Discover Why People Fail at Potty Training Their Dog

With the holidays here, folks are shopping around for that very special gift for their loved ones and friends. And what better gift than the companionship a puppy can offer…but unfortunately, the timing just isn't right.

You can't properly live with a dog unless you give it some basic training. An untrained dog is a recipe for disaster. And you can't blame the dog for its bad behavior! If you come home, and your dog about knocks you over in its exuberance to greet you, that's nobody's fault but your own. If you haven't taught him to sit and stay, too bad for you!

Potty training for your dog! Well that's something you better take care of, or you're going to regret it forever. If you have given a proper training to your dog, you can trust him to defecate or urinate only in the place you have selected for him. It could appear a little tough in the beginning and certainly frustrating when you're starting out, but patience will get the job done for you. Here are some tips on how you could go about the job.

When you catch your pet circling around a spot on the floor or in mid action, yelp out loud, this will alarm your dog and gives you a chance to take them outside to finish their job. That's why it's so important to never yell at your dog after they eliminate in the house. Keep in mind it's your fault you didn't catch your dog in time to prevent it from happening.

Before you actually see blood dripping from your dog's nostril, there are already signs associated with canine nose bleeding. Your dog will initially sneeze or you will discover discharge from the nose. Sometimes the discharge may contain blood. Your dog may also show difficulty breathing indicating that there is a foreign object lodged in the nasal passage. He will even try to rub his muzzle against a hard surface. If blood is coming from only one nostril or if there is discharge, the presence of diseases such as distemper, bacterial rhinitis, infected sinuses, kennel cough and canine nose tumor exist.

Puppy care is a very demanding job. Like infants, the early 36 hrs after their birth is very critical and especially if it has been separated from his mother. The puppy can be kept in a separate bed or a box with a heated lamp in it. This is done to maintain the temperature at 97degrees during the first week after his birth. In the second week it can be lowered to 80 degrees and further to 70degrees in the third week. This lasts for first few weeks as the puppy does not emit his own body heat. They require the warmth; otherwise their body becomes too cold and vulnerable to pneumonia.