Litter Training Housebroken Labradors is a fun and will strengthen your bond
Labradors are intelligent dogs and by the time they are housebroken chances are they already understand a number of commands. They should also be able to determine whether or not they are behaving by the tone of voice you use with them.
These two factors will be of great use to you as you begin training your labrador once again.
Training labrador retrievers to go against what you have already taught them can sometimes be quite difficult. They get confused about the message you are giving them. One minute you’re carrying them out before they ‘eliminate’ on your carpet and the next you’re practically begging them to do it in some box.
What’s going On?
By now you should already have your labrador following a schedule every day. You should know when he needs to ‘eliminate’, and how many times a day he does.
Place the litter box in a room and at the appropriate times take your labrador inside the room. Once inside the room use whatever command it is you use when you go out for a walk, be it ‘go’ or ‘wee’.
At first you will most probably find that your labrador will not do anything inside the house. Chances are that he is too worried about upsetting you because you have taught him to do his ‘business’ outside.
Litter training housebroken labradors can be made easier by putting some of his ‘poo’ in the litter box. This may sound a bit unconventional but it has been known to work. It basically provides your labrador with a scent. Most dogs tend to go back to the same spots whenever the need to ‘eliminate’ and by putting some of their own ‘poo’ in a spot they may begin to use that spot.
On some occasions the indoor training may not work, or may be taking far to long. If this happens to you the next step is to take the box outside.
Use the box outside like you did inside. Place some ‘poo’ inside as a familiar scent. As your labrador gets used to it and begins using the box move it closer to the house until you have it inside.
You must remember that when litter training housebroken labradors you must have patience, just as you did when they were puppies. Training labrador retrievers is great fun and will improve the bond you both share.
Once training is complete you will know that if you are away from the house your labrador will be able to relieve himself without having to worry about your reaction when you get back. So, that means, no more accidents while your away!