diaper train your puppy?
A puppy in the house is a great joy and a lot of organizational issues. Where will the pet sleep, what will it eat, what will it play, where will it go to the toilet? We will figure out how to accustom a small puppy to a diaper and what difficulties you may encounter in the educational process.
When the diaper is no longer relevant
The puppy can go on a diaper up to six to seven months, sometimes a little longer, especially if you do not go out too often with your ward. If your pet is a Spitz, lapdog, Russian Toy, Chihuahua or a representative of another breed that does not need long active walks, you can transfer your four-legged friend from the diaper to the tray on an ongoing basis. If you are away for a long time, the dog just goes to the toilet in the litter box.
Before going for a walk, make sure that your miniature puppy goes to the toilet. This is necessary so that going outside is not associated solely with the need to sit under a bush in the fresh air. In the future, your lapdog or Pekingese will calmly go to the toilet and to the tray, and on the street.
If you have a puppy of a medium or large breed, for example, a poodle, a Labrador, a Rottweiler, from about four months, gradually wean him from diapers and teach him to wait for a walk. But don’t go home as soon as the dog is done. Then the pet will be cunning and endure to the last, in order to walk longer.
Stocking up with diapers
When you first brought your puppy into the house, immediately put him on a diaper. Most likely, he will try to escape from the diaper. Bring the fugitive back to the diaper, show him the treat. But don’t give the treat until the new settler goes to the toilet for a diaper. The treat in your hands will attract the pet’s attention, he will concentrate and do his business in a specially prepared place. After that, give a treat, say words of praise, and pet the puppy. So you will start the association in the mind of the pet “if you carefully go to the diaper, I will be rewarded in the form of a treat and the owner’s approval.”.
Some dog breeders are of the opinion that diapers should be placed in the doorways between living quarters in the house, along the path of the pet studying the house and the world around. Moving from room to room, the puppy will definitely see the diapers. And it is imperative to place it on the diaper near the bed and not far from the place of eating. There is another method as well. Track where your pet went to the toilet. Blot the puddle with a clean diaper and place it on this spot immediately after cleaning. The smell on the diaper will help the puppy to navigate: this is the signal “The toilet is here”.
If next time you find a surprise from a pet somewhere else, repeat the procedure. At some point, a significant part of the space in the house will be covered with diapers for the puppy.
If several small pets live in your house, fasten two diapers with tape so that two or three puppies can sit on the sanitary island at once. Remove excrement immediately, and a diaper with one tiny puddle does not need to be replaced immediately. Lightly blot the used diaper with a clean diaper so that pets continue to successfully find places to go to the toilet by smell.
Watch your four-legged friend. With any approach, sooner or later it will turn out that your ward has a certain favorite area for going to the toilet. Then you can gradually reduce the number of diapers and eventually leave them only in your pet’s favorite toilet cubicle. When the diaper is left alone, lay it on top of the tray, let the four-legged friend gradually come to the idea that it is time to change the diaper to the tray, but do not immediately deprive him of the opportunity to do things for the diaper.
No matter how logical the instructions on how to properly accustom a puppy to a diaper, you should always keep in mind that each pet is different. The educational process, to a greater or lesser extent, will be accompanied by disobedience of the little tomboy and unintentional violations of the rules by the pet. Often, pets begin to gnaw and gut disposable diapers. In this case, it is better to switch to reusable.
At what age to accustom a puppy to a diaper?
You can start as early as one month. But keep in mind that until about three months of age, the pet has almost no control over its trips to the toilet. Never scold your pet for puddles in the wrong place. Puppies don’t do anything in spite of themselves: they only learn the right behavior.
Let your pet know what behavior it will receive praise and rewards for. I went to the diaper. we praise, we stroke, we give a treat, emotionally we say “Well done, great, clever!” The puppy will not understand the words, but will feel approval and positive emotions. I did it on the floor. we strictly and restrainedly emphasize with words that you do not like it. We put the puppy on a diaper, for some time we let the pet think about its behavior, without treats, games and praises.
The pet will quickly sense the connection between its behavior and your reaction. While you are teaching the puppy to the diaper, pause the learning of the commands so that he associates the treat only with the correct trips to the toilet.
In young puppies, the bladder fills very quickly. At one month, the puppy needs to walk in a small way every 45 minutes, at four to five months. every two hours. So be on the lookout. If the pet begins to twirl, sniff corners, it is very possible that it is time to quickly carry it to the diaper. Usually, pets need to use the toilet after sleeping, eating or playing. For the first time, it is better to exclude games on the bed, sofa or other upholstered furniture.
But what if you don’t want to teach your puppy to go to the toilet for a diaper from scratch? There is an exit. Look for a grown-up baby three to four months old from the breeder, already accustomed to the diaper. If you live in a country house and it is easier for you to take the puppy outside than to lay out diapers all over the house, look for a pet from the breeder who has lived with brothers, sisters and a mother dog on the street since early childhood, for example, in an aviary. Such a puppy is much more accustomed to doing his business on the street.
What to do if your puppy refuses to go to the toilet outside?
First, you can spread a diaper on the street so that the puppy sees a familiar object and understands that here it is, a sanitary island, you can go to the toilet here, outside the apartment. If the dog is more than six months old, but it continues to walk exclusively on a diaper, contact a zoopsychologist. And at the same time to the veterinarian to make sure that your pet is healthy and it’s only a matter of correcting behavior.
The first thing you need to do to teach your puppy to diaper is patience. It happens that at five or six months old, a neat puppy suddenly starts going to the toilet past the diaper. We calmly teach him again, attract attention with a delicacy, give a tasty reward after the correct trip to the toilet.
A young dog may inadvertently go to the toilet in the wrong place due to stress or for some other reason, for example, because he was afraid of a thunderstorm or the sound of a drill. Do not scold your pet, mistakes are normal, and the path to ideal behavior is long and thorny.
We wish you and your pets patience and understanding!
How to train an adult dog
An adult dog is easier to train than a toddler, she is able to endure until she goes out for a walk. When she gets sick and when she is feeling it is impossible to walk, then absorbent devices can come to the rescue. The same need arises if the owner does not have the time or desire to walk the pet in the morning. An adult dog is taught to walk on the litter gradually, using voice commands. As soon as the owner noticed that she was going to go to the toilet, you need to immediately take him to the right place.
The location of the diapers should be constant, no need to change it. It is not recommended to immediately change the used litter; it should be left for a while so that the animal can smell the toilet, which will serve as a guide. After the dog has got used to it, you can immediately change the diaper. Taking him to the place of the toilet, you can repeat the same word, while accustoming him to a new command. After he did everything right, he should be praised and given a treat at the initial stage.
What are diapers?
- Reusable, which is rinsed in warm water, dried, then ready to use again. However, it is not recommended to wash them in an automatic machine, it is better to do it manually.
- Disposable, which are thrown away after the pet has done its job.
How to train a 3 month old pet
A month after the start of the process, the baby should wear the same diaper. The litter should then be gently slid into the litter tray, where it should be planted after sleeping and feeding. The next step is to wean the puppy off the reward treat. By about 3.5 months, he should go to the toilet without a treat, as a rule, you can start walking with him at this time. Beforehand, the litter should be slowly pushed towards the door. First, walks are required with the baby every 3 hours, if the owner wants to quickly train the pet to the toilet, then you can take it out more often. By about six months, he will understand that it is much more fun to do his business on the street.
Moving the diaper to the tray
The next step is to gradually move the diaper to the desired location. It is important to move slowly, every day the distance should not exceed 10 cm, while most of the litter is removed. At the end of the toilet training process, one diaper is obtained. When teaching a puppy to the toilet, do not lay carpets, because he accidentally can go out of place.
To walk in a diaper should be taught according to a simple scheme: you did everything right. you got a yummy, you should also stroke it and praise it. After the baby has eaten or slept, you need to move the bedding to the place, they do not need to be changed immediately. Let them stay in one place, smell. The main task during this period is to gradually move the devices to the right place, you should not do this quickly, the baby should be ready for such a turn of affairs.
Why diaper training your puppy?
There are several good reasons why you should train your baby to walk on the litter:
- Usually, babies up to 3 months old have quarantine, and they should not be on the street, come into contact with other pets. Until he received all the vaccinations, he is susceptible to various infections.
