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Categories: Basic Puppy , Housebreaking

Q. We plan on getting a schnauzer puppy in April. One breeder told us to get a belly band for the puppy in the house while house training--even in the crate. I haven't seen you mention anything like this. Is this a good idea or something to disregard?
We plan on getting a schnauzer puppy in April. I have received 3 of your DVDs to help prepare myself for house training, etc. the puppy. One breeder told us to get a belly band for the puppy in the house while house training--even in the crate. I haven't seen you mention anything like this. Is this a good idea or something to disregard? Thanks.

A. The only dog I would use a belly band on is a dog that is incontinent due to medical reasons, injury or old age. In my opinion it's not a useful tool for house training because it doesn't teach the puppy to be clean in the house or crate. 

I would disregard that suggestion.
Cindy Rhodes

  Response:

Thank you so much for your response. It didn't sound like a good idea to me. I wouldn't be vigilant like I should be when I should be--it would be too easy to depend on the belly band. I wouldn't be the leader of the pack if I just changed wet belly bands and him wearing in the crate would defeat the whole idea of the crate. Thanks again!!!
  
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