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How To Potty Training A Puppy

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This is the steps of how you Potty Training a Puppy

The goal of potty training a puppy is to make sure that your dog NEVER eliminates inside your house or she eliminates in a designated elimination spot inside your house.

Potty training for dogs usually runs together with crate training a puppy.

Please remember that dogs need to eliminate in the following events:
  • Wake up in the morning
  • After meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • After playing
  • After a nap
  • After a walk
  • Before sleep
How To Potty Training A Puppy
Benefits of Potty Training a Puppy
The belows are the benefits of potty training your dogs:
    How To Potty Training A Puppy
  • Your dog will never have accident inside the house.
  • Your dog knows where to go when she needs to eliminate.
  • Your house will be FREE from possibly mess created by your dog.
  • You will be more happy and enjoy your time with your dog.
How To Potty Training A Puppy
Suggested Potty Training Dogs Schedule
Different age of dogs or puppies have different timing of elimination. The younger a dog, the more often she needs to eliminate in a day.
How To Potty Training A Puppy
The below is the schedule of a puppy that is aged between 8 weeks to 3 months old.
  • 6:00 a.m. After the dog wakes up, bring her outside for the first potty training of the day.
  • 6:30 a.m. During the breakfast, you can train her to eat inside the crate (crate training) or near the crate. So that she will associate crate as a positive environment. Then wait for 15 min, bring her outside to eliminate.
How To Potty Training A Puppy
  • 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. I recommend a 45 minutes walk with your dog. Depends on what is your arrange activity. If there is a playtime, bring her to potty area after the play.
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch time. Bring her outside to elimination spot after lunch.
    How To Potty Training A Puppy
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mixture of nap and playtime. Bring her to elimination spot after each activity.
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner. Dog potty training after 15 min.
  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. One more trip to the potty area
  • Midnight - Morning Young puppy would need another 2 or 3 trips of elimination during this time
Dog Potty Training Step-by-Step
  • Bring your dog or puppy outside your house to the elimination spot that you selected.
  • Let her smells around the area and when she smells her own odor, she will start to eliminate.
How To Potty Training A Puppy
  • At the same time she is smelling around, use the training command that you have selected. Eg: "Go Potty", "Potty Time", "Get Busy", "Do Your Business" and etc. ONLY select ONE!
  • After she has done, praise her with "Good Girl".
Hopefully those steps above will make it clear for anyone about how to potty training a puppy ^_^

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