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Essential Tips and Care for Your Dog

Dogs are loving pets. But caring for them is a bit of hard work. Here are some tips to consider in taking care of your dog:

If you do not have a dog yet, consider the area where your dog can exercise. If you have a big yard where you could exercise or play with your dog, you might want to get a large dog such as a German Shepherd, Labrador, or Golden Retriever. If you have a smaller space, get a smaller dog like a Terrier or Dachshund. These types of dogs need little exercise compared with the larger dogs.

You also need to consider your dog if there are children in your house. Some dogs like Pit bulls and Dalmatians sometimes get to be temperamental.

It is important that you groom your dog. A regular groom is recommended. Dogís ears should be cleaned, with the wax and dirt removed every week. Ear cleaning also helps you detect presence of ear mites or infections. The dog should be bathed weekly with warm water and dog shampoo.

It is also recommended that you brush your dog at least once a week.

After grooming your pet, do take it to a veterinarian to get its anti-rabies shots and over-all checkup.

A diet that is balanced and nutritious is recommended for your dog. Contrary to what many people think, dogs do not just eat meat. They also need carbohydrates. A diet consisting of 50 percent of protein or meat and 50 percent of carbohydrates is the preferred diet for dogs.

 



As implied earlier, dogs need some amount exercise. Aside from their health, dogs exercising will prevent them from retrieving and chasing, digging, and chewing on various things. Exercises depend on your dogís sex, age, and health level. A dog likes to jog, fetch, and race-walk a lot. One warning however, start slow in exercising your dog. Unfortunately, some dogs enjoy themselves so much when they do these exercises. They do not know when to stop it.

Having a dog to last you for a long time does not end with just owning one. You have to take care of it. Although that may be hard work, it would also bring you fun and enjoyment when you see that your dog is healthy and loves you. Having a pet dog of your own is a pleasurable experience.

 

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Written by Eric Bittman — December 01, 2014

Warren London Halloween Contest 2014

The Warren London Halloween Contest 2014 was a great success!  We had so many great entries and appreciate everyone sending in their pictures of their dogs in costume.  After a very tough decision on picking winners, our staff voted for our favorites and here they are!  To get our nail polish pens click here!
1st Place Winner is Brianna Titus! $100 to Warren London
2nd Place sent in by Angie Kovarick! $50 to Warren London
3rd Place sent in by Jessica Keto! $25 to Warren London
And the rest of our great entries!

Written by Eric Bittman — November 06, 2014

Dog Food for the Older Dog

What changes do you need to make to your dog feeding regime as your dog gets older?
The changes you make to your dog feeding regime, and when you make them will vary depending on the age of your dog, and the breed of your dog.
It is considered that the larger and giant breeds of dog age earlier than the smaller and toy breeds of dog.
Your objective in managing the nutrition of the older dog is to enhance his quality of life, delay further ageing changes, and to extend his life whilst maintaining his optimal weight.
You are also trying to slow down the onset of disease and improve immune function.

Older dogs will generally be less active than younger dogs so as a rule will require a less energy dense dog food, unless of course the dog's appetite is reduced for some reason.
Continuing to feed a dog the same amount of food with less exercise will inevitably result in obesity, a problem all too common in many dogs today.
In the old dog obesity can be a bigger problem than in the young dog as there may also be concurrent arthritis and organ problems which will be made worse.
A keen eye is needed to assess the energy needs of your dog as it ages, so be aware and switch brands if your dog's weight shows marked changes as it ages.

For the older dog a good quality animal protein based on meat, fish eggs, milk or cheese is better than cereal protein.
A balance needs to be struck between providing too much protein which may be a problem for dogs with renal failure (a common problem in older dogs), and providing too little.
As ageing dogs tend to have less muscle and bone they will have less of a tissue protein reserve and need a certain level of protein in their diet to avoid a negative nitrogen balance.
Your veterinarian is the best person to monitor your ageing dog's renal function and advise the appropriate level of protein in his diet.
When your dog's protein intake is low due to inappetance, this can be increased by heating the food to increase palatability and release more aromas, and by feeding smaller more frequent meals and by supplementing with vitamins.

Carbohydrates are mainly provided by cereals and legumes in the diet, and these are a cheap source of energy.
Care should be taken with the sugar content of some of these foods

Fats are essential in the diet to provide a vehicle for fat soluble vitamins, and are essential for the health of old dogs.
However too much may result in obesity, so again moderation is the rule.

