Housebreaking is a very important step in training pets. Getting them to take you out when you have to go to the bathroom can really save some embarrassing accidents in the house. If your house is like mine, those accidents can lead to some stern discussions, some at high volume – as if it is our fault they didn’t take us out at the right time!
Reilly here! Yes, today’s topic is training. My pets still think they are training me even, which they have been doing my whole life, but it’s really me training them of course (shhhh don’t tell them).
One thing I have learned is there are a lot of products we can use to train our pets to treat us right. Let’s start with those things we can use from the time we are just little puppies and our pets really don’t know how to be good pets yet.
Puppies need a variety of products because we are our most wild at the time when our families are just learning how to be a proper pet to their dog. My pets got “puppy pads” which they called potty training tools. Fortunately they came with instructions because both they and I were learning about it at the same time.
The puppy pad process starts with some puppies peeing on a potty pad in one room of the house. Then the smarter pets learn the pad can be taken outside with us when we take them on a walk.. You don’t get to that step until they have figured out how to explain to us that we are supposed to pee on the pad. After all, something like that doesn’t come natural to us. They also have a nifty housebreaking aid spray to remind our pets where they want us to pee.
That pad is then replaced by the grass and thus potty training is complete. There is also a pad that looks like grass – I am not sure about Christina but I think Dan knew it wasn’t REALLY grass – that can be used as a part of potty training. So you can add this into your training cycle if your pet wishes to get it.