- While he is small, he will often write and poop, because he is not able to independently control these complex processes. For physiological reasons, the owner will have to wipe the puddles behind the dog almost every hour. In addition, when no one is at home all day, not every floor will cope with such an attack.
- The kid can go to the toilet at night, he is small and will not be able to wait for the owner to wake up, and the latter, as a rule, has little desire to get up every hour at night to take the dog to the toilet.
How to start training your little puppy
When the baby is usually taken home, he does not know how to control urination. However, it is necessary to gradually train him to the toilet. It is important, when entering an apartment with a dog, to immediately put it on a diaper that was prepared in advance, for sure, while on the way, he wanted to write or poop.
At first, the kid will often walk in a small way. In order to avoid troubles, it is better to remove the carpets in advance. And give him a place for a toilet, which should be covered with diapers. At first, you need to cover as much space as possible. After the pet has done what is required of him, he needs to be praised and treated with something tasty.
When the baby wrote in the wrong place, then one should not be irritated and scold him, because psychosomatic diseases may arise, which can subsequently affect the emotional status of an adult pet. The places where he began to write must be treated with vinegar to remove the odor.
How to train your puppy to go to the diaper?
When a long-awaited puppy appears in the house, the first condition for comfortable living together is cleanliness. It is necessary to train the puppy to the toilet correctly, otherwise there will be puddles all over the house made on the couch, carpet or shoes. Experienced breeders use a diaper for toilet training, which has a number of advantages. Inexpensive fixtures are thrown away right away, as they are disposable, they eliminate problems such as the constant purchase of litters and washing trays. In this article, we will explain in detail how to train your dog for a diaper.
The most common mistakes
The owner’s misbehavior can only aggravate the situation. The most common mistakes are listed below:
- You can not scold and punish a puppy for the fact that he does not know how to go to the toilet and crap in the wrong places. It only seems to the owner that everything is logical, in fact, he does not know what conclusions the pet will draw. Perhaps after that it will not fit the diaper at all.
- It is useless to scold a puppy if he has left the scene of the crime, because he will not understand anyway. It is not clear to him why he is being scolded. He can understand that he is being scolded for coming up to the diaper; in the future, the pet will not want to upset the owner and will not approach her. Indeed, for him 10-15 seconds is a huge time interval, in the end, the pet will hide when the owner appears, from the fact that he does not understand what they want from him.
It is worth a little patience when accustoming your dog to the diaper. In order for a friendly relationship between the owner and the pet, you need to make a little effort.
Beagle puppy in the house
From an article by Olga Boyarskaya: “Biglenish has settled in you Plush ears, almond eyes, velvet paws, and there is nothing sweeter than a sleeping fat-bellied puppy. But the puppy grows, sleeps less and more, is more and more awake, requires attention and good upbringing.
What is beagle upbringing? Each owner can invest in this concept his own norms and rules established for a dog, but the essence is the same: these rules must be strictly followed by a beagle! Given the breed characteristics and active temperament of the beagle, the topic of good upbringing comes to the fore among other questions about the breed. I will focus on the most frequently asked.
How to train a beagle puppy to the place. If the beagle likes the chosen place, then usually no problems arise. The more comfortable, softer, more comfortable the bed, the more pleasure the puppy will go to sleep in its place, and during wakefulness it will take toys and nibbles there. Or it may happen that the biglenok himself chooses a suitable place in the apartment, and you just have to move his bed there.
Beagle cage. An effective remedy for biglepogroms in the apartment. It is not difficult to accustom a puppy to a cage, and even an adult dog. Intuitively, the beagle himself prefers a small, cozy room with a warm bedding for sleeping. The puppy should be taught to the cage from the very first days of his appearance in the house. Leave the door open first, leaving free access back and forth. Your pet does not want or is afraid to enter the cage. lure him with a piece of tasty food, put a “bait” in the cage. a toy, a tasty treat. Let the bigleny get used to it. Then close it for 10-15 minutes. a couple of times a day or when he falls asleep there. If your puppy howls, barks, or scratches at the door, ignore, ignore the unwanted behavior. Catch the moment when the puppy calms down, and only then let it out, thereby letting him know that the noise will not attract attention to himself and will not earn rewards.
