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Where Should Your Dog Go To The Bathroom?
Check out some of the best products that will be instrumental in house training your dog and making sure he knows to only relieve himself in the right spot!
By: Catie Kovelman, Updated 04/02/2022
Here at Dabl, we want to prepare you for the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to pet parenthood. When you decide to bring home a new dog, you’re probably looking forward to falling in love with your new fur baby and welcoming them home with lots of toys and treats. However, you will also have to decide where your dog will be allowed to go to the bathroom. This may vary depending on where you live. For example, do you have a house with a large backyard where your dog will have free reign, or do you want to designate a specific area of your garden that has grass or dirt? Alternatively, do you live in a small apartment where you need a potty solution for a small patio or will you be okay with walking your dog several times a day? While your dog’s bathroom habits might gross you out, it’s part of life and an important plan to have in place for successful potty training. Check out our favorite products for potty training your dog that can be used successfully across a variety of home types and lifestyles!
Last but not least, we wanted to remind you that we know that potty training your dog can be frustrating at times, but we also know your patience will pay off! The above tools will certainly help your pup learn where their desired potty spot is. Keep in mind that every dog is a bit different, so you may need to adjust your house training techniques to set your pup up for success. For example, a new dog owner might not realize that a young puppy can’t hold its bladder for nearly as long as an older puppy or adult dogs. According to the Humane Society, a puppy can hold its bladder for one hour with every month of life. So, a three-month-old puppy could likely control its bladder for about 3 hours. Therefore, dog owners who have just welcomed home a new puppy will need to plan for extra bathroom breaks. If you can’t take your dog for as many walks as he requires, consider hiring a dog walker to provide those extra bathroom breaks and prevent accidents inside your home.
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