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Four Steps On Potty Training A Chihuahua

It is of very much importance to train your Chihuahua to potty. It is because potty training a Chihuahua will make your dog responsible with her mess. This will also prevent you from cleaning up your dog’s mess throughout the year.

If you don’t know where or how to start your training project then you have to read this article for the basic steps on how to potty train your Chihuahua.

Before you can directly do potty training a Chihuahua, you must first provide your chi a crate. A crate is a box or somewhat similar to a cage which is larger than the size of your dog. It is made of plastic, wood, or steel. This is intended to limit your dog’s movements in the house which can cause her to litter anywhere. Just place some toys inside your chi’s crate to prevent her from whining.

Teach your chi basic commands for easy control. The commands that you are going to teach her are monosyllable words which she can easily understand. These words are sit, stay, down, heel, stop, potty, or no. These are just basic commands commonly used to housebreak a puppy. Use one command for one respective action. Make sure to let your chi master the first command before you proceed to the next command. This will help her comprehend easily.

Start the training proper. Start potty training a Chihuahua by leading her outside to potty early in the morning, after every meal or after every time she eats, and at evening before going to bed. First, you have to observe her actions when she feels like going to potty.

Through this you will know when to lead her out. Teach her remember the door where you are going out. You can hang a chime for her to comprehend the sound. Give her a treat every time she does your command correctly. Next, you have to lead her to the place where she is supposed to potty. Never leave her outside. Command her to potty. Give her treat if she is done. Then lead her inside again.

This time, you repeat the process. This is for the sake of practice and comprehension. Do not punish her if she does not make it right. Just be consistent. Keep on repeating the process until she remembers at least one part of the entire procedure.

Use positive reinforcement in potty training a Chihuahua. In cases when she soils inside the house, do not beat her or punish her. Instead, lead her outside to her potty area. If you have any companion inside the house, then you ask that person to take your pup outside while you clean the mess. Use odor neutralizing agent to remove the odor. This odor can make your chi go back to that area to potty again.

Potty training a Chihuahua is not that easy. However, it entails you of great patience and consistency in order to be successful.

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