The puppy should not be left in the cage for a long time, as it is still difficult for him to control his natural needs and endure for a long time due to need. A beagle puppy needs to move as much as possible for full development. If you do not see other options for rescuing from defeat, besides the cage, be sure to choose one that matches the size of the beagle. In height, the dog should fit in full growth, and in length. stretched freely while lying down. When buying a cage or boxing puppy, remember that it grows quickly, and take it “for growth”, ie. the size of an adult dog. When you leave the baby in the cage for a long time, consider the opportunity to do your own thing. raise the bed higher, and cover part of the cage with an absorbent diaper (only if you are 100% sure that the puppy will not eat this diaper along with the filler), otherwise you risk washing often a stove bench from “peeps” into it.
NEVER use a cage as a punishment!
The beagle gnaws at everything and spoils things. It is easy for a small puppy to be distracted from unwanted activities and to divert his attention, for example, to a toy. Include the command “Fu” or “No” into everyday life, reinforcing it with a light slap with a rolled-up newspaper, for example (not with your hands! And even less with your feet.). The punishment is effective if you find a beagle at the scene of a crime. After the expiration of time, it no longer makes sense to punish, the dog does not always understand what this punishment is connected with. Trying everything to the teeth, the puppy learns the world, this is his canine way of getting to know the environment. Gnawing is characteristic of puppies of any breed, do not think that this quality is inherent only in beagles.
In cases where you are forced to leave the beagle alone for a long time, the only reliable option is to remove everything of value from its access zone. Yes, that’s right, the beagle educates you and teaches you to order. A beagle can take anything that is bad. He is alone, he is bored and dreary, he is tired of his toys, he will be played with yours. I will not say much about the fact that you need to hide all wires, cables, extension cords, sockets from the access zone, at least for the safety of your big-sized baby. Do not forget to put your shoes in inaccessible places, raise your flowers, floor lamps, books, magazines higher. And do not leave anything edible in the kitchen open. believe me, the beagle will find a way to get it and eat it. The Beagle is an intelligent and cunning dog, and if he has decided something, he will definitely achieve it. Leave the puppy more different interesting toys (change them. hide some, give others to keep him interested). You can take a beagle for a long time with a special toy that hides food (like Kong), a long-playing chewing bone.
The beagle bites. In its games with you, a beagle puppy can bite. pretend or seriously, grabbing your hand or catching up with your leg…. I believe that it is better to eradicate this behavior in puppyhood than to wait for the puppy to outgrow, or, even worse, will continue to bite, but with force and “adult” teeth. One of the most effective ways to stop biting, which helped me a lot in raising Barcelona, is to bite a puppy! If, of course, your sanitary and hygienic standards allow you to do so. Or pat him by the withers, as his mother would do in the nest. Scream loudly, pretending to hurt you. Stop playing as soon as the puppy starts to bite. show the puppy that you are not interested in him until he calms down. It is much easier to teach these lessons to a small puppy than to an adult dog.
Beagle puppy on the street
Toilet training. As soon as the vaccination quarantine ends, a new world opens up for a beagle puppy. the world of street walks. Any owner wants to get rid of the puddles and heaps of the house as soon as possible and teach the baby to walk on the street. In the early days of walking, your dreams can crash! Do not be surprised if, after an hour of active walking, the biglene still proudly carries everything home. Success does not come immediately. As soon as the kid does something on the street. immediately praise and express your joy and approval. Positive reinforcement in the form of tasty treats will also not be superfluous (Beagles love boiled liver, cheese, homemade crackers, or take a handful of dry food for a walk, this is a great motivation for a biglene). The more closely you follow the walking regimen, the faster the puppy will learn to endure from walk to walk. Go out with the biglen after sleeping, eating, playing hygienic walks at every need. Praise after the deeds done and lead you home. According to experience, from 4-5 months a beagle puppy stops making heaps at home, and from 8-9 and puddles. In bitches, according to my observations, this process takes up to a year.