 



Fibre has a role too in the elderly dog as many are predisposed to constipation.
Adding fibre in the form of wheat bran or cooked vegetables two or three times a week will help to keep your elderly dog regular!

Most dog foods will have more than adequate levels of calcium and phosphorus for the older dog.
There may be a case for reduced levels of phosphorus and salt in the diet.
Some supplementation of zinc and vitamins may be helpful in the older dog, particularly the vitamin B complex.

The main food types for the older dog are - dry, semi-moist or canned.
Diet changes should be made slowly to prevent tummy upsets and diarrhoea.
Be sure to have plenty of water available for your dog, particularly if fed a dried food, and also if kidney and liver disease is a problem.

Reduced appetite in older dogs may be helped by feeding them 2 or more times per day with smaller portions so that they get their full daily requirement.

There are many commercial senior dog food diets now available.
It will pay you to thoroughly examine the different types to increase the life span and vitality of your older dog.

 

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Written by Eric Bittman — November 03, 2014

Facts About Dog Agility

Dog agility trials are becoming more and more popular the world over. They began in England, as so many good things, do, but "agility fever" quickly spread all over the globe. Now there are clubs and events everywhere that there are dogs.

Some clubs include the Kennel Club (in the U.K.), the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA), the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Agility Association of Canada (AAC). However, you need not be affiliated with or even live near a club or training facility to enjoy the sport of dog agility

Dogs are intelligent creatures, and they love a challenge. As the aforementioned kennel clubs are well aware, every breed has its own strengths and assets, both physically and intellectually. It's great fun to explore what your dog can do, and even train for competitions! Click Here for our Warren London Webpage!

Even if you train your dog on your own dog agility course, and don't wish to be affiliated with any groups, it's still a good idea to stay in touch with them via phone or e-mail to stay aware of any events that may be happening in your area. Dog owners are a great group of people, and love to share advice and success stories. Dog agility events are also a great way to get outside and meet and greet other great pets.


Agility competition for dogs became popular all over the world in the 1980s, and agility enthusiasts have been looking for top-notch dog training equipment that is better looking and more durable than home-made obstacles, while still being affordable. This high-energy form of competition and fun is something that can bring people and dogs together in a spirit of excellence, and we interact with our customers accordingly.

Some of the dog training obstacles include A-frames, dogwalks, weave poles, mini contact equipment, contact trainer, jumps (single, double, and triple), chutes, barrels, and teeters. Everything you need to set up a competition course should be easily ordered and quickly assembled.

Your dog training equipment should be durable enough to withstand practice session after practice session with no risk of injury to you or your dog. Equipment should be made out of durable, well-sealed materials that are weatherproof and built to last. Safety and visual appeal are what matter in dog training equipment.

Written by Eric Bittman — November 03, 2014

Great Tips for Training Your Dog!

Who's really in charge at your house? Is it YOU, or is it the furry, 4-legged dictator who runs the show? If you're not leading the pack, your precious pooch just might be, and the behavior is probably less than desirable. Check out this article for some easy dog training tips to help you regain your leadership position in the pack, and squelch that bad dog behavior.


This article is the first in a 3-part series about changing dog behavior using positive dog training methods.

Be a leader, a dog will follow.

Hum, what does that mean?! Simply put, if you lead the pack, your dog will follow you to the ends of the earth. Some basic and easy adjustments in your dog training routine can result in huge changes in dog behavior. The simple truth is...dog behavior is a result of human behavior. That is, your dog reacts to you. If you take the time to teach your dog appropriate behavior, and you are consistent in reinforcing it, your dog will work so hard to please you. One key to changing and reinforcing new dog behavior is using positive dog training methods. This article introduces some basics in beginning to get some respect from your dog.

Dogs are pack animals, and they want a leader to tell them what to do and what dog behavior is appropriate. If you donít step up as leader, your dog, no matter how big or small or cute and fluffy, will take over as leader (not just of other dogs, but of you, your spouse, your kids, the cats, and anything else that moves and breathes). This is not the ideal situation, as you can see from the following example. 

