Even the most well behaved Maltipoo puppy is going to have some accidents. But with consistent training- and a lot of patience- you can potty train your Maltipoo.
Here, we’ll show you how to properly potty train your new Maltipoo puppy.
Before you start potty training your Maltipoo, make sure you have everything you’ll need.
Here’s a short list of potty training essentials:
Your Maltipoo’s crate will be the most important part of equipment for potty training.
When choosing a crate, you’ll want to pick one that isn’t too big. If your Maltipoo has too much space, they may use this extra real estate as a bathroom. But if your dog only has enough room to lie down and stretch out, they will hold it in until they are outside.
These are absorbent pads that can be placed in the house to keep your puppy from ruining your floors. You can use them to teach your puppy where they should go to the bathroom.
Stain and odor removers
Potty training any Maltipoo is going to involve a few mistakes, and that can mean smelly carpets and stains. Always have stain and odor removers on hand for when your puppy doesn’t make it outside.
Once you’re ready to potty train, you’ll need to teach your Maltipoo a command for going to the bathroom. This will help your dog create an association with words and going to the bathroom.
And once they do go to the bathroom, make sure you smother them in praise. But don’t give them treats, as this can be a slippery slope.
When you’re potty training your puppy, you need to be consistent with bathroom breaks.
The most important part of this is establishing a feeding schedule. You’ll want your Maltipoo to eat at the same time every day, so that they’ll go to the bathroom at certain times.
And don’t leave food lying around, as this can disrupt your puppy’s potty schedule.
You need to also be consistent with where you take your Maltipoo to go potty. Whenever you go outside with your dog, pick a place and always take your dog there. This will teach your Maltipoo that they should only go in one place, and that the world is not one big bathroom.
It can take a while for Maltipoos to become fully potty trained. The key is to be patient, and stick to your training routine. Eventually, your puppy will learn.
However, there are a few cases where puppies won’t stop going to the bathroom indoors. This could be a sign of an emotional or medical issue.
Consult your vet if you’re having issues with potty training your Maltipoo and are worried that there could be a medical reason.
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