Beagle walks. The most important, and at the same time the most difficult, is to teach the puppy to approach you on the command “Come to me”. This is a necessary and vital team. It is highly desirable to achieve its unquestioning fulfillment. Start training even before the first walk, in the apartment. Take a treat, catch the moment when the bigleny is distracted from you, say his nickname and command “Come to me.” The puppy runs to you, praise him and reward him with a piece of goodies. If not running, draw attention by clapping your hands, clicking, but try not to repeat the command. the puppy must learn to execute commands the first time. With a little beagle you can play the following game: you and someone else from your family sit on the floor opposite each other at some distance, stock up on a treat and take turns calling the baby with the command “Come to me”. Over time, complicate the task, call when the beagle is busy with something, call from another room. Do this as often as possible.!
Be careful and persistent on the street. Let the puppy run and frolic, but every 10-15 minutes, pay attention to yourself and “chat”. Do not forget to praise and reward for the performed action. Pronounce the command in a pleasant but firm voice. Do not repeat the command several times, thereby leveling its meaning for the dog. If the beagle “does not go”, slightly pull it up by the leash. During training, you can use a long rope tied to the collar. it looks like a dog is free, but it will be easier to correct the approach by catching the end of the rope and, pulling it towards you, make it clear what you need from the dog at the moment. Unfortunately, the natural instinct works harder, and the beagle often ignores your calls, carried away by the smell and exploring the area. Be persistent and consistent in your teaching. In cases where you are not sure that the beagle will obey the command, it is better not to let it go off the leash until you have completed “Come to me” 100%, especially in urban conditions. Fascinated by smells, a beagle can go far, but whether it returns depends on many circumstances.
NEVER punish your dog when it comes up to you, even if before that it fell out in a foul-smelling heap or ate something bad. You can lose trust in a second, but it will take months to gain.
Team Fu. Bigleys are terrible vacuum cleaners. To prevent your beagle from becoming a victim of dog hunters or getting on the operating table after swallowing something inedible, you must train your dog to perform the “Fu” command without fail. All methods are good here, up to the most severe, since the life of your beagle may depend on it. For training, you can use. pulling the dog, if it is on a leash, throwing thundering keys, a chain-jar of coins (just do not aim at the head), throwing sausage dipped in pepper, an electric collar etc.
With a picking puppy, it is easier and more effective to use the game in exchange: if the biglen has picked up a bone, immediately offer him a treat. The puppy will give what he found in exchange for a treat. Enter the command “Give” or “Spit”, this skill will be useful to your beagle in the future.
It is easy to teach a Beagle to execute simple commands such as “Sit”, “Lie down”, “Give a paw”, “Aport”, “Bunny”, etc. At home, the beagle concentrates better, it is easier to attract and hold its attention. There are a lot of irritants outside, so I recommend starting with home training. The best method for a beagle is repetition and positive reinforcement (in this case, a treat).
vospitanie_1If you set yourself and your beagle more serious tasks in terms of training, then you should go to work out on a special training area to an experienced dog handler, go through a general training course. Choose your site and instructor carefully. It is good if your instructor has experience in training hunting dogs, and not only service ones, and will take into account the breed characteristics of the beagle. In any case, you will train your dog. 99% of success depends only on your perseverance, perseverance and dedication, and the instructor will only teach you how to do it right. Individual lessons with an instructor call at home are also an option. But I believe that the playground is more useful, since the beagle first of all socializes. it learns to be in society, and learning by the example of older dogs is faster. And it will be interesting for you to communicate with like-minded people.
You can practice circus tricks with your beagle. For example, “Dance” (spinning on its hind legs) my Barcelona learned in 2 days. for cheese it is ready to sell not only her own, but also her neighbor’s homeland. Some beagles with hardworking owners can easily master the science of freestyle. and yes, they are great at dancing. Others become real athletes, doing agility, participating in competitions and championships.
Are you an ardent opponent of physical pressure and punishment? Try clicker training. This is an interesting and fun method by Karen Pryor, a famous American animal trainer. Clicker training (from the word click. click) is based on positive reinforcement. the click of the clicker serves as an unambiguous signal for the dog that some element of its behavior is liked by the owner and will certainly be rewarded. Clicker training is ideal for teaching a dog to freestyle, in circus and stunt training, for agility classes. where impeccable accuracy and complex combinations of actions are required. But remember, the clicker is not a magic wand (or rather a box with a clicking plate or button), but just a method.