The Franks are a real family where the dog runs the house. King didnít want the role of leader, but no human stepped up as leader so he felt he had to. His "pack" consisted of dad, mom, and two kids. Being leader was a big job--keeping track of the pack, teaching them the rules (which King made up), and enforcing the rules was a 24-hour job. He successfully taught the family to stay away from his food and toys (growling and snapping when they got too close), not to disturb him if he was napping in main traffic areas like the middle of the kitchen floor, that certain pieces of furniture were his and his alone, and that he decided who got to come into the house. The young boy became a playmate whom he could nip and jump on; the older child and the parents were there to care for him. Any infractions of these "rules" were quickly and severely disciplined by King with growling, biting, snapping, baring teeth.

 



If King's household is like what you experience in your family, we've got some gentle and positive dog training tips to help you take back your leadership role. 

Put these simple steps into your dog's daily life and watch the dog behavior changes. Each of these steps shows your dog that YOU are the leader. Letís start simple, with 3 very basic and easy (for you) new dog training ideas. Once you've mastered these, in the next article, I'll introduce several more.

Show me your tummy!

Make it a positive experience for your dog to roll over for that yummy tummy rub. This submissive posture indicates a deferment to your leadership.

Praise, praise praise!

Praise for being a good dog. Any dog behavior you like and want to keep, praise it and give a small treat occasionally. This focus on what you want is much more successful than a focus on what you donít want. No free treats or praise for the dominant dog. If your dog wants to be petted, have him sit first! Everyone wins and the dog is learning manners at the same time. 

Get out of the way! 

A leader gets respect. For Scout, that means no lying in high traffic areas (hallways, middle of living room or kitchen), no sitting on your feet, and no refusing to move out of the way. Gently scoot your feet in the direction you want to go while using excited tones and waving your hands to get him up and moving.

For a dog, trying to live with everyone "just getting along" does not work. Dogs live in packs with hierarchies, not democracies. Remember, no human leadership means Fifi will take over and set the rules. Itís time for you to step into the leader position. If you do, you will notice positive changes in your dogís behavior right away. You and your dog will begin working as a team.

Be the leader - your dog will love you for it and you'll be surprised how hard he'll work to please you.

Get started using these 3 tips and check back in a few weeks for the next set of easy dog training steps for outstanding dog behavior!


