Posts Tagged ‘potty training’

Why Should You Train Your Dog To Use An Indoor Dog Potty?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

If you own a dog (or are considering getting one) you know that you will be housebreaking and potty training your newest member of the family. For some, there may be some issues with the task of taking your dog out to “do his business”.

1) Some dogs require more frequent urination and the task of taking your dog out 4 or 6 times a day may end up being either impossible or extremely cumbersome.
2) You may have certain physical limitations that make it extremely difficult (or impossible) to get outside with your dog. You shouldn’t be denied having a dog just because of this.
3) Perhaps your work schedule makes it difficult to take your dog out as often as you should. Again, you shouldn’t be denied having a dog just because of this.

If you can’t provide your beloved dog with a sitter to take him out during the day or night, then you may want to consider training your dog to use an indoor dog potty system like UGODOG. Training your dog to use an indoor potty may take some patience (depending on the age of your dog) but at the end, both you and your dog will find the solution very useful for your problem.

If you start researching indoor dog potty you’ll notice there are a variety of different types and we urge you to do your research to find the system that will work best for you and your dog. Basically, the majority of indoor dog potty systems fall into 2 categories…
a) A fake grass product.
b) A grate product.
The can tell you that the UGODOG is a grate product that are specially designed for the comfort and safety of your dog’s paws. The grate system keeps your dogs paws dry because the urine drips through the grates into the base. This prevents him from tracking that liquid through the house

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How To Potty Train A Yorkie

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Dear fellow Yorkie lover,
We know that Yorkies are adorable, cute little dogs that many of us have fallen in love with. How can anyone resist? But, as cute as they are, it’s a well known issue that smaller dogs have a more difficult time with potty training than larger dogs. So, we’re here to help you. We answer questions about potty training puppies almost every day because we created the best indoor dog potty system on the market. It’s the ONLY APA (American Pet Association) approved product of it’s kind. So we know what we’re talking about.

Yorkie potty training
Learn about yorkie training and potty training puppies with our useful information below. Here are some general things to know before you begin the process of potty training your yorkie puppy.

1) Puppies are like children. And just like children, they do not know right from wrong. They have to be taught.

2) The Age Of Your Yorkie Affects The Potty Training Process

a) The general rule of thumb is that for the first 5 – 7 weeks of your Yorkie’s life, you will need an indoor potty training system is necessary and should be used in conjunction with the housebreaking process.

b) The most important time in potty training puppies takes place between the first 8 – 16 weeks. This is when it’s important that your training be consistent. That means using the same techniques and keeping to a time frame. Be aware that at this age, puppies can generally hold their bladder for as long as 2 hours. So, consider then when setting up a time frame on how often to take him out.

c) By the time your Yorkie is 16 weeks old he should be able to hold his bladder for as long as 4 hours. Your home dog training process should continue but of course by now, your puppy should be quite well trained. You can simply change your time frame now from taking him out every 2 hours to taking him out every 4 hours.

d) By the time your beloved Yorkie is 6 months old he should be able to hold his bladder for 5 – 6 hours. Most puppies are housebroken by this time, although there may be the occasional “accident”, depending on factors such as changes in the environment and of course any infections or illnesses.

If you suspect an infection or illness please take your Yorkie to your Veterinarian immediately.

Tips On Potty Training Your Yorkie Puppy

Potty train your Yorkie puppy the easy way with 7 easy to follow steps.

1) Never, ever physically punish your puppy. It’s cruel and it eventually results in bad behavior from your dog. Many dog owners make this mistake when potty training puppies so don’t make this same mistake.

2) You want to catch your Yorkie “in the act” and immediately pick him up and take him outside to where you would like him to go. Use a stern voice, enough to let him know that what he was doing was not acceptable. It’s important to catch him “in the act” because it can be confusing to your pet when you’re scolding him and he’s not sure why. You want to potty train a puppy to go outside but it takes time and patience.

3) You want your puppy to learn where it’s NOT appropriate to relieve himself. Notably in the home, near food and sleeping areas. You can do this by using a crate and an indoor potty system. Although it may seem cruel to put your beautiful Yorkie in a crate the truth is, it offers a sense of security for him. It’s “his” place. It’s important to note that he should only be confined in the crate for a short period of time. It’s not meant to be a jail cell. You can put your puppy in the crate when you’re away from home but make sure to note the recommendations we have given you regarding the age of your puppy and how often they need to relive themselves.