Thousands of articles have been written and hundreds of studies conducted on dog feeding. There is an endless debate about which food is more suitable for the dog and is better absorbed. natural products or ready-made dry food.
It is up to each owner to choose the optimal nutrition for their pet. It would be very good if the selection of the diet took into account not only the cost of certain products, the speed and convenience of their preparation, but, first of all, their digestibility and quality.
My little experience shows that premium and super premium quality dry food is quite capable of competing with natural food (which must be carefully balanced, added vitamins, etc.). The main indicators by which I evaluate the digestibility and quality of food are the general condition of the dog, shiny coat, absence of unpleasant odor from the mouth and ears, absence of dirt in the ears, dandruff, scratching, normally formed dark brown stools. To be more confident, once a year, at a professional examination at a veterinarian, I do my dogs a blood biochemistry test.
You can easily find detailed information about the composition of feed, about their nutritional value, about preparing menus from natural products (meat, cereals, vegetables, fruits) in special publications or on the Internet on the websites of feed manufacturers. I will focus on the most important principles of feeding.
The diet of a dog depends on its age. A small puppy (1.5-3 months) should be fed 4-5 times a day, from 3 months. up to a year. 3 times a day, from a year you can switch to 2 meals a day (and to a diet for adult dogs if you plan to eat dry food).
For food and water, the dog should have separate bowls, preferably made of stainless steel, since they are easiest to clean and also durable. Your dog, not full, may decide to eat a bowl, but the plastic one will not last long. Most dog handlers recommend feeding from a stand. in their opinion, in order for the puppy to form the correct set of paws and posture from childhood, it is necessary that the bowl is at the level of the shoulder girdle and the puppy lowers only its muzzle into the bowl. A convenient “tripod bowl” design is available and can be easily height adjusted as the puppy grows.
It is advisable to feed the dog every day at the same time, at regular intervals, which contributes to the normal functioning of the digestive system, the food has time to be digested and absorbed. If you just took a puppy, write yourself a feeding schedule and hang it in a prominent place, so it will be easier to navigate what and when to give to the dog. Divide the amount of food in such a way that the heavier and more difficult to digest part falls on the evening feeding, for example, in the morning. cottage cheese, and in the evening. meat. At night, at rest and over a long period of time, food is better absorbed.
Between feedings, it is better not to give anything. If you are going to train a dog and plan to reward it with food pellets, then skip feeding before training or give half the norm, and leave the other half for training.
If the dog eats badly and without appetite (and Beagles generally eat everything and always.), Then, firstly, exclude possible diseases (worms, indigestion, inflammation, infectious diseases). If there is no reason for health reasons, then do not let the dog sit on your neck and beg for a restaurant menu. The food bowl should stand for exactly 15 minutes. If the dog has not eaten, remove the bowl of food (hide it in the refrigerator) and put it only in the next feeding. If you don’t eat again, put it away until the next one, and continue this way until hunger forces you to eat what is offered. Do not worry, the dog will not starve to death in a day or even two. Let me remind you once again that beagles are omnivorous and always hungry, so you hardly have to use this educational method.
To clean the teeth and massage the gums, the dog must chew. I sometimes give mine impromptu compressed vein bones or natural gruel, but don’t get carried away. for the stomach, unfortunately, this is only ballast. Better give a carrot to nibble or include in the list of toys a string that the dog will chew with pleasure.
I pursue the principle of “first walk, then feed.” Firstly, with a full stomach, it is difficult for a dog to move, and its only desire will be to urgently sit down somewhere and empty it. Secondly, a full stomach has more chances to “roll over” during active pastime, and volvulus is a very unpleasant and painful condition that quickly leads to the death of the dog and can only be eliminated by surgery. Thirdly, the heaviness in the stomach is an extra load on the spine and legs of the puppy, the muscles may not be able to cope with this weight, and the dog will grow up with a sagging back and twisted limbs. These are, let’s say, not axioms, but rather assumptions from the category of “what can happen if”, so you can try to feed the dog first, and then take it for a walk if you think that it is more convenient for you.
