Posted 45d ago
Graeme Hall pictured with his dog. @GraemeDogFather
Toilet training a puppy is challenging, but getting them to go in the same spot each time is a gruelling battle.
Luckily, TV's 'Dogfather' Graeme Hall has spoken out about how to toilet train your puppy.
During his weekly podcast, the star of Channel 5 series Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly advised how to get your puppy to go to the toilet at the same place every time.
Graeme was joined by comedian Frank Skinner who explained how his family welcomed a Cavapoo called Poppy into their homes after not wanting his nine-year-old to be an only child.
Frank shared the same problem with Angela, a listener who has a 10-week-old Hungarian Vizla named Woody.
Both owners wanted to know how to toilet train their puppies, but especially Angela as she shares her garden with neighbours.
Graeme said that it is very much possible to teach dogs to go to the toilet in one place as that is what guide dogs are trained to do.
He advised: “If there is a particular area you want to go to you can usher them to it.
"Take them out on the lead and guide them to that sort of area and hang around before saying ‘good girl’ and a treat maybe.”
Graeme noted that if you always award them with a treat in that particular spot it won’t be long before they associate the two together.
The Yorkshireman further explained that if you are having trouble getting your pup to go to other places, to consider what type of material the pup is standing on.
As dogs are very conscious about what is under their feet, they will mistake carpet for grass and hard floors for outside.
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