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Housetraining for Dummies
Housetrain any dog at any age
Utilize the most effective housetraining techniques and equipment
Get your home in housetraining order
Use the latest nutrition options to aid in the effort
Author of Beagles For Dummies and Senior Dogs For Dummies
Now updated your guide to quick, effective housetraining
Want to make housetraining easier for your dog and yourself? This practical guide offers the latest information on teaching your pet basic bathroom behavior and preventing future potty problems. From the newest equipment to the importance of diet and nutrition to the best crates and cleaners, you'll find everything you need to successfully train canine companions of all ages and sizes.
Prepare to potty train explore indoor and outdoor training, select potty spots, prepare your dog's room, and assemble the right cleaners
Know the role of feeding understand how a dog's diet can influence housetraining success
Put your plan in action utilize a crate, teach your pooch to potty indoors or outdoors, and use cues and positive reinforcement to encourage elimination
Solve housetraining problems deal with accidents and know when housetraining problems are actually medical problems
Strengthen the human/canine bond get your family on the same page, set and stick to a schedule, and manage household changes so your dog has the best possible housetraining experience
Open the book and find:
Proven housetraining strategies
New tips for training small dogs
The latest equipment and products you need
Ways to introduce your dog to a crate
Common housetraining mistakes to avoid
Tips for accident-proofing and surviving setbacks
Sample housetraining schedules for puppies and adult dogs
Housetraining is generally the first and often the most important lesson that a dog can learn from its owner. Housetraining For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes more than 20 percent new and updated information on effective housetraining techniques. This updated edition of Housetraining For Dummies provides readers with expert advice on how to: Indentify a dog's intuitions and learning style to emphasize working cooperatively with the dog and capitalizing on his instincts to teach proper potty behavior Train a puppy, adult, or senior dog no matter what size Break the bad habits of a previously owned dog Work with adopted or rescue dogs who may have special needs Avoid common housetraining mistakes Use new training equipment to make housetraining easier and more effective Utilize different environmentally friendly techniques for cleaning up after your dog Work with multiple dogs at once Make use of recent advances in dog nutrition to aid in the housetraining effort Effectively crate their dog (without over-using) to learn proper potty etiquette
The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself
Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition, the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike.
This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining equipment to the latest information on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays in housetraining. You'll also find useful tips and techniques for creating environmentally safe cleaners from natural products found in the home and alternatives you can use if you have a sensitive pet.
- Features the latest findings on how pet nutrition can influence housetraining success
- Offers proven housetraining strategies
- Introduces new methods for housetraining multiple pets at once
- Reviews new housetraining equipment and products
- Shows you how to make environmentally safe stain and odor removers from products already in your home
- Susan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine and the author of several books including Beagles For Dummies and the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies
Housetraining can be a difficult and stressful process for both you and your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition is the resource you need to make it faster and easier for both of you.
About the Author
Susan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine and the author of several books, including the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies. She is a multiple winner of the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award for excellence in writing about dogs.
Table of Contents
Part I: Preparing to Potty Train Your Pooch.
Chapter 1: No, Virginia, It’s Not That Hard: Understanding Housetraining Basics.
Chapter 2: Training the Housetrainer: Taking the Right Approach.
Chapter 3: Getting Your Home in Housetraining Order.
Chapter 4: Feeding Fido: What Goes In Must Come Out.
Part II: Putting a Plan in Place.
Chapter 5: Training to Love the Crate.
Chapter 6: Heading to the Outside: Outdoor Housetraining.
Chapter 7: Making Some Inside Moves: Indoor Housetraining.
Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Housetraining.
Part III: Solving Housetraining Problems.
Chapter 9: Accident-Proofing Small Dogs and Other Problem Potty-ers.
Chapter 10: Understanding How an Oh-No Can Become a Problem-o.
Chapter 11: Sorting Out Humans’ Housetraining Challenges.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 12: Ten Housetraining Mistakes You Don’t Have to Make.
Chapter 13: Ten Reasons Housetrained Dogs Live in Happier Households.
Appendix: Other Helpful Pit Stops for Housetrainers.