Potty Training Like a Pro: Establishing a Routine
Potty training doesn't have to be a messy headache.
This is why we at City Doggo LTD have recently launched our new product – the Oui Oui Patch: a real grass pet potty that teaches puppies to go on the correct surface (grass!) and is perfect for pets living in flats or with balconies. We believe that for pets without their own gardens this is the best solution to giving them access to nature all day long. Grass is a natural trigger for dogs to toilet making Oui Oui Patch the most instinctual & easy way to teach new pups how to stay dry, especially pre-vaccinations and after operations or illness.
The Oui Oui Patch offers your pet a natural and instinctual potty experience. If you perhaps have a new puppy who should not go to the park due to incomplete vaccinations, the Oui Oui Patch will help them associate toilet time with grass, not your bathmat! Plastic pee pads are not only environmentally unfriendly, but they can also confuse our pets as they are often similar to other small rugs you might have. The Oui Oui Patch helps you avoid the hours of cleaning usually necessary when potty training, but is also 100% biodegradable and kinder to the planet. Give it a go, why not?
Here are our top tips:
Establish a Routine
If you have a crazy schedule or the weather is not on your side, taking daily walks to the nearest green-space might be tricky. As a result, your pet may not be used to having a specific allocated time to doing their potty business. Like babies, puppies do best on a regular schedule. The schedule teaches them that there are times to eat, times to play and times to do their business.
Firstly, make sure your puppy can only access the Oui Oui Patch under your supervision. Perhaps by closing the door the balcony or cordoning it off. Then when it’s time for their toileting, bring them to the Oui Oui Patch This will not only create an association with time and toileting, but also WHERE this action is to take place.If your pup is just starting out with their house-training, this step will be important for building the connection between the command word and the expected behaviour
Try to encourage your pet to start a routine by placing them on the Oui Oui Patch in the morning, after meals, before bed, and so on, and use phrases such as "wee-wee", so that they start to build associations with time, sounds and location of when they should do their business. It might be necessary for you to use your FurBaby's lead to keep them on the patch.
Understanding and interpreting your pup's cues, such as sniffing, circling, barking or scratching, can help you to anticipate when nature is calling.
Older dogs need a routine as much as puppies do, no matter how they have learned to do things in the past, it is never too late to relearn a routine. Smell is an important training trigger for dogs of all ages, and what may help is to dab a bit of tissue into your pet's urine and rubbing it off gently on the grass to build the association.