Getting a labradoodle puppy can be quite fun. They are cute and make great play mates even when they grow up. However, owning a labradoodle puppy can also be a lot of work. Despite how adorable they look they can be quite messy especially when still young and not properly housetrained. If you do not housetrain your labradoodle puppy he will continue to relieve himself inside that house and I believe no one wants that. It can get quite smelly and cleaning everything can be quite a stress.
Now housetraining your labradoodle puppy can be a challenge, but if you know what you are doing, it will be much easier. It is recommended that you housetrain a dog while they are still a puppy. Take note that labradoodles are smart dogs but you will still need to have a lot of patience in housetraining. In a few weeks you will be able to properly housetrain your labradoodle and not have to worry about any mess inside the house (other than dirt and mud that is). So now, let’s take a look at how you can housetrain your labradoodle puppy.
- Keep your eye on your pup – By constantly checking on your pup you will be able to notice any signs of discomfort or desire to be relived. You might notice this through restlessness and going around looking for a place to pee. Once you notice any sign, take your pup outside immediately. This will give your labradoodle puppy the idea that he should only relieve himself outdoors and not inside the house. So make sure that you keep an eye on your pup.
- Give your pup regular breaks – Young labradoodle pups have small bladders which they may not yet have full control of so they may have the need to go to the bathroom often. Because of that, it is recommended that you regularly bring your pup outside of the house giving him some ample time to get relived. Even if your pup doesn’t need to go to the bathroom immediately, it will help bringing him outside so that you have nothing to worry while indoors.
- Go on walks – Often times your labradoodle will want to go out for a walk. Going on walks will provide your pup an opportunity to relieve himself outside as there are some dogs like to relive themselves outside preferably by trees and fire hydrants. When going out make sure that you keep your labradoodle on a leash and bring a bag to pick up any feces if your dog poops by the street or on someone else’s property.
- Give your dog reassurance – When dogs relieve themselves indoors they might not know what they are doing is wrong. Make sure that you do not get angry whenever this happens and properly guide your dog. When your dog successfully relieves himself outside, make sure you give praise and assurance and throw in a reward as well. This will make your labradoodle puppy think that he should do his business outside and not indoors.