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Dog And Puppy Potty Training: The Basics

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Baiscs of puppy or dog potty training:

  1. Until fully housebroken, your puppy should be supervised at all times.
  2. If you did not see an accident happen, it’s too late to do anything about it.
  3. If you see an accident happening, simply pick up the puppy and take them outside.
  4. Praise your puppy when they potty outside.
  5. Have your puppy on a potty schedule.

Always seek medical advice if your puppy or dog starts having accidents in the house when they did not before.

You might have to take time off from work to properly house train and potty train your puppy or new dog.

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From Dr. Sophia Yin DVM “So, how do you train your dog that the toilet is outside only and that you want the inside to be potty free? You have to go back to the basics. That means taking him out at regular intervals during the day and waiting until he does #1 and #2. Only then can he play and interact with you. Next, when he’s inside, he must have no chance to have an accident. That means he’s attached to you by leash at all times or in a comfy crate.”

From Pat Miller“One last thing: That old rolled up newspaper? You can use it to smack yourself in the head every time your dog has an accident, for allowing your management program to slip. If it’s not caused by a medical problem, an indoor potty incident is always a management lapse.”

You cannot punish a dog after the accident has happened. Most dogs only follow one step of causality, that means what happened right before this moment. If you come home and scream or get upset at your puppy for having an accident inside, all your puppy knows is that you came home and were mad at him or her. Research shows that dogs do not feel guilty.  Read the full article here.