Dogs are really good at following their instincts, but can’t always read yours. That is why it is important to teach them how to be house trained by teaching them tricks like staying out of the kitchen. These ten tips will help you teach your dog not to go inside the kitchen.
Can you give me some tips on how I can teach my dog not to go into the kitchen?
1. Start by rewarding your dog when they stay out of the kitchen. This can be something as simple as giving them a treat or playing with them for a little bit afterwards.
2. If your dog does accidentally go into the kitchen, tell them “No” and give them a command such as “Stay” to help keep them in place. If it becomes an issue where your dog is constantly going inside the
kitchen, remove their dog dish.
3. If your dog will still go into the kitchen despite having their own meal and bowl set up outside of it, put something enticing in there to make them want to stay out instead of going inside the kitchen. For example, you can put a ball or toy near where they like to eat so that when they get hungry enough that food is appealing over being in the kitchen with whatever mess may be happening above.
What are some things that could work in training my dog not to go into the kitchen?
1. Apples or pears wrapped in bacon – This will give your dog the smell of fresh food and make it more appealing to them, while also teaching them that going into the kitchen means they can have a snack as well.
2. Offering a treat if your dog sits close to where their meals are kept – Similar to step one, this will help motivate your dog and make sure that they stay out of the kitchen where things
can be messy.
3. Putting a ramp up to the kitchen – This will help your dog get used to going into the kitchen, while also giving them something safe and stable where they can go in safely whenever they want with their food dish and toys outside of it so that when things happen above, you don’t have an accident on your hands because he is stuck inside trying to clean everything off but isn’t able too figure
out what to do.
4. Rolling out a towel and putting it down – Here is another safe place for your dog to go in if he needs something extra stable/secure that isn’t likely as likely going onto the floor than getting on other furniture, but also doesn’t put him at risk of falling from higher levels which could possibly cause injury beyond being hungry or bored.
How long does it take for me to train my dog not to go into the kitchen?
This varies depending on the dog, but some simple steps to help train your dog not to go into the kitchen could be put into place within a few days or weeks.
Dogs are very intelligent creatures and they have the ability to learn new things very quickly. They can be trained in a variety of ways, but if you want to teach your dog not to go into the kitchen, then you will need to make sure that it understands what’s happening when you take them out for a walk. You’ll need to use positive reinforcement and reward your dog with treats or playtime for going potty outside of the kitchen. If you’re having trouble training your dog, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today so we can help.