If you are feeding dry food:
If you are feeding a natural food:
Regardless of what you feed your dog, you will definitely want to treat and pamper him with something. Remember: sweet biscuits, sweets, chocolate, smoked sausage, pickled cucumbers are human delicacies. And the dog can be given an unsweetened crouton or a couple of crackers, a piece of hard cheese or a carrot.
Yes, Beagles are terrible gluttons! All my life I thought that the main gluttons were cocker spaniels, but now that a beagle lives with me with a cocker, I understand how wrong I was. My beagle is ready to eat incessantly and never picks up grubs! My beagle is ready to gobble up everything around. sometimes I wonder if my dog is a termite species
Bigley is not only gluttons, but also great tragic actors and beggars. Be prepared for the fact that during your lunch your beagle will act out whole plays about how the poor dog is not fed and how it has to suffer because of it.
Due to the fact that the beagle does not feel the measure and is prone to overeating, you need to carefully monitor the diet and not overfeed the dog, even if it seems to you that she remained hungry. Beagle is a born actor, will look at you with hungry, plaintive eyes and defiantly lick a bowl empty in 3 seconds. Do not give up and do not follow his lead!
Features of training at 3 months
The puppy should ideally be taken from the breeder to a new home no earlier than three months after routine vaccinations. It is also possible that the previous owner has already introduced the baby to the diaper and you will not need to put in a lot of effort.
At this age, the puppy already more consciously approaches the process of urination and defecation. But you should still wear your puppy on a diaper every time after feeding and sleeping.
If the baby has puddled in the wrong place, then blot it with a diaper. Treat this place with antigadin. Put the puppy on a diaper so that he understands that it is necessary to urinate on it.
Do not use physical force, poke your nose or hit with a newspaper. There will be only fear, and understanding why the owner is punishing for the usual physiological process will not come. To prepare your dog for the upcoming outdoor walks, you can carry it for short walks in your arms. At home, start introducing the leash and collar.
Effective guide: how to train your puppy to toilet on a diaper in the apartment
One of the important points when a puppy appears in the house is his toilet training. After all, every owner wants the apartment to be clean, dry without significant labor costs due to constant cleaning for the baby.
How often should a diaper be changed and what else can be used as a toilet
Disposable diapers are designed to be thrown away at once, rather than having to do unnecessary washing and cleaning. However, for the first 4 months of a dog’s life, it is better to leave one dirty, with urine. This will help train the puppy, the smell at this time is not so harsh for the human scent and you can tolerate a little. Feces should be removed immediately, including to avoid coprophagia (feces eating), which is common in dogs.
With reusable diapers, everything is the same, but with the difference that they need to be washed with hypoallergenic or baby powders. You need to have at least four sheets so that they have time to dry.
Another option is a dog tray. It looks like a feline, but is often larger and has a column in the middle. The filler is optional. There are even models with imitation of lawn grass. For a puppy, it is better to choose the simplest plastic version and put a diaper there for the first time. The most convenient option in an apartment if the dog is small and you do not always plan to walk outside.
Tips and ways to study in 4 months
By the age of four months, the grown up puppy is already beginning to slowly control the process of urination and defecation. At this moment, you no longer need to cover everything around with diapers. One or two is enough in a suitable place or in a tray.
You still don’t have to scold your dog for mistakes. The tactics of behavior should be as follows:
- Went to the diaper, actively praise. stroking, can be encouraged with a delicacy.
- Past the toilet, ignore. There is no need to shout, express emotions violently or punish. The dog will understand that it is being scolded, but the causal relationship is not clear to it.
From four months on, it’s time for you to decide whether you will walk the dog on the street or not. If, for example, you are trying to accustom a Spitz puppy to a diaper or litter box, then you do not need to insist on defecation and urination outside the apartment. If we talk about larger breeds, then at this age it is no longer possible to just walk on the arms, but to fully acquaint with the toilet on the street.
What is important to know before teaching your puppy to go to the toilet on a diaper
In addition to buying food, care items, you need to deal with the toilet issue. Ask the breeder if the puppy is diaper-trained or not. If yes, then everything is quite simple, you need to purchase the same. If the baby is not yet familiar with the features of the toilet, then all the responsible work will fall on your shoulders.
