Controlling the dog’s diet is also something that is important to do. Many dogs have sensitive stomachs that might not do well with specific foods, especially if they are eating food that is not meant for them. It is important that you also feed your dog at the same time each and every day. This allows their digestive system to also be on a schedule and helps you let them out at the same time every day after their food digests, so you don’t have to worry about accidents.
There are many benefits to keeping to a food diet. Just remember, you are in charge of the schedule and the food. You let them know when they can eat and what they can eat.
Take control and feel good about the diet control that you are putting on them, because this is helping them become a better dog by being able to control themselves and their bladders with the help, you’re providing them with.
This control is essential and part of the potty-training process. In order to control one thing in a dog, you have to control a few of the other aspects that go along with it.
Once you reward them for going outside, you will put them on an outside schedule, a feeding schedule, and let them know how to ask to go out should they need to go outside of this schedule, though this rarely happens.
A feeding schedule for your dog could look like this:
8AM – Food
Let out by 10AM
5PM – Food
Let out by 7PM
** This is just an example and your feeding schedule does not have to go along with this one. It can go with an earlier or later time depending on your specific schedule that you feel able to read around.
It is important to allow your dog enough time to digest the food. Again, it is important to consider the size of the dog. Some dogs will digest faster than other dogs, so you need to make sure that you choose the right time to let them out once they eat.
Smaller dogs will have to go outside sooner because of their smaller body and the length of intestine that the food has to go through. Make sure that you work with your dog, their makeup and their digestive system.
You both will end up going on a system that works with you both. It is good because you will then get on a schedule and become in sync with one another and accidents will be less likely to happen, if they happen at all.