Written by Eric Bittman — November 03, 2014

History of Dogs

There is no incongruity in the idea that in the very earliest period of man's habitation of this world he made a friend and companion of some sort of aboriginal representative of our modern dog, and that in return for its aid in protecting him from wilder animals, and in guarding his sheep and goats, he gave it a share of his food, a corner in his dwelling, and grew to trust it and care for it. Probably the animal was originally little else than an unusually gentle jackal, or an ailing wolf driven by its companions from the wild marauding pack to seek shelter in alien surroundings. One can well conceive the possibility of the partnership beginning in the circumstance of some helpless whelps being brought home by the early hunters to be tended and reared by the women and children. Dogs introduced into the home as playthings for the children would grow to regard themselves, and be regarded, as members of the family 
In nearly all parts of the world traces of an indigenous dog family are found, the only exceptions being the West Indian Islands, Madagascar, the eastern islands of the Malayan Archipelago, New Zealand, and the Polynesian Islands, where there is no sign that any dog, wolf, or fox has existed as a true aboriginal animal. In the ancient Oriental lands, and generally among the early Mongolians, the dog remained savage and neglected for centuries, prowling in packs, gaunt and wolf-like, as it prowls today through the streets and under the walls of every Eastern city. No attempt was made to allure it into human companionship or to improve it into docility. It is not until we come to examine the records of the higher civilisations of Assyria and Egypt that we discover any distinct varieties of canine form. 
The dog was not greatly appreciated in Palestine, and in both the Old and New Testaments it is commonly spoken of with scorn and contempt as an "unclean beast." Even the familiar reference to the Sheepdog in the Book of Job "But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock" is not without a suggestion of contempt, and it is significant that the only biblical allusion to the dog as a recognised companion of man occurs in the apocryphal Book of Tobit (v. 16), "So they went forth both, and the young man's dog with them." 
The great multitude of different breeds of the dog and the vast differences in their size, points, and general appearance are facts which make it difficult to believe that they could have had a common ancestry. One thinks of the difference between the Mastiff and the Japanese Spaniel, the Deerhound and the fashionable Pomeranian, the St. Bernard and the Miniature Black and Tan Terrier, and is perplexed in contemplating the possibility of their having descended from a common progenitor. Yet the disparity is no greater than that between the Shire horse and the Shetland pony, the Shorthorn and the Kerry cattle, or the Patagonian and the Pygmy; and all dog breeders know how easy it is to produce a variety in type and size by studied selection. 
In order properly to understand this question it is necessary first to consider the identity of structure in the wolf and the dog. This identity of structure may best be studied in a comparison of the osseous system, or skeletons, of the two animals, which so closely resemble each other that their transposition would not easily be detected. 
The spine of the dog consists of seven vertebrae in the neck, thirteen in the back, seven in the loins, three sacral vertebrae, and twenty to twenty-two in the tail. In both the dog and the wolf there are thirteen pairs of ribs, nine true and four false. Each has forty-two teeth. They both have five front and four hind toes, while outwardly the common wolf has so much the appearance of a large, bare-boned dog, that a popular description of the one would serve for the other. 
Nor are their habits different. The wolf's natural voice is a loud howl, but when confined with dogs he will learn to bark. Although he is carnivorous, he will also eat vegetables, and when sickly he will nibble grass. In the chase, a pack of wolves will divide into parties, one following the trail of the quarry, the other endeavouring to intercept its retreat, exercising a considerable amount of strategy, a trait which is exhibited by many of our sporting dogs and terriers when hunting in teams. 
A further important point of resemblance between the Canis lupus and the Canis familiaris lies in the fact that the period of gestation in both species is sixty-three days. There are from three to nine cubs in a wolf's litter, and these are blind for twenty-one days. They are suckled for two months, but at the end of that time they are able to eat half-digested flesh disgorged for them by their dam or even their sire. 
The native dogs of all regions approximate closely in size, coloration, form, and habit to the native wolf of those regions. Of this most important circumstance there are far too many instances to allow of its being looked upon as a mere coincidence. Sir John Richardson, writing in 1829, observed that "the resemblance between the North American wolves and the domestic dog of the Indians is so great that the size and strength of the wolf seems to be the only difference. 
It has been suggested that the one incontrovertible argument against the lupine relationship of the dog is the fact that all domestic dogs bark, while all wild Canidae express their feelings only by howls. But the difficulty here is not so great as it seems, since we know that jackals, wild dogs, and wolf pups reared by bitches readily acquire the habit. On the other hand, domestic dogs allowed to run wild forget how to bark, while there are some which have not yet learned so to express themselves. 
The presence or absence of the habit of barking cannot, then, be regarded as an argument in deciding the question concerning the origin of the dog. This stumbling block consequently disappears, leaving us in the position of agreeing with Darwin, whose final hypothesis was that "it is highly probable that the domestic dogs of the world have descended from two good species of wolf (C. lupus and C. latrans), and from two or three other doubtful species of wolves namely, the European, Indian, and North African forms; from at least one or two South American canine species; from several races or species of jackal; and perhaps from one or more extinct species"; and that the blood of these, in some cases mingled together, flows in the veins of our domestic breeds.

Written by Eric Bittman — March 25, 2014

The Power of Canines In Conversation

The Power of Canines in Conservation

Dogs are used to detect explosives, find disaster survivors, sniff out drugs and hunt down bad guys. There is little these canine noses can’t find. With a sense of smell that is anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than ours, it is no wonder we ask for their help in tracking things down. One of the ways dogs are helping with their amazing noses is through conservation programs. With special training, some dogs are becoming canine conservation sniffers.

Programs such as Working Dogs for Conservation, the African Wildlife Foundation (AFW) and Wild Helpers are training and working with the dogs to make a difference in our world. These high-energy, alert, dedicated dogs are being used to help other species and the planet in many ways.

Airport Security

One of the biggest challenges to protecting many species is the smuggling of various live animals and animal parts, such as bear bile and gall bladders, snakes, shark fins and baby monkeys. These canines are used in airports around the world, such as South Korea’s Incheon Airport. They are also used in marinas to sniff boats in places like the Galapagos Islands.

 

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Scat Sniffers

The detection of scat, or feces, is very helpful to conservationists. Scat can provide a wide array of information about wild animals, such as diet, stress levels and reproductive health without ever disturbing the animal itself. With the DNA that is present, individual animals can even be tracked. Organizations like Conservation Canines (CK9) of the UW’s Center for Conservation Biology use dogs to track wildlife scat. The center analyzes the scat for valuable information without invasive tracking and tagging.

