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How a Dog Walking Business Will Get You out of the Puppy Potty Training Doldrums

A puppy's head stuck in a gate and needs potty training help

Don't get stuck in the doldrums, like our puppy "fur"iend Loki got stuck in his dog-proof-cat-friendly gate. We promise, using a pet care service can indeed be beneficial when it comes to potty training your puppy! A magic wand? Nope, that's not it. But, we can help to make it a little more magical! Here are a few ways in which a pet care service can assist you in this process:

  1. Consistency and Routine (boring, right?): Potty training requires a consistent routine to reinforce good habits in your puppy. If you're unable to be home consistently or have a busy schedule, a pet care service can help establish and maintain a regular routine for your puppy's potty breaks (and some excitement in the matter). They can take your puppy out at regular intervals, ensuring they have ample opportunities to relieve themselves and reinforcing the desired behavior. You will most likely get pictures and notes that will 100% get you out of the puppy training trance. #PottyTraining

  2. Professional Guidance (we have been there, done that!): Pet care service providers often have experienced staff who are knowledgeable about puppy training, including potty training. They can offer expert advice, tips, and techniques to help expedite the process and address any challenges that may arise. Their expertise can be especially helpful if you're a first-time puppy owner and need an extra helping paw (yes, we really aren't dogs and have paws, but we work so closely with them, it may happen soon enough). #Beentheredonethat

  3. Socialization: Many pet care services provide opportunities for socialization with other dogs. This exposure to other dogs in a controlled environment can be beneficial for potty training. Puppies often learn by observing and imitating other dogs, so being around other well-trained dogs can help reinforce good bathroom habits. "Look Fido, Bella is going pee pee". Just like human role models, dogs look at other dogs to provide teachings also. #GoodDog

  4. Reinforcement and Positive Reinforcement: Pet care providers can reinforce the potty training efforts you make at home. They can use positive reinforcement techniques, such as praise and rewards ("Treats?? Did you say treats?" That's a word that you might end up needing to spell out T-R-E-A-T-S because, you know your new puppy is smarter than you think!), to encourage your puppy to eliminate in the appropriate designated area. Consistent positive reinforcement helps your puppy associate the desired behavior with positive experiences, making them more likely to repeat it. #T-R-E-A-T-S

  5. Reduced Accidents and Stress: With a pet care service, you can minimize accidents in your home while you're away. Regular potty breaks provided by the service can help prevent your puppy from having accidents indoors. (And if by chance an accident happens, we will even be there to clean up the mid day mess. Now that's something to write home to Mom about, right?). Additionally, having a reliable service taking care of your puppy's needs reduces your stress and worry about coming home to messes, enabling you to focus on reinforcing good behavior when you're present. #Facts

  6. Problem Solving with Professionals: If you choose a professional pet care provider, they should be awesome problem solvers. Providing care for pets is an every day task. Working provides us many opportunities to problem solve. Why reinvent the wheel when you don't have to? We may have already been through a problem and have a solution. But ,if not, don't worry, we have tricks up our sleeves and are very creative. Creative might be our middle name? #Truth

Remember that potty training takes time, consistency, and patience. While a pet care service can be a valuable resource, it's essential to be actively involved in your puppy's training process. Work closely with the pet care service to ensure they understand your specific training goals and preferences for your puppy. You also might have some fun with the pet care provider as well (We hope so!). #Fun


Jul 18, 2023

Raising a puppy is hard work! Accept all the help you can find!


Kate Frantz
Kate Frantz
Jul 17, 2023

Great information!!! That' s a great service to offer to all new pet/puppy owners!!!

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