If you’re bringing a new puppy home, one of the first steps to training them is teaching them where and when to relieve themselves. It may seem daunting at first, but with some patience and consistency, you can train your puppy quickly and easily. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Crate training is a good way to potty train your puppy.
Crate training is a good way to potty train your puppy. Puppies are more likely to have accidents if they are not crate trained. Crate training helps you to know when your puppy needs to go outside, because it’s easy to tell when puppies whine, cry or bark in their crates.
Crate-training can be done in many different ways. The most important thing is making sure that the crate is large enough for the puppy and comfortable inside: plan on getting a single-door wire cage with divider panels so that as they grow, they still have room inside of it!
A crate for your puppy can be a good thing.
A crate can be a great help when training your puppy. It’s important to remember that crate training should be done in conjunction with potty and housebreaking training, not as a substitute for either of them. Separation anxiety is an important component of what causes puppies to eliminate indoors, but it is not the only one: some dogs are simply comfortable in their crates and will use them whenever they feel like it. A crate can also help with other behavioral issues, including destructive chewing or barking at night or when left alone.
Get your pup outside as soon as possible after meals and playtime.
You want to take your puppy outside every time they eat, after they’ve had playtime and any other time you can. But don’t forget the obvious—after they wake up, after they’ve been resting or sleeping, and right before bedtime!
Be sure to get them outside before their potty break ends. This way, they’ll be ready when it’s time to go back inside.
Avoid scolding if you catch your puppy in the act of having an accident.
Don’t punish your puppy for accidents. The best way to avoid potty training mistakes is by never punishing your puppy for accidents or mistakes they make while learning the skill of going potty outside. There is no need to scold or punish your pooch if they have an accident on your carpet, under the table or anywhere else inside the house where you don’t want them to relieve themselves.
When attempting to prevent future mistakes from happening again in those exact same places that got messed up last time around, try using a spray bottle filled with water mixed with vinegar (3 parts water/1 part vinegar). This mixture will help neutralize odors and discourage re-soiling behavior in dogs who are still very young!
Let your dog know that accidents are not OK even if you were not able to get them outside in time.
As you go through the process of potty training your puppy, it is important to remember that accidents are going to happen. This can be an especially trying time for both you and your dog. Even if you were able to get them outside in time, there may be accidents in the house on occasion.
If crate training works for you then making use of one now can help with potty training when it comes time to leave the house with your puppy later on down the road in life!
When potty training a puppy, it’s important to give him a consistent routine to follow so he knows when you expect him to relieve himself.
Consistency is important for puppies. It helps them know when it’s time to eat, play and go outside to do their business. For example, if you want your puppy to use the bathroom after you wake up in the morning and before eating breakfast, then make sure they always go outside first thing in the morning.
This consistency also applies when teaching them where they should relieve themselves inside your home. If one day you want them to go on a rug by the door but another day you want them to use a mat under your coffee table (which may be more convenient), then make sure that’s what happens every single time so there are no surprises for anyone involved—whether human or canine!
Puppies can be trained to go outside in the yard instead of inside the house with some patience and consistency.
With a little patience and consistency, you can train your puppy to go outside. When your puppy wakes up from a long nap, take him outside. If he relieves himself, reward him with praise and petting for doing the right thing.
If he has an accident in the house (on purpose or by mistake), clean it up thoroughly so that he learns not to do that again. Don’t scold your puppy or otherwise punish him for having an accident: it’s important not to make negative associations with going outside or relieve themselves at all—this will only make training more difficult later on!
But don’t worry — it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to potty training success! We know that puppies are cute and lovable, but nobody wants their home smelling like pee or poop all day long. Don’t let accidents get the best of you though. Puppies are always learning, and so will you when potty training them. The most important thing is consistency, so just keep at it every day until your puppy gets the hang of things!