Do you need to housebreak your dog?
For some of us closer to the more northern regions, the winter months might seem like a bit of a stretch in terms of letting your dog out to go explore the outside. You might not be able to take your dog outside in some cases and would need to have your dog housebroke.
If you don't want to go the wasteful route and purchase pee pads just to throw them away, we suggest trying out our belly bands to housebreak your dog.
How the Belly Bands Work
In order to better create a repeatable pattern for using the Belly Bands correctly, there is a simple step that you can create that will aid in that.
First, find a location that your dog is comfortable peeing at.
This is a must-have first step if your dog is already housebroken and you want to reduce your pee pad usage. Etch out a location and then use positive reinforcement (learn more about that here) to train your dog to be comfortable peeing at that spot.
Additionally, if you want to go the extra mile with the pavlovian training, set up a bell system where your dog will ring the bell before or after peeing. This will ensure no overfilling will happen.
How to Train your Dog to Be Okay with Belly Bands Seasonally
The belly bands work simply. There is a soft fabric that has an absorbent centerpiece where tuck your male dog's parts into the sleeve. From there, the dog will be able to relieve themselves easily with minimal chance of spillage.
The adhesion on the top is a velcro that can be as loose or tight as you would desire in order to make the dog comfortable. We've had numerous customers send us pictures showcasing how their dogs being comfortable in them.
Then when the belly band is full you would simply wring it out and wash it like you would a reusable diaper for your child.
If you have any questions about the belly bands and how to help your dog succeed with their bladder issues, be sure to send us a message on Facebook or fill out the contact form!
Abbey is the owner of Coddled Canine and her dog, Riley. Join us on our crazy adventures as we journey through this awesome life together!
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