The 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!
Knowing 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
Your 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.
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