It turns out that, despite all the patience and ability to cope 2-3 times a day, it is also harmful for dogs to restrain themselves. If the dog does not have the ability to timely do his "tricks", this negatively affects the work of his digestive and urinary systems, worsens the general health of the pet. In some cases, the dog, in addition to the schedule, needs to empty the bladder or intestines, but most often the raised animal will not bother the owner with its requests. With little puppies, everything is more or less clear, they still do not know how to endure and immediately show - "everything, master, you will not have time to run outside with me, puddles can not be avoided." But how to understand what a dog wants to go to the toilet if she does not ask to walk?
Signals puppy: I want to go to the toilet!
In most cases, the dog’s intentions are understandable, and even an inexperienced owner can decipher the actions of his four-legged friend. To do this, it is enough to have observation and a share of intuition. But if the owner cannot understand when his dog wants to go to the toilet, and the number of “piles” and “puddles” is constantly increasing, this problem definitely needs to be solved.
If the constant cleaning of "surprises" and wiping puddles is tired, and the owner is increasingly angry at his pet, it is worth remembering the theoretical foundations
Until 4 months you should not expect from the baby "consciousness"
At this age, puppies are not able to control the urge, and this applies to the bladder and intestines. If a doggie is concentrated and can understand what he wants, big or small, then he manages to run to a diaper, a tray, a rag or starts asking.
But if the "urge" is missed, for example, when the puppy has played too much, then you can expect from it a puddle or a bunch in the wrong place.
Up to 4 months, it makes sense to equip the pet with a “home toilet”
Any experienced dog breeder will say that an equipped place to meet the needs of the puppy will greatly facilitate the life of his owner. And even if at the end of quarantine it is not supposed that the dog will go to the tray, this temporary measure will help to establish life and organize a new family member.
If a pocket breed baby has appeared in the family, you can not waste time training him to a rag. It is recommended that you immediately equip a special tray and place it in the proper place. Doggie will be accustomed to the toilet in one place, and the problem with "mines around the house" in itself will disappear.
Do not wait - you need to act!
Until the dog has passed the full course of vaccination and does not go out, you should not expect from him that he will ask to use the toilet. You can just carry it in the designated place for the needs after the baby ate and after sleep.
This is done until the pet catches the point and begins to take the initiative to run to the right “corner” after the meal and only wake up. In most cases, 3-4 days is enough for the baby to get used to the established rules.
First walks - mode required
When the veterinarian gives the green light to the first walks of a grown up pet, the puppy should be brought out into the street in the morning as soon as he wakes up. You should not hope that he will wait until the owner puts himself in order - you need to act quickly, without delay. Then walks are needed after eating.
When to expect process stabilization
Not all owners are “lucky”, and their pet completely switches to an “adult” mode with an exclusively street toilet in 1-2 weeks. Most often, 5-6-month-old dogs are no-no and leave the owners “surprises”, and for long-growing representatives of large and giant breeds, such embarrassments are possible at the age of 9-10 months.
In such situations, we are not talking about the impossibility of control. Of course, if the dog is healthy, most likely, the pet is something distracted from their own "needs." Normally, the puppy “toilet issues” should normalize by 10-11 months.
Adult pet toilet - what problems should be feared
The practice of veterinarians shows that those tetrapods who do not have to endure have better health. Due to the inhibition of urination, the following can be expected:
- increase the load on the kidneys and organs of the genitourinary system;
- the development of urolithiasis - arises as a result of regular congestion in the bladder and restraining the urge to urinate.
If an adult pet who has not previously been accustomed to walking and lodging has got into the house, then the owner will most likely encounter “puppy embarrassments”. But do not be scared and immediately abandon the idea of taking the poor fellow to your home - difficulties will be, but they can be overcome.
Adult individuals get used to the new daily routine faster, they are more collected, less playful and less likely to be distracted by any irritants. However, the dog is able to hide its desires - it will not always become like a puppy, spinning around, whimpering and worried, although such behavior is quite possible.
If the dog does not ask for outside, you should pay attention to the following symptoms:
- the pet is worried, does not find a place for itself;
- actively sniffs the surrounding area;
- spinning in one place;
- quickly moves from one corner to another.
And even if the pet comes to the door, whines or scratches the surface, this is far from always a signal that he wants to use the toilet. Most pets love walks, because they are accompanied by games, activities on the site, communication with the owner and other four-legged animals.
How to properly schedule adult dog walks? First of all, you need to focus on the duration of digestion of food, on average, it is 6-8 hours. The dog receives 2 meals a day, and it is desirable that this happens at the same time - in the morning and evening hours, 6-8 hours before walking. If the pet begins to wake up the owner too early and demands to take him outside, the diet should be adjusted.
Special signals make the task easier
If the pet is restrained, phlegmatic, and even experiencing a strong desire to urinate, does not betray him, you can resort to teaching him special signs. For example, adult dogs associate paddock with their ammunition. And if you leave a collar, leash or harness in a place where the dog has access, he will pay attention to them if necessary.
When training a puppy or teenage dog, you can choose the “signaling” method, in which case you will need a bell, bells, a ring with strung banging elements or some other object that sounds when you touch it. It is suspended near the front door.
When going with your pet for a walk, it is necessary to tinkle with the construction each time. Dogs are pretty smart, and within a few days the pet will be able to establish a connection between sounds and going for a walk. When the reflex is fixed, the dog will touch the source of the ringing with his nose or paw, urging the owner to the next promenade.
The owner who understands his dog from a half look is a great success for the pet, like a dog who is ready to serve his master faithfully - one of the best events in a person’s life.