It is very much necessary to have your chihuahua trained to go to the bathroom. It is difficult to teach them as they are very notorious. Sometimes, the owner raises a red flag when they fail to teach them about their places of taking baths. If done correctly then the chihuahua could be trained at any point in their lifetime. All you need to do is have patience and wait for your dog to learn. Working together and choosing the right guidelines could help the drug in the right guidelines. The wrong bathroom habits by your chihuahua may lead him to the shelters sometimes, as no one wants a chihuahua peeing in their house everywhere. Below could be some chihuahua Housebreaking tips:
Selecting an area
The area for the starting of your dog’s training should be specified and cleared. A place near the house will be very much suitable for the dog. However, try avoiding the places where humans gather often. Choose a place keeping in mind the different weather your place experiences. Now, you don’t want your chihuahua to run away from training from the excuse of changing the weather. Also please note the things that are located in the area so that you know your chihuahua is safe from all the danger during the training. Always keep patience until the time your pet accepts the changes and the practices.
Keep everything ready and set the schedule
For chihuahuas keep a leash ready and have your coat, shoes ready so that you could always make a quick escape for the training when needed. Based on the age of the dog try making a schedule every few hours. For 2 months, the dog tries making a schedule for 2 hours, for a 3-month-old every 3 hours, and so on. Bring the chihuahua outside at some of the specific times that may include mealtime or some time of the day:
- Take him out in the morning as soon as he wakes.
- After 20 minutes of feeding each time.
- During the time right after the pet wakes from his very much needed sleep.
- And finally after 20 minutes before the bedtime of the chihuahua.
- Try taking the puppy outside even without a leash that way the chihuahua will be excited to reach the designated place
Give your chihuahua time to accept the changes
When you go out with your pet try standing in the center and allow your chihuahua to get familiar with the surroundings. When a dog is satisfied with the surroundings he will move away to someplace and pee.
Appreciate the efforts
Keep encouraging your chihuahua with attention, rewards, and being enthusiastic about the efforts he is making. This way the dog will have confidence that doing this makes you happy and rewards him. He will try doing it every time you take him out.
Increase the time
As your chihuahua grows start increasing the time. A chihuahua has less ability to hold bathroom needs for a longer time. So, it is advisable to increase the timings to avoid getting your carpet wet. The schedule for training should also be adjusted accordingly.
Give response when needed
It is a habit of some chihuahuas to wake at night and whine. This is all to get the attention of the owner or maybe to meet his bathroom needs. So, during night time it is necessary to have training on two of the elements:
- try putting him to sleep by patting him
- and give potty training if needed
During night potty time is serious so put the chihuahua to sleep as soon as possible after the dog has no more needs.
Plan for when you are not available
Try planning for the days when you won’t be available. Try making some extra places that will give chihuahua some space so that he could move freely. In the extra area provide all the supplies that he would need for the time you are not present. This way the dog will meet all the training needs. And as the dog will grow the time for bathroom needs will increase and the dog will be able to survive for a longer time.
All the above methods will help you train your chihuahua and make him more disciplined. Though the dog is known for its notorious nature if treated with patience the results could be worth the wait. The dog could be trained at any age but provided the nature if trained earlier the results could be achieved early.