It’s great to have your dog stay indoors and keep you company, and it can be good for your pet’s health to do so as well. However, to make sure your dog doesn’t pee inside the house, it’s a good idea to take a few measures for appropriate training. Fortunately, dogs are some of the house pets that are most open to training, so integrating these measures shouldn’t be a problem over the long haul:
- Establish a designated spot outside where you will want your dog to pee without affecting your lawn or garden.
- Create a routine. For instance, a certain amount of time after a meal, you can take your dog outside to do his business.
- Insist on reward-based training. When your dog does something you want from them – such as urinating at the right time and in the right place – reward them with a treat.
Of course, not all dogs are the same, and with age and sickness, the most typical measures of house training will not work anymore. If your canine companion has issues with moving around, and has lost some motor skills over the years, make sure you keep him mostly close to a viable exit, so he can go out and pee quickly when he needs to. For aging pets, you can also consider dog diapers as an added measure.