There is something very important to bear in mind when trying to housetrain a puppy – they do not have very long working memories. This has to be taken into consideration on top of the fact that pups will already respond badly to negative reinforcement, as it will only serve to stress the poor pup out. It might even make matters worse!
So when you come home from work and see that the carpet has been peed on, there is no point getting angry at your pup. Not only is it an abusive action, it is also a fruitless one – enough time has passed since that your pup won’t understand what’s wrong.
Understandably though, you can be frustrated at your pup, like this Dad is. After seeing the remote control has been destroyed by his German Shepherd pup, he can’t help but to point it out to his pup in a calm but resigned tone. He really needs to get more toys for his pup!
Feature Image Source: Vin Tosa