Step-by-step guide: How to get your dog to pee outside


Getting your dog to urinate outdoors is an important part of training him to be clean and maintain good hygiene. By following a few simple steps, you can help your dog understand that he should go to the toilet outside instead of indoors. Below is a step-by-step guide that can help you in the process.

Step 1: Establish a routine

Create a regular routine for taking your dog out. Set fixed times when you take him out, for example after meals, after he wakes up from a nap, or after playtime. A regular routine will help your dog understand when it's time to pee.

Step 2: Encourage the right behavior

When you take your dog out, give him clear cues and encouragement to pee. Use a specific command word or phrase, such as "Go pee" or "Pee outside." Repeat this phrase every time you take the dog out so that he understands what you expect.

Step 3: Choose a toilet location

Decide on a specific place outside where you want your dog to pee. Take the dog to the same place each time to establish a habit. The scents from previous peeing will encourage the dog to go to the same spot again.

Step 4: Be patient

Once you get to the toilet, be patient and wait for your dog to urinate. It may take some time before it is comfortable and associates the location with performing its needs. Don't give up and take the dog back indoors if he doesn't pee right away.

Step 5: Reward and praise

When your dog pees outside, give it an immediate reward and praise. You can use treats, a nice low tone or a pat on the back as positive reinforcement. This helps the dog associate the act of urinating outdoors with positive experiences.

Step 6: Avoid punishment

Avoid punishing your dog if he pees indoors. Negative reinforcement can lead to confusion and can make the dog afraid to urinate in your presence at all. Instead, focus on rewarding and encouraging the right behavior when the dog urinates outside.

Step 7: Cleaning and preventive measures

If your dog accidentally pees indoors, immediately clean up the accident with an enzymatic cleaning product. This helps to eliminate the smell that can attract the dog to urinate in the same place again.