 

Plant Locators

It’s not just animals that these dogs are good at finding in the wild. Detector dogs are being used in some places to locate native plants. A collaborative project of The Nature Conservancy has trained six dogs to locate the endangered Kincaid’s Lupine. This plant is host to the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly which is found only in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

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Pest Infestations

Pest control is usually done by conducting visual inspections by people. This can be a lengthy and costly procedure. However, dogs can be trained quickly to accurately detect any given pest or infestation. They are able to detect these pest earlier in the infestation, in a more efficient manner, allowing the infestations to be treated before they get out of hand and become a larger problem. Many pest control companies in the UK utilize trained dogs for detection.

 

Tracking Poachers

Poaching is a large problem to many species around the world. Animals such as the elephant, rhinoceros, mountain gorillas and Grevy's zebras are all at risk of endangerment or extinction. Organizations, such as the African Wildlife Foundation, are using sniffer dogs to protect these beautiful animals by tracking down the poachers and preventing these illegal activities. They can also train the canines to detect illegal animal products like ivory or rhino horns.

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The Right Dog for the Job

The training is done by professional trainers who specialize in working dogs. The training is very similar to that which is used for police canines, Army dogs and border security canines. These dogs are hand-picked to have the proper personality, dedication, and disposition. Not every dog can become a working dog.

Written by Eric Bittman — February 21, 2014

How To Be A Good Dog Owner

How To Be A Good Dog Owner 
Before making the decision about buying a new dog, here are some points you should consider :- 
1. Is someone at home for most of the day ? 
A dog, especially a puppy, should not be left on its own for more than a few hours at a time. If you are out at work from 9-5 don't get a dog unless you can make satisfactory arrangements with a friend to let the dog out. 
2. What about holidays ? 
It is sad to say that more dogs are destroyed at holiday time than any other. Unless you have a helpful family to look after your dog, be prepared for the expense of boarding kennels. Because of the increase in running costs, reputable kennels now have to make a higher charge - don't forget to book well ahead. 
3. Are you prepared for the cost of keeping a dog ? 
This includes not only the cost of food, and kennels at holiday time, but also the cost of vaccinations and also possible veterinary fees in case of illness. A dog, like a child, can fall ill quite suddenly and unexpectedly, so be prepared for any eventuality. Take out pet insurance for peace of mind. 
4. Exercise 
To keep healthy and happy, dogs need daily exercise, and this means a good run in a field or park, or a game with a ball, not just a stroll round to the shops on a leash. If you love your dog, be prepared to sacrifice some of your leisure time each day, whatever the weather. If you can't provide this kind of exercise to a dog, consider giving a home to an older dog. Your local dogs home may have just the right one for you. 
5. Family circumstances 
Dogs and children usually love each other and get on well, but don't make the mistake of buying a young puppy for a small child. Young children can be very cruel and a puppy may be badly thrown about. Worse still a young pup's bones may easily broken if a child treats it like a toy. Wait until the children are older and a little more responsible. 
6. Grooming. 
If you don't have much time to spare, choose a dog with a smooth or wire coat which needs little attention to keep it tidy. Long and curly coated dogs look beautiful, but they need daily grooming to keep them this way. Poodles need regular trimming, as well as grooming, so unless you are able to do this yourself be prepared for extra expense. 
Author - John Moore - Please use my link http://www.pet-dog-cat.com As a responsible dog owner myself, I've experienced many of the problems mentioned in this article - I hope you've found it helpful.

Written by Eric Bittman — February 19, 2014

Tips for Taking the Best Photographs of Your Dog

If your dog just won't cooperate when you're trying to take his picture, the frustration can cause you to settle for a less-than-perfect shot. With a little patience and the right tips, you can capture the essence of your dog with ease, just like the professional photographers.

Get on Your Dog's Level

One of the biggest mistakes pet owners make when photographing their dog is standing over their pet to snap the shot. Instead, get on your dog's level and take the shot at the same level as your dog's face. Put your dog on a high surface and kneel down or even get down on your belly before you start taking pictures. When you take in your dog's point of view, you may even get new ideas for shots you hadn't previously considered.

