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Housetraining a Puppy or Adult Dog, Submissive Wetting, "Marking", and other
Urination Problems

It is very important to read either this article or other material on housebreaking BEFORE you put your new dog or puppy to bed the first night in your home.

Even if you've just adopted a puppy that is too young to begin proper housetraining, this article will assist you in beginning to condition your puppy from the very beginning and, through proper hygiene and your knowledge of when to praise and not to praise, help the pup be ready when proper housetraining begins. Delay in this conditioning or housetraining will get you will make housetraining a more difficult task for both you and your new dog.

The steps outlined in these articles take some time, work and patience. You have just adopted a dog that should be a wonderful, loving companion for you and your family for the rest of its life. A very few weeks, perhaps less, of patient, loving, consistent training is a small price to pay for such a treasure.

If your dog has other type of urination problems such as submissive urination, anxiety wetting, "marking", and illness, it is important to treat these with the right training.

Click here for the full handout (PDF format)

Behavioral Issues

Bringing a new dog into your home can be frustrating if he or she is destructive, jumps on friends or family, or becomes territorial with food and toys. Operation Kindness now offers lower cost training with certified trainers. Below is a list of our approved certified trainers, and each offers a free consultation.

Click here for a list of certified trainers (PDF format)

Click here for a class schedule at Operation Kindness (PDF format)

Cat Training

Train that cat
Cats can be trained! Contrary to popular opinion, our feline companions can be taught to perform on cue. All successful training is accomplished through praise and food rewards. While direct correction is employed in canine training, it only confuses, frightens, and alienates felines. The key is to discover the food treat that is most appealing to your cat and to present it to him immediately each time he responds to a verbal cue with the desired behavior.

Does your cat come when called? He should. This is basic feline training. Even though your cat may never go outside, he should master this simple point of feline etiquette. It may come in handy some day. more...

Cats International
Excellent all around resource for cat owners

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