If you're adding a new puppy or dog to your home, it's best to be prepared! Preventive Vet's certified dog trainer and behavior consultant, Cathy Madson, shares her top picks for house training supplies and training tools. Combine these with rewarding your puppy or new dog for going potty outside, and your house training will be faster and easier for all!
There will (unfortunately) be puppy potty accidents! Properly cleaning up any house soiling is important to prevent future accidents in the same spot. Dogs often seek out the scent of previous places they've gone to the bathroom. Use an enzymatic cleaner for best results.
Pro Tip: Whatever you do, don't steam clean first when cleaning up a puppy potty accident. You need to neutralize the odor with enzymatic and bio-based cleaners first. Otherwise, the steam can "set" the stain and odor by permanently bonding the proteins contained in the urine (or poop) to the fibers of your carpet.
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