How to Prevent Your Dog from Pooping on the Floor
This is something that is really difficult for some people. When you are housetraining a puppy, it is incredibly common for the puppy to mistake the carpet for the yard. Think about it; they both look similar (remember, dogs are color-blind), and they feel similar on their paws. So, you want to do everything you can to eliminate confusion. Here are some tips.
- Take the puppy outside as much as you can. Every two hours is the suggested amount of time, if you can. Do so after eating and playing as well.
- Pick a spot for the dog to go to the bathroom, and always go there. It will make your puppy less likely to poop in places other than that spot until they get more comfortable with the routine.
- Pepper the carpets. This sounds really odd, but a lot of pet owners recommend it. Within minutes of sprinkling the pepper, the smell will go away for your nose, but your puppy will notice it for a long time and avoid using the carpet as a bathroom.
If you can prevent your dog or puppy from pooping on the floor, you don’t have to know how to clean dog poop from your carpet because it won’t happen that often. These tips should help you prevent most accidents during the housebreaking process.