Dalmatian House Training Tips

House Training DalmatiansThe right way to house train a Dalmatian puppy is to do it with some dedication and a little patience. The most important thing is to take him out frequently and follow a schedule. You will have much better success with house training a Dalmatian puppy if you follow a schedule.

You should take him out:

  • First thing in the morning when he wakes up
  • 10-15 minutes after every meal
  • After the puppy has taken a nap
  • When you notice your puppy is sniffing around searching for a spot

Another great tip for housebreaking is to follow a routine, not just when you take the dog out but also where you take him. Taking the puppy to the same place where he has gone potty before will encourage him to go there again. You want puppy to get used to going outdoors.

Also when you do take him out, let him enjoy the walk after he finishes his business – don’t just rush back home right away. Otherwise the puppy will try to hold it in longer just to prolong his time outdoors.

Catch Him in the Act!

Dalmatian Puppy HousetrainingKnowing what to do when you catch your dog in the act is a great training tool to get the Dalmatian house trained. If you just stand and let your puppy finish his business, he will just assume it’s ok to do it again since you didn’t say anything. So next time he needs to go to the bathroom, he will remember that he went potty indoors without you saying much and will pee or poop inside without even thinking twice about it.

So never just stand and watch him if you catch him peeing or pooping, do something about it. You have to get his attention and then stop him right away. Don’t hit or scream at the dog, saying “No” in a stern and firm voice will do the trick just fine.

When he stops, take him outside to finish his business. Also it’s important that you don’t shout at him after he finished outside. You don’t want him to think you’re mad about him peeing outdoors. It’s the exact opposite of what you’re trying to accomplish here

Always Clean Up the Mess

Dalmatian House TrainingYour Dalmatian will be able to sense the areas where he has gone potty in the past even if you can’t smell the odor. Their sense of smell is much stronger than ours and although you might think you got rid of the smell completely – your dog can probably still smell it.

Good news for you is that there are cleaning solutions that are especially made to remove urine odor. You can find them in pretty much any pet store. Just be sure the labels say the product removes odor, and not just urine stains. Always use it to clean up any mess to prevent your Dalmatian from going potty there again.

Cure Behavior Problems Like the Experts

If you’re tired of cleaning up the messes caused by your untrained dog then you need to Dalmatian Owners Guide. Learn how to train your dog and cure any behavior problem using the same proven and tested methods used by “Dog Whisperers” all over the world.

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About The Author

Charles Owens is a proud Dalmatian owner, trainer and enthusiast. He has been helping Dalmatian owners for years through his website, discussion forum and personal one on one training sessions.

He has also written a complete guide on what it takes to raise a healthy, happy and obedient Dalmatian.

You can find the complete guide here: The Complete Dalmatian Guide

19 Comments

Alex:

My Dalmatian puppy is 6 months old and I have never let her pee inside without catching her in the act and saying NO! She goes out on schedule several times a day, but still will not use the potty outside. I am at my wit’s end. Please help.

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Charles Owens:

How often do you take her out on walks? Younger pups need to be taken out as often as possible while house-training.

Also have you been thoroughly cleaning up after her? If you can’t smell it, doesn’t mean she can’t. And if she can smell urine in the house, she will continue to go potty indoors.

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SYLVESTER:

hey my dalmation is 9months old and he still dosnt bark and sleeps out even if anybody comes.. can u plz help me with that

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Hailey Newsome:

Your Dalmatian puppy might be deaf if he still does not bark and still sleeps when people come over to your house because according to the internet 10 to 12 percent of Dalmatians are deaf.

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Whitney:

Hi, I have recently adopted a 4 month old dalmatian puppy.Now I have two 4 month old dalmatian boys from the same litter . The puppy’s love each other but at times example : when they play tug a war they get way to rough how to i discourage this extremely rough behavior. I do not mind that they play and horse around there boys lol but I also have a 13 month old so I don’t need them fighting aggressively . I do have plenty of space for them to play etc also neither are neutered should I to calm them down ?

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Sue warren:

Hi,My puppy is 5 month old.
How can I stop her jumping up on people’s when we go for walk, also she jumping down on my worktop while I do my food?

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Achyutam Thapaliya:

I have a dal puppy and its just 50 days old. The weather here is cold i have to keep the pup in my room all the time. I will start shaking and moaning if i let it out. while the pup sleeps most of the time of the day when its ative it keeps pooping and peeing all over the place. i cant take it out in the cold, and cant stop it from doing it inside. how do i teach it the right behaviour? also it sleeps in the day and wakes up at 3 in the morning. i have to wake up at 3 to watch what its doing because it wouldn’t stop moaning if i dont.

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Hailey Newsome:

I would suggest you buy a doggie jacket or doggie sweater to keep it warm when you do take it outside to go to the bathroom, and also purchase some carpet cleaner to get rid of the smell where your puppy has soiled inside the house before that way if the puppy can’t smell where he has gone to the bathroom in the past, maybe then you can him to go outside hopefully. And Good Luck.

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Anonymous:

Buy puppy mats for them to pee on

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himanshu:

Hey, my Dalmatian puppy is 35 days old. What can I do to train him?

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paul:

I have a liver spotted dal, he is 6.5 months old. He never had that doggy smell but now all of a sudden from 10 days he has started smelling bad, i gave him bath 3 times in this period but the smell returns a day after bathing him. Nothing is wrong with his shampoo, towels or his sleeping bed and niether he messes with garbage. But still he stinks all the time.

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Brittney:

My Dal is 9 weeks old and always is biting on me and my clothes what can I do to make her stop she has super sharp teeth so it’s even worse help?

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Thisara:

I have a 2 months 2 weeks old Male Dalmatian puppy. Every day he get up at 3am and start shouting till i put him out. This is really bothering me. Can any one tell me how to stop this?

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Charles Owens:

Sounds like your dog is used to going out to do his business at that time. You can try giving him his last meal of the day a little earlier if you’re feeding him too late. You should also take him out for a walk right before he goes to bed. That way he will be able to last through the night without having the urge to go out that early.

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Stephanie:

We got our puppy at 6 weeks old. She is now just over 5 months old and we can’t get her potty trained. we take her out every 30-45 minutes but she still goes inside and waits for us to see her do her act. How can we get her potty trained? I love her so much and hate telling her no so much.

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Val:

I just got a 12 week pup. I have spent hours outside with him. Encouraging him to poop/pee, but as soon as we come inside, he decided to go then. I am beyond frustrated. Please help!

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Sara:

I have a 6 month dalmatian male puppy. He is very hyper active. I have a couple of questions;

Food: I feed him 3 times a day and buy good brand of nuts. His wind is very very smelly that we have to put him outside at times. Should their be a certain brand to feed him? Also he seems he’s always hungry and eats hid food very fast

Digging: he dug up my mother’s garden when going to the toilet when pooing. How can I train him to poo elsewhere and also stop digging?

General obedience: is there simple tricks to train obedience? He will sit when I get his food or give him a treat but otherwise he jumps around non stop.

Any advise would be grateful.

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keyunta:

how do you crate train a dog who are starting to go backwards and not progressing forward. for example my female Dalmatian was peeing and pooping on her potty pad and now she moves her bed which is on the opposite side of the crate and pee there instead of her pad or she will pee/poop in her bed and sleep in it how do I reverse it back and get her back on the right path?

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Lindsay Pevny:

It’s tough at first because puppies don’t realize they need to communicate with us to take them out instead of just popping a squat wherever. When I was having trouble with mine, potty bells really helped a lot.

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