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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Potty Training for Apartment Dogs- Adult Dogs

We have a solution for all your dog training needs...There are several apartment buildings in the south part of Beverly Hills and house soiling is one of the most common behavior problems reported by dog owners.

House training an adult dog is not an easy task, specially if the dog lives in an apartment or condo and the owner is gone for several hours. To successfully potty train a dog of any age, we recommend creating a schedule for the dog and being consistent, this is something that is very difficult to accomplish by dog owners who work during the week and have no financial capacity to hire a pet sitter or dog walker. Using a crate is not an option for an adult dog left alone several hours because it can increase stress levels and the dog can develop major fears and even separation anxiety. Unless the owner has the time to properly train the dog to get used to being inside a crate, crate training is not recommendable.

One option we offer to dog owners is buying the patio park which is a small patch of grass with a built in drainage system, designed to contain pet waste in a designated area. We can teach the dog to learn to go to "the park" in just one lesson.

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