It is necessary to opt for disposable absorbent diapers or reusable, which can be washed. For a dog, there is not much difference, it is about the convenience of the owner. If you have a pet of a miniature breed and in the future you do not plan to walk it to relieve needs on the street, then, for example, you can train a Yorkie puppy directly to a special dog tray.
The solution is simple to use: spray a small amount onto the diaper twice a day and let the puppy sniff. Treat the diaper regularly, it will help in the future when training to the street. It will be enough to spray the product in the right place, and the puppy will have a reflex to a familiar smell.
It is important to note that the rate of bladder filling in dogs differs at different ages:
- 3-4 weeks in 45 minutes.
- At 2 months in 1 hour 15 minutes.
- At 3 months 1.5 hours.
- In 4-5 months 2 hours.
- After 6 months, the interval becomes even longer.
If you urinate more than once every 45 minutes, then this is a reason to visit your veterinarian to rule out cystitis.
Ways to train your puppy outside after a diaper
The next stage of the puppy’s entry into adulthood is walking and relieving himself on the street. It is worth trying to train after 6 months. Some dogs on their own quickly understand what’s what, and special efforts from the owner are not required.
Otherwise, there is an algorithm of actions how to wean a puppy from a diaper:
- The first walks are best done after feeding or sleeping. If you go for a walk after a meal, avoid active games, otherwise there is a risk of stomach bloat, especially in large breeds.
- Bring a diaper and toilet training spray with you if you have used one. For the puppy, the soil, grass or snow is not yet understood, so he can refuse to use the toilet, because a dear, familiar, comfortable diaper is waiting at home.
- Over time, the diaper can be cut into small pieces, and then removed altogether. But the spray can be left for now.
- Gradually remove the diaper and at home when you see that the dog can tolerate before walking.
- Be careful, if the dog resists, stubbornly does not want to pee and poop on the street, then make more intervals between the points of training or return to the previous stage.
- If you do everything according to the instructions, but the dog still continues to spoil at home, and it is older than 7-8 months, then there is a reason to contact a specialist, a zoopsychologist and a veterinarian. The reasons for this behavior can be obsessive-compulsive disorder, diseases of the urinary and digestive systems.
On average, it takes one to four weeks to give up diapers and toilet at home and get used to the outdoors.
Possible problems and solutions
Despite the fact that in theory everything seems simple, in practice the owner may face a number of problems. But for everything there are solutions:
- The puppy goes to the diaper every other time.
Perhaps he is still too small and simply does not have time to run, so he pees past the diaper. This is due to the fact that they cannot restrain themselves for up to four months. This is tantamount to trying to teach a six-month-old baby to ask for a potty without fail. At a later age, the problem may be due to the fact that the diaper is dirty, smells unusual, or something distracted.
- The puppy stopped going to the diaper.
The reasons are the same as for periodic misses. Do not be angry with the puppy and think that he is doing it for evil. There is no such thing as “specially, to take revenge” in dogs. For them, defecation and urination are completely normal physiological processes that do not cause disgust. Remember, a dog can happily eat his own or someone else’s poop and not frown. In humans, it is disgusting.
What you perceive as guilt is pinched ears, closed posture, eyes on the floor, not an admission of guilt, but fear. Training can get stuck if you punish the puppy for not going to the diaper. What to do in such a situation? You need to exhale deeply, drink a cup of tea with chamomile, collect your thoughts and realize that the puppy is not on purpose. Roll back your actions and start teaching from the very beginning: wear on a diaper, praise for good luck and ignore misses.
If the puppy poops past the diaper, then you should use antigadin. Also, you should remember that the dog will soon grow up, and nature is laid down that it does not shit in its den, which your home has become for it.
This is a very common problem for owners. Babies learn the world with the help of their mouths, bite and gnaw everything in a row, this is especially acutely felt during the change of teeth. First of all, provide the puppy with other items to taste: balls, ropes, tweeters. Do not forget to devote enough time to play with your baby and just socialize.
There is enough attention and toys, but the puppy still eats diapers. What to do in such a situation is not always clear. And you can’t do without a diaper, and there is a risk that the pet will swallow a bite, which can cause intestinal obstruction or vomiting. In this case, it is worth replacing disposable diapers with reusable ones and use a special nibbling spray.