Crates can be metal or wood or even plastic. These days, they come in a large variety of shapes and materials. Make it comfortable for your Yorkie by making sure it’s large enough for him to turn around in and be comfortable, but not so large that they can roam. In general, dogs do not generally relieve themselves in their immediate territory so you want to keep the space small enough to avoid him “going” in his crate.

4) Consistency is the key factor in potty training puppies. Not only in timing how often to take your puppy outside but also in location. When you do take him outside, make sure to take him to the same spots. For an indoor dog potty system, make sure it remains in the same area in your home. Keep to a feeding schedule as well. Use the same language and the same tone of speech each time you are going to take him out. The more consistent you can be, the better it will be for you and your beloved dog.

5) Don’t wait to begin the house training process. As soon as you bring your new puppy home, start right away. To potty train a puppy, you need to establish your house rules as soon as you can.

6) Make sure to reward your pet by praising him when he does the right thing. Just like children, puppies need to know that they’ve pleased you.

7) A little tip that may help in the first 6 months of potty training puppies is to put up the puppy’s water bowl during the night. This will keep him from drinking throughout the night which will help him (and you) to sleep through the night!

Follow these tips and you will successfully potty train a puppy!

Well, we hope that these tips on how to house train a yorkie puppy will help you and your new family member to become the very best of friends for many, many years.

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Having trouble with your dog not listening?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

If you’re having trouble with your dog not listening to you, click here for dog training advice and tips on our UGODOG blog!

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How To House Train A Puppy

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Who doesn’t love a puppy? Let’s face it, they are lovable! And owning a puppy can be filled with beautiful and wonderful moments but anyone who has a puppy or is considering adopting one should also be aware that there is some work involved. Mainly, house training that puppy.
House Train a Puppy Learn about potty training puppies with our useful information. So, here are some general things to know before you begin the process of potty training your puppy.

1) Puppies are like children. And just like children, puppies do not know right from wrong. They have to be taught.

2) Age Of Your Puppy Affects How To Potty Train A Puppy

a) The general rule of thumb is that for the first 5 – 7 weeks of a puppy’s life, an indoor potty training system is necessary and should be used in conjunction with the housebreaking process.

b) The most important time in potty training puppies takes place between the first 8 – 16 weeks. This is when it’s important that your training be consistent. That means using the same techniques and keeping to a time frame. Be aware that at this age, puppies can generally hold their bladder for as long as 2 hours. So, consider then when setting up a time frame on how often to take him out.

c) By the time your pet is 16 weeks old he should be able to hold his bladder for as long as 4 hours. Your home dog training should continue but of course by now, your puppy should be quite well trained. You can simply change your time frame now from taking him out every 2 hours to taking him out every 4 hours.

d) By the time your puppy is 6 months old he should be able to hold his bladder for 5 – 6 hours. Most puppies are housebroken by this time, although there may be the occasional “accident”, depending on factors such as changes in the environment and of course any infections or illnesses.

If you suspect an infection or illness please take your pet to your Veterinarian immediately.

Tips On House Training Your Puppy

Potty train a puppy the easy way with our easy to follow steps.

1) Never, ever physically punish your puppy. It’s cruel and it eventually results in bad behavior from your dog. Many dog owners make this mistake when potty training puppies so don’t make this same mistake.

2) Catch your puppy “in the act” and immediately pick him up and take him outside to where you would like him to go. Use a stern voice, enough to let him know that what he was doing was not acceptable. It’s important to catch him “in the act” because it can be confusing to your pet when you’re scolding him and he’s not sure why. You want to potty train a puppy to go outside but it takes time and patience.

3) You want your puppy to learn where it’s NOT appropriate to relieve himself. Notably in the home, near food and sleeping areas. You can do this by using a crate and an indoor potty system. Although it may seem cruel to put your puppy in a crate the truth is, it offers a sense of security for your pet. It’s “his” place. It’s important to note that the puppy should only be confined in the crate for a short period of time. It’s not meant to be a jail cell. You can put your puppy in the crate when you’re away from home but make sure to note the recommendations we have given you regarding the age of your puppy and how often they need to relive themselves.

Crates can be metal or wood or even plastic. These days, they come in a large variety of shapes and materials. Make it comfortable for your pet by making sure it’s large enough for him to turn around in and be comfortable, but not so large that they can roam. In general, dogs do not generally relieve themselves in their immediate territory so you want to keep the space small enough to avoid him “going” in his crate.

