One of the most important things you will do as a Cockapoo parent is to toilet train your dog. This process can be tricky, but with patience and some basic tips, you can get your dog using the bathroom in no time!
This article will discuss the basics of toilet training your Cockapoo and provide some helpful tips to make the process as easy as possible.
Patience And Kindness Are Key.
When training your dog to do their business, it is important to be patient and kind. Dogs are smart creatures, but they do not understand English. Therefore, when you are toilet training your dog, you will need to use hand signals and verbal cues to let them know what you want them to do. You will also need to give him plenty of opportunities to do so. This means taking your Cockapoo outside frequently and making sure that there is a designated spot for him to go and take care of their business.
Rewarding Him For Success
When your Cockapoo does go in the correct spot, be sure to reward him with lots of praise and maybe even a tasty treat. This positive reinforcement will help him understand that he is doing what you want him to do and encourage him to continue following your commands. Just remember, don’t punish your dog if he has an accident indoors; this will only make him confused and less likely to want to please you.
Always Keep Your Cockapoo Somewhere Where It Is Okay For Accidents
It is important always to keep your dog in an environment where you are okay with him having accidents. This means not keeping him in a crate for long periods or leaving him outside for long periods. If he is always confined to one specific area, he will only be able to do his business in that spot, and it will be much harder for you to train him properly.
Be Patient And Consistent
Training your dog to use the toilet is not going to happen overnight. It will require patience and consistency on your part. You need to make sure that you follow the same routine each day and reward your dog when he does what you ask of him. If you get frustrated, take a break and return to it later.
Don’t Be Concerned If You Have A Toilet Accident:
Even the best-trained dogs can have a toilet accident every once. If this happens, don’t get discouraged – clean it up and carry on. Dogs are creatures of habit, so as long as you are consistent with your training, your Cockapoo will eventually learn where to go about doing his business. It would help if you kept in mind is that each dog is different, so some may take a little longer than others to learn the ropes.
When Your Cockapoo Has An Accident, Don’t Chastise Them:
When your dog has a toilet accident, the worst thing you can do is to chastise them. This will only make them anxious and stressed, which will, in turn, make it more difficult for them to learn. If you find that your dog has trouble getting the hang of things, take a step back and try again later. You can also try a different method, depending on what works best for your pup.
If your Cockapoo has an accident in the house, calmly and quickly clean it up with an enzymatic cleaner designed to remove pet urine odor. This will help discourage them from doing their business in that spot again.
How to Toilet Train Your Cockapoo
Now that you have a general idea of training your dog, it is time to get started. The first step is to identify where you want him to do his business. This could be outdoors in a designated spot or indoors on some newspapers or a pee pad. Once you have decided on a spot, start by putting your dog there and saying, “go, boy/girl.” If he goes, praise him enthusiastically and give him a treat. If he doesn’t go, bring him back inside and try again later.
When your Cockapoo does relieve himself in the correct spot, always praise him effusively and give him a treat. This will help ensure that he continues to go in the right place. As your dog gets better at this, you can slowly wean him off of the treats until he is going to the toilet purely out of obedience.
It is also important to keep a close eye on your dog when he is the first toilet trained, as accidents happen. If you catch him in the act of going toilet inside, say “no” and immediately take him outside to the correct spot. This will help him associate going to the toilet with getting praised and rewarded.
We want to conclude that toilet training your Cockapoo is not difficult, but it requires patience and consistency. With a little bit of effort, you will have a clean and smell-free house!