Meet Buddy, the 12-week old bichon cross Yorkie.
Toilet training and controlling the bladder isn’t something puppies are born knowing how to do. Similar to human babies, as puppies grow and their spinal cord develops, they gradually gain bladder control - which can be up to a year for bigger dogs. They also aren’t born knowing where the appropriate place to go is, so it’s really important that we teach them.
We started straight away and set Buddy up for success from the moment we arrived, conducting the session from the area where Buddy will be expected to go to the toilet and by the end of the session, he was toileting in the yard.
We also buy a daily routine in place and highlighted the times where he was more likely to need the toilet and how often to let him out while discussing how to change the plan as he learns to control his bladder.
We also taught Buddy some impulse control and to sit for attention, rather than jumping up and nipping. As you can see below, we taught this using an errorless method, which means Buddy doesn’t have to make mistakes to learn and can keep a session happy and upbeat - whilst achieving the desired outcome.
Buddy did fab and is a super lovely little puppy floof!
Well done Buddy, you’ll do great in your forever home!
If this case sounds like your dog and you are having a similar issue, or a different issue entirely, book a FREE assessment call with us by clicking HERE.