Have a new puppy? Start dog training for potty with these tips


Potty training puppies can be frustrating and challenging. However, to properly train your puppy, patience is critical.

It can be a daunting task to start dog training, especially if you are new to the process. There is so much information out there that it can be hard to know where to begin.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

Tip 1

Potty training should be started as soon as puppies are brought home. Puppies, like children, need to use the bathroom after they have eaten and played. If you notice that one of these things is about to happen, take your puppy outside immediately. Your puppy can struggle at first. Be patient and wait for him to master the task. When your puppy goes out to the potty, praise him. Your puppy may be unable to go outside to potty, so take him inside.

Tip 2

You should be alert for signs your puppy needs to go to the bathroom. For example, puppies may scratch or sniff at the floor and circle around, trying to lie down but unable to. Show your puppy the incident and tell them “NO!” You don’t have to physically hit your puppy or rub his nose in the mess. Puppies quickly pick up on genuine disappointment and know when it is wrong. You should immediately take your puppy outside. If possible, bring the lot to the grass. The puppy will be able to see where the mess is acceptable.

Clean up all mess. Use ammonia-based cleaners to get rid of the stench.


Tip 3

Dogs naturally have the instinct to clean their living spaces and won’t go potty in a small area close to their sleeping areas. Attach a leash to your puppy’s collar. Tie the end to a fixed object near the bed. This will prevent the puppy from getting up in the middle of the night and going potty outside. If your puppy needs to go, it will not be allowed to use its bedding. This is a significant learning opportunity for your puppy, no matter the hour. Your puppy should go outside and wait until they are done going potty.

Let’s say you must leave your puppy home during the day. You can use a modified version of this method to confine your puppy to a designated area, so it doesn’t want to go potty. Taking a break from work during the day is vital so your puppy can go to the toilet. This can cause some disruption to your work schedule, so plan to take some time off to help your puppy learn in its first few days at home.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *