Paper Training Your Dog
Potty training your dog is the first behavior your need to establish in your pet. There are a few different techniques to getting this accomplished, but regardless of the technique the most important element is you the owner. You must be aware of your pet at all times. Taking notice of its behaviors before it needs to go outside. That way you can notice when your pet needs to go outside and prevent accidents inside. If you are using papers to train your dog to eliminate on there are a couple of things that need to be noticed to help your process along.
Dogs do not naturally eliminate in the area that they sleep, eat, and play. By restricting the area that your dog lives. You will be able to watch your dog closely and help prevent unwanted messes in unacceptable areas. When paper training your dog you follow similar techniques to having your dog go outside.
If your dog does have an accident and you catch him or her. Take your dog to its papers. Shouting and hitting your dog will not help. This will scare your dog and can cause potty problems in the future. When you clean the area use a solution of one part vinegar to 3 parts water will help get rid of the smell. Proper clean up is also necessary. Dogs like to go in places where it smells ok.
During training be sure to only have food and water out for short periods of time. This will allow for you to keep better track of your animal. In the evening right before bed take your dog out. This helps prevent nighttime accidents.
Make sure you clean up the papers every time your dog uses them. If the area that your dog is used to becomes unusable then the dog is likely to find another area. Most likely it will be an area you don't want. Apart of pet training is also pet owner training. Being consistent with your animal while giving positive reinforcement will help with training you and your pet.