Thank you for purchasing No-Go! We hope this will be a game-changer for you and your pet when it comes to potty training and discipline. We wish you the best in your training and have a few tips for you along the way.
Of course, No-Go is an aid in the housebreaking process–not a magic pill–so it’s important to instill a regular routine for your dog. Potty training your dog or puppy is all about consistency, patience and positive reinforcement. This builds a good bond with your pet and eventually, your pooch will understand that you’re trying to teach it something important. Naturally, all of this will help with future training.
First and foremost, it’s important to establish a “usual spot” outside where you take your dog. This can be an area of grass that’s particularly appealing, a spot where weeds grow or even planters by a nearby tree. When accidents occur—which they will—you want to tell them a firm verbal “no”, and redirect them to their outdoor usual spot. Giving a verbal instruction such as “potty” or a similar spoken command will help them understand that is where they can best use the bathroom. Since dogs are man’s best friend and highly sensitive creatures, it’s all about directing them, not instilling fear in them. When an accident inside occurs, you want to spray No-Go on the area, then reapply as needed.
So–are you ready for the training?
You want to take your dog outside first thing in the morning and then every 30 minutes to an hour. This may feel excessive, but you’re creating a regular schedule with them by doing so. Additionally, you also want to take your dog outside during the following times:
- after meals (and even after special treats!)
- after naps
- even in not-so-great weather
Keep in mind that the smaller the dog, the smaller the bladder, so they may need to potty more frequently. Again, using your verbal command of choice reinforces that phrase with successfully going outside. You want to stay outside with your dog until he’s done and offer praise upon completion or reward him with a small treat—however, you don’t want to overdo it with the treats!
By the way, did you know that you can also spray No-Go on outside fixtures that you don’t want your dog peeing on–such as patio furniture and other items? When it comes to outside sprays, you may want to apply somewhat frequently, depending on weather.