If you’re working with an older pet who is having trouble controlling their bladder or a puppy or kitten that simply doesn’t understand the house training rules yet, it’s important to stay calm and be patient. Consistency is the best underlying strategy here.
Below are some tips for managing a pet with accident prone behavior:
1. Establish a Routine: Creating a routine for your pet is essential for managing unfavorable behavior - especially accidents indoors. Give them regular potty breaks and consistent meal times on a predictable schedule. This will help to create a routine that your pet can stick to.
2. Use Positive Reinforcement: Whenever your pet has a successful potty break, reward them with a treat and plenty of good praise. Positive reinforcement is one of the most effective ways of getting the good behavior to become a good habit!
3. Monitor Your Furry Child: Make sure to monitor your dog or cat and watch for signs that they may need to go for a potty break. If you see these signs, its a good idea to take them outside right away. We recommend going to the same spot consistently, while also assisting them with initiating their potty process by encouraging them to 'go potty' or 'potty time'.
4. Clean Up Accidents Immediately: Cleaning pet accidents indoors quickly and thoroughly is essential for preventing re-occurrences.
5. Visit the Vet: If you’re dealing with a pet who is having abnormally frequent accidents, it might make sense to take them to the vet for a check-up. There may be an underlying medical condition that needs to be addressed.
By following these tips, you can help to manage your furry baby's accident-prone behavior, keeping your home clean and accident-free!
With patience and consistency, you can help your dog or cat adopt the potty rules and stay on track!