Pepper, the InDog rescue, peed and pooped on both the couches, my bed, and my parents’ bed. YIKES!!
Toilet training your pup as soon as he/she is home is absolutely essential! It can save you a lot of trouble. Take that effort in the first few weeks or months to teach your pup where to do his/her job. Warning – it can be hard work!
Be consistent – Use the same word, and take your dog to the same surface/spot
Be patient – Shouting at your dog won’t get you anywhere. In fact, it might make your pup avoid you when he/she needs to go. Only reprimand your pup verbally DURING the act of soiling your home, not after.
Reward your pup when he/she gets it right! Remember to pet and smile before simply throwing a food treat around.
3 Times When You Should Take Your Pup Out:
1. After a nap
2. After a meal/drink
3. After/during play
In case you’re wondering, Pepper improved by leaps and bounds!
Four foster homes later, Pepper has found a great home with another InDog companion, Zorro. Thanks to YODA, and all the Bombay folks for helping to find her a great home 🙂
More pictures coming soon.
(Remember to pick up after your dog!)