4) Consistency is the key factor in potty training puppies. Not only in timing how often to take your puppy outside but also in location. When you do take him outside, make sure to take him to the same spots. For an indoor dog potty system, make sure it remains in the same area in your home. Keep to a feeding schedule as well. Use the same language and the same tone of speech each time you are going to take him out. The more consistent you can be, the better it will be for you and your beloved dog.

5) Don’t wait to begin the house training process. As soon as you bring your new puppy home, start right away. To potty train a puppy, you need to establish your house rules as soon as you can.

6) Make sure to reward your pet by praising him when he does the right thing. Just like children, puppies need to know that they’ve pleased you.

7) A little tip that may help in the first 6 months of potty training puppies is to put up the puppy’s water bowl during the night. This will keep him from drinking throughout the night which will help him (and you) to sleep through the night!

Follow these tips and you will successfully potty train a puppy!

Well, we hope that these tips on how to house train a puppy will help you and your new family member to become the very best of friends for many, many years.

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As we all know, pets live for treats! here’s a useful tip from UGODOG about Ideas for good treats to use in training. Enjoy!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013


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CHEAT SHEET – Training Your Dog to Potty Indoors

Monday, August 5th, 2013

From the Author House Training for Dummies and the writer of the UGODOG Training manual

UGODOG dog training for dummies

UGODOG 5 easy steps


You may want to housetrain your puppy or adult dog to go to the bathroom in an indoor potty area. A dog potty or dog toilet can be some newspapers spread on the floor, a dog litter box (like UGODOGO), or some other device located in a designated area of your home. Here are some housetraining tips that make indoor housetraining a breeze:
• Do consider indoor training if you live in a high-rise apartment, can’t get around easily, and/or have a very small dog.
• Do consider your needs, your dog’s needs, and your home’s layout when deciding where to put the indoor potty.
• Do get a crate for your indoor trainee so that he learns to regulate his potty maneuvers.
• Do use scent and repetition to teach your dog that the indoor potty is the only surface upon which he should take a whiz or make a deposit.
• Do be patient if you move the potty from outdoors to indoors.
• Don’t let your puppy roam freely unless you can watch him.
• Don’t get angry at your puppy for making a mistake; get mad at yourself for giving him a chance to do so.
• Don’t take your indoor trainee outside for a walk or for playtime until after he’s done his business.

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While the pooper-scooper is one of those great inventions a pet owner relies on, maybe relying on UGODOG’s potty-training tips would be of equal value to you? Check ‘em out!

Friday, July 26th, 2013


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Love on your pets today – they make the world go round!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013


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UGODOG Trainging Tip #8 -Train your dog not to bark

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Dog barking
How to prevent your dog from barking while you are away.

Dogs bark for a variety of reasons. In many cases for dogs that are left home alone for long periods of time barking can be due to boredom or anxiety. Bark collars or other equipment can be purchased and sometimes can work to curb the barking behavior, but do nothing for the underlying cause of the behavior. So do your dog a favor and work to discover WHY your dog is barking! THEN you can explore ways to help your dog feel better and therefore decrease his barking. To relieve boredom, stuff-able rubber toys or sterilized bones can be left filled with their favorite food/treats and give them something to chew on, puzzle toys or other interactive toys can also help. Two examples are Linkables or the Kong Wobbler. For dogs that are barking because of anxiety, my next week’s tip will contain information on that subject. For more information or to contact me, visit pawsitiveencounters.com.

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UGODOG Training Tip #6 – Train using treats for fearful or aggressive dogs

Monday, May 6th, 2013

fearful anxious dogs

There is a physiological reason why food is a wonderful tool in working with fearful or anxious and consequently, aggressive, dogs. To borrow from Victoria Stilwell and her article, “Why Positive Training is not Bribery”:
Food has the power to not only enhance a dog’s ability to learn but also helps a dog overcome fear or anxiety by raising the levels of dopamine in the brain and stimulating the desire to seek or move towards the food reward. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in reward-driven learning and helps regulate movement and emotional responses. If a dog is presented with food before he reaches a high stress level in the presence of a stimulus that scares him, a positive emotional response occurs. There are circuits in the dog’s brain that encourage seeking or hunting behavior and circuits that elicit the fear response. When you present food to your dog you turn on his seeker system, effectively turning off the fear… Turning on the thinking brain deactivates the emotional brain, enhancing a dog’s attentiveness with positive motivation and allowing him to move into a calmer state where learning can take place.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you Victoria!  For more information or to contact me, visit pawsitiveencounters.com or to read the rest of the article, visit http://positively.com/2012/05/14/why-positive-training-is-not-bribery/

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