Raiding a dog takes time and patience, but in the case of a Boston Terrier, it is a well-known fact that they are particularly difficult to raid. While there is no magic bullet to make the process easier, the only tried and true method is consistency.
Targeting your Boston Terrier’s housebreaking can be a tough job, but consistently follow these 5 easy steps and you’ll be sure to get results much faster:
Step 1. Train your Boston Terrier from the moment you receive them. This can be really crucial as dogs, even puppies, don’t like to have accidents where they sleep. Even if an occasional accident occurs in the cage, you can be sure that it will only occur in a localized, easy-to-clean space. Unless you actually take this step, your pup will have the full range of the house while you are gone, and they will have accidents wherever they feel the need. Since puppies need to relieve themselves about six times a day, this can and will include that expensive Persian rug.
Step 2. Take your Boston Terrier outside (or to the designated bathroom) immediately after eating. This can be a really important step that will require your full attention and concentration. You will need to be there to monitor the feeding at first. The reason you will need to do this is that your puppy will generally need to relieve himself immediately and if you are not there to make sure he is in the right place, he may be back a second too late.
Step 3. Clean up all accidents immediately and thoroughly. The main reason why is simply because we want to eliminate the evidence that the accident ever happened, particularly the odor. If there is a lingering odor, this can make the puppy think this is the right place to go and cause a repeat offense in the same spot. Another rationale could be to keep your home.
Step 4. Take frequent, random trips outside or to the bathroom, and use words of encouragement. To elaborate on that, my 4 year old Boston Terrier pees when ordered, simply because I trained her to go when I said “pee.” This is not only beneficial during training, but also later, when you are in a hurry and need them to go fast.
Step 5. Don’t punish “accidents”. Especially when they are puppies, they won’t understand why you are upset anyway. This is partly difficult for some dog owners, but the fact is that dogs respond better to positive stimuli than negative ones. Also, while you want your puppy to respect you, you don’t want him to fear you. Boston Terriers, more than other breeds, are particularly sensitive to the tone of your voice, so even yelling and harsh tones can cause them to shiver and cower in the corner. And in the worst case, it can cause them to urinate in fear, further aggravating the problem.
In the end, if you have stuck to the tips mentioned above to the end, you will have succeeded and now you can relax and enjoy the benefits of that success. Housebreaking a Boston Terrier is not an easy task, so you can be somewhat self-satisfied and self-satisfied. You set out to “Climb this mountain”, and today you did! Indulge yourself a little in your achievement. Now have fun with your newly trained best friend!
If you don’t follow the tips above, your Boston will eventually fix it, but you can end up with a very dirty home in the process! Good luck!
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