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With this book, it won't be long before you're happily saying, "Good puppy" instead of, "Oh no! Uh-oh."
Chapter 1: Canine Cleanliness.
Early Puppy Development.
The Breeder’s Job.
Chapter 2: A Housetraining Shopping List.
Equipment and Supplies.
Confining Your Pup.
Chapter 3: The First Two Days.
The First Night.
The Second Day.
Food and Water.
Watch Your Pup.
Chapter 4: Crate Training.
Introducing the Crate.
Alternative Confinement Options.
Part II: Making Housetraining Easy.
Chapter 5: Age-Appropriate Housetraining.
Baby Puppy (4 to 7 Weeks).
Young Puppy (8 to 15 Weeks).
Signals Your Dog Needs to Go.
Older Puppy (4 to 6 Months).
Adolescent Dog (7 to 12 Months).
Adult Dog (1 to 7 Years).
Senior Dog (7 Years and Older).
Chapter 6: Paper Training.
Where to Put the Papers.
Setting Up Your Pup’s Corral.
The Transition to Outdoors.
The Litter Box Option.
Chapter 7: Outdoor Training.
Selecting an Appropriate Elimination Place.
Training for Outdoor Elimination.
Chapter 8: Two-Way Communication.
Previously Kenneled Dogs.
Why Accidents Happen.
Teaching Your Dog to Ask to Go Out.
Posture as Language.
Teaching to Go on Command.
Caught in the Act.
Finding Accidents After the Fact.
What About Punishment?
Chapter 9: A Schedule Will Help.
Schedule for Pups Under 10 Weeks.
Schedule for Pups 10 Weeks to 6 Months.
Schedule for Adolescent and Adult Dogs.
Part III: Special Housetraining Problems.
Chapter 10: Recurring Elimination Problems.
Chapter 11: Health-Related Problems.
How the Elimination System Works.
Cystitis and Urinary Tract Infections.
Chronic Renal (Kidney) Failure.
Endocrine (Hormonal) Disorders.
Prostate Gland Disorders.
Chronic Liver Disease.
Appendix: Learning More About Your Dog.