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Choose the Ideal Location

If you really want to capture your dog's true personality, consider taking your photography session to his favorite place. Take his photo in the place where he rests during the day or take him to the dog park or other favorite outdoor location. The primary goal of pet photography is to capture the true spirit and personality of your pet. There's no better way to do this than to choose the places he loves as the backdrop.

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Patience Is a Must

As much as you love your dog, he doesn't understand a whole lot of what you tell him. Don't go into your photography session expecting your dog to sit still like people would. It will take longer to get the perfect shot, making patience essential. Use favorite toys and treats to attract your dog's attention and consider using succession settings, which takes multiple pictures whenever you press the button. Many shots will be unusable, but you will be sure to capture a few gems.

Focus on the Eyes

"The eyes are the window to the soul"—the same is true for animals, just as it is for humans. When you are taking close pictures of your dog, make sure the eyes are in focus and centrally located in the picture to draw attention to your subject. You may need to manually focus the camera to ensure the eyes are in focus. Avoid using a flash, as it will simply reflect in your dog's eyes.

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Pictures in Motion

If you have an active dog, consider taking him to the dog park or out in the backyard to capture some action shots. For the best results, increase your shutter speed and use a continuous focus option. This will allow you to capture clear pictures, even when your dog is in motion.

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Print With Professional Quality

Once you have the perfect pictures of your pet, you can create greeting cards, postcards, collages, calendars and more. While you can print your pictures at home with just about any printer, ordering your picture products from a professional online printing service like printingforless.com will produce a higher-quality image and better final product. This level of printing will enhance the beauty of any photograph you obtained of your favorite four-legged family member.X

Written by Eric Bittman — January 13, 2014

Housebreaking Your Puppy

So you gave yourself the gift of a new puppy or someone else gave it to you.  Unfortunately, this little bundle of joy doesnít understand the specific places designated for going to the bathroom.  So what do you do?  How do you housebreak your new pet?
Housebreaking really isnít all that difficult.  As with all, dog training it will take consistency and patience but the hardest part will actually be training you and the rest of your family. 
Before you start any training, you always want to be certain your pet is healthy.  There is nothing worse then continually disciplining your puppy for going in the house and then finding out they have a kidney or bladder dysfunction.  
The key to housebreaking your puppy is close supervision.  You need to catch your pet right before or in the act of making a mistake so you can immediately say ìah ahî and take them outside or on to their paper.  Using a crate can really speed up the whole process because it makes it easier for you and the rest of the family know when your puppy will need to go to the bathroom.  General, but this will very with each puppy, about thirty minutes after eating your puppy will need to go.  I recommend feeding your puppy at specific times then put them inside their crate for the thirty minutes and then take them directly outside.  Walk around for a bit, if they havenít gone after a few minutes take them back inside and put them in their crate, repeat until they go to the bathroom.  Having treats and lots of praise ready for when then do go will also speed up the process of you puppy learning.  Some other times your puppy will most likely need to go is right after waking up and after excited play.     
Another thing to keep in mind is how long puppies can actually hold their bladder and bowels for:
2 months old - 3 hours
3 months old - 4 hours
5 months old - 6 hours
6 months old - 7 hours
So, if you work a 9-5 job and your planning on leaving your puppy at home by itís self all day it may not be realistic to expect your puppy to be housebroken until at least 6 months old.  
When your pet starts to go to the bathroom outside you want to have a word that you will say.  This way your dog with start associating your command with the act of going to the bathroom.  Eventually your dog will be able to go on command, this can come in really handy in the winter when itís really cold and you want your pet to hurry up.  ìHurry upî is the command I have chosen to use with my dogs.   I think is sounds better then ìGo pottyî or ìtoiletî, but itís your command so you chose what ever word you will feel most comfortable with.         
Housebreaking your pet should not take very long, if your finding that your pet is continually having accidences and itís driving you insane ask yourself two questions.  One, could my puppy have a health problem? If not, have I really been consistent in watching my puppy and catching him before or during the mistake.  If you havenít been consistent you canít really expect the dog to understand.  Itís time consuming at first because you really need to pay attention to what your dog is doing and what he looks like when heís about to go to the bathroom. But remember if your consistent everything goes much smoother and your puppy will be housebroken in no time.

Written by Eric Bittman — January 07, 2014