How do you potty train a puppy?
The number one ingredient to have a house trained dog is...vigilance. You must make housetraining your 'thing' for anywhere from 10 days to two weeks. Keep slip-on's by the back door, and a bathrobe or something quick to get into handy...because for this two weeks...housetraining will be your mission.
Your goal is...to beat the puppy to the punch...You'll learn his signals just by doing all that vigilance...like they'll start sniffing, and circling...you pick him up and take him out BEFORE he goes...Rules of thumb are also...For puppies, take him out immediately when he wakes up (do not let him follow you to the door...pick him up and carry out the door)...take out immediately after eating. During play a little puppy should be taken out every 20 minutes or so (aren't you glad they sleep so much??
Crate the pup/dog when you cannot watch it (when you leave, or are ultra busy)...instinct is for them to not dirty their nest...so make sure the crate is only big enough to stand up, turn around, etc...A new puppy will need to get out once during the night...but that only lasts a week or so...You don't want the puppy having to go so bad he dirties his nest...you do NOT want to break that instictive barrier...once that's happened it's hard to undo.
PS...when you get the pup outside...say 'pee pee' or whatever...then love them up BIG when they go...this will get them to go on command, and save you from having hang out and wait in the future.
In training...patience is a must...train one pup at a time...about 10-15 mins.after they eat,or play, wake up from a nap, then is the time to take them outside to potty or to litter box, or pee pads, watch like phrannie said, for the signs...which way are u trying to train ? I've trained pups to a litter box and to newspaper as well, I've trained them to go outside too...most of what you teach is somewhat the same...it's repetitive...little pups can't hold themselves for to long...when they're small, they have small bladders too...this is where watching the body signs comes in handy...once you learn the body signs, u'll do good as far as training...a lot of what phrannie said is good advice...dichihuahua
yay to what phrannie said, I just got a new puppy 4 weeks ago and my dad told me the EXACT same thing and it worked. you have to be very patient though because trust me it does get VERY frustrating. but after 2 or 3 weeks of intensive potty training my puppy knows that going pee pee and poo poo is for OUTSIDE ONLY!
there are those pads that you lay on the ground for puppies to go bathroom on. they sell them at wallmart. I want to know too my dog just had puppies
Hello, check out www.wigglewag.com/PottyTraining.htm , they lay out 7 steps you can follow house train your pup.
wow thanks a lot. im sure it didn't take a genius to figure that one out.
please ask the vaterinary doctor or buy a aunthentic book on pet dogs.
yeah but sometimes they don't use the pads :(
thanks phrannie! your awesome!