House training your puppy doesn’t have to be stressful and neither does cleaning up after them. Accidents can be quickly and easily taken care of with Zoflora Fresh Home.
Here are our tips on how to house train and safely clear up after your new furry companion:
House training 101
Dogs are creatures of habit, so familiarising them with a designated ‘toilet’ space in the garden and taking your puppy to this space regularly will help them learn where they should go to the toilet.
Getting to know your puppy and bonding with them will help you to understand their signals for when they need to go outside. Some key signs include:
Younger dogs tend to be more playful and excitable, therefore they can have worse bladder control. It is important to take your puppy outside to give them the chance to ‘go’ every hour or two, whether or not you think they need to.
When they do go to the toilet outside, give them lots of praise and have some treats to hand to reinforce this good behaviour.
Pet messes on hard floors
Occasional accidents are inevitable when you welcome a new puppy to your home, but remember to never tell your puppy off for an accident indoors. Instead, try to reinforce the good behaviour with treats when they do ‘go’ outside.
When mishaps happen, you can rely on Zoflora Fresh Home to safely deal with the mess. Our Zoflora Fresh Home range is specifically designed to kill 99.9% of pet specific bacteria and viruses. Best of all, it will eliminate odours, leaving a long lasting, fresh fragrance in your home.
To clear up any accidents on hard floors*, firstly exclude your pets from the area, then dilute four capfuls of Zoflora in a large mop bucket (1.6L) of water and mop over the area. Whilst
Zoflora is safe to use around dogs and most other household pets, always allow surfaces to completely dry before allowing your pets back in contact with them.
Accidents on carpet
For little accidents on carpets, we would recommend using a damp cloth to gently dab the carpet to remove the majority of the accident. To remove any nasty odours, spray diluted Zoflora Fresh Home onto the area to disinfect and leave your carpet with a fresh, long lasting scent**. Allow to dry before letting the puppy return to the area. Eliminating odours will also prevent your puppy from being tempted to use that same spot again in the future.
While it’s true that house training can be challenging, following these handy tips when accidents happen will mean that you no longer have to worry about safely clearing up the mess and can spend more time with your new four legged friend!
*Do not use on polished wood. If concerned carry out a patch test first.
**For soft furnishings please always check colour fastness first.FIND OUT MORE