Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What Goes in Must Come Out

Another way to help your puppy potty on schedule is to feed her at set times each day rather than leaving food out and allowing her to nibble all day long. When yours dog eats at the same time every day, its easier to gauge when she'll need to go out. Feed your young pup after her first elimination of the day, once in mid afternoon, and again in the evening, spacing her meals about six hours apart. Feeding your pup high-quality, highly digestible food helps keep her on schedule as well. The ingredients in these foods produce less too volume, meaning your puppy won't have to eliminate as often.

Eating stimulates your pup's bowels, so take her outside after meal. Give her a couple minutes to do her business and if she doesn't potty, take her back inside and crate her so that she doesn't potty in the house. Try again in ten minutes. Keep taking her out at ten-minute intervals until she performs, paying attention to the amount of time that elapses between the end of the meal and when she finally potties. Most pups need to to thirty to sixty minutes after eating. If you know your pup's needs, you can keep her on schedule and avoid accidents.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Thank you for stopping by to say hi.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra