Everybody loves dogs, cats, and pets in general, especially when they’re young. No one can resist a cute puppy, but having a pet means having a lot of responsibilities as well. So what can you do when a puppy that was used to doing things his way, grows up into a 30 pounds dog that besides living in your home likes to play in the dirt? It isn’t much you can do to correct his behavior then, but presuming that you’ve training your pet since it was small, you can make it abide rules just like anybody else. Here are some ways that you can deal with pets and their habit of making a mess in your home.
A Polite Pet
Your pet is your responsibility, just as you kid is. But it is also an animal, and parenting techniques that involve speaking don’t apply when training a pet, as although they might listen they don’t have to say anything about the conversation that you just had on their behavior. But what you can do is train them from the moment they enter your home. This means that you’ll be making them used to certain rules. If you have your pet enjoy a Sunday afternoon in part, make sure that it is clean before it goes back in the house. Another thing that’s a must if you want to maintain hygiene while having a pet in your home is to make your toilet their toilet.
No, I don’t mean that you should share your toilet bowl with your pet, what I meant is that you should put that litter box, or wherever they use when they need to go to toilet, your bathroom. This will not only contribute to maintaining hygiene in your apartment, but you’ll also make it clear for your pet that there are certain rules and that you’re the boss. This is extremely important, especially when having a pet like a dog who need’s a dominant figure, or he’ll assume one. And once he thinks he’s in charge no amount of yelling and attempts to correct his behavior won’t work. As he knows that after that, he gets to do whatever he wants again like nothing happened. So the goal here is to train your pet before it gets old enough to have a mind of his own.