Housetraining a dog is the first priority for a new addition to your home, whether you have added a puppy or a recent rescue. Fortunately, training your Pit Bull to pee outside is a straightforward process once you have a strategy. The key to success will be consistency.
This guide will offer three different methods to teach your Pit Bull to pee outside that will work with both puppies and adults. All of the methods we suggest use reward based training methods that will help you raise a confident and secure Pit Bull.
You don’t have to punish your Pit Bull over and over for accidents in the house. If your dog is having accidents, chances are she just does not yet understand the rules. Your Pit Bull wants to please you, but it is your job to show her what you want in a way that she will understand. Read on to find out how.
The process of training your Pit Bull to pee outside mostly comes down to managing your dog’s access to being free in the house during times when she is likely to have to use the potty, and heavily rewarding her when she goes outside.
To do this, make note of the following potty triggers:
Your Pit Bull may have other potty triggers as well, but these are the most common. By being aware of when your pup is most likely to want to go to the bathroom, you can make sure to time your trips outside to give her the best chance to be successful.
Until your Pit Bull is housetrained, it is best to either be supervising her or have her resting in her crate. This will prevent her from being able to have an accident when you are not looking – behavior that can be very hard to fix after she “gets away with it” a few times.
Training your Pit Bull to pee outside starts with first realizing it is your job to try to prevent accidents in the house by getting him outside before he has an accident. You will also want to be ready to give huge rewards for every outside potty.
High-value food rewards are often the best choice, especially for Pit Bull who are usually very excited about food. Have some tasty treats on the ready by the door so that you can always grab one on the way outside. When he is a good dog, you will be ready to let him know!
If your dog does have an accident in the house without you being aware of it, there is nothing you can do but clean up the mess. Your dog will simply not understand if you try to punish him after the fact. All this will do is make him feel distrustful of you. Keep your dog under close supervision in the house before you are sure that he is completely housetrained.