Do you mean like housebreaking the puppy? It's a good idea to tackle housebreaking with a combination of crate training, puppy pads, and taking the dog outside regularly.
Try using a small enough crate to where the puppy can lay down but doesn't have enough room to make a mess in one spot and avoid it in another; generally, a dog won't make a mess where it sleeps/eats/etc. When you let the dog out, pick it up and take it outside otherwise it's possible the dog may go to the bathroom before it gets outside. Crate training is good if you have to leave the dog alone for a good length of time of if that's where you'll have it sleep at night. Depending on the age of the dog, you can leave it in the crate for longer periods of time, but for a puppy only count on being able to keep him in there for 7 or 8 hours during the day.
I breed puppies, and I always use puppy pads- they work wonders. There's something about them (a certain smell I guess) that draws them to the pads and whenever I put them on the floor the puppies never make a mess anywhere else in the house. If you gradually start to move the pads towards the door where you'll be letting it outside, they'll associate that door and the outside with where you want them to go to the bathroom.
You should take the puppy outside at fairly regular intervals and generally around the same time everyday, starting with early in the morning after you wake up. When you take them outside, don't talk to them or play with them until they've done their business, at which point you should praise them. Also take the puppy out to eat about 30 minutes to an hour after they eat.
You need to constantly supervise the dog when they roam around the house, but be sure to confine them in the room you're in. Watch for clues that could indicate if they need to go to the bathroom, like if they're sniffing around the floor a lot. If you see them in the act of going to the bathroom in the wrong place, tell them "no," and on the flipside if you see them going to the bathroom in the correct spot praise them.
Hope that helps some.
Well, the first thing you have to remember is HANDS OFF, not hitting no yelling...if you want to hit something...Roll up a newpaper and hit yourself in the head and repeat the words "I forgot to watch the puppy"!!
The key word here is "training"...you are going to TRAIN your pup to go outside... here is how that is done...
The number one ingredient to have a house trained dog is...VIGILANCE. You must make housetraining your 'mission in life' 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 WHENEVER 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.
When you get the pup outside...say 'pee pee' or whatever...then love them up BIG when they go...this will teach them to go on command, and save you from having hang out and wait in the future. DO NOT bring the puppy in until it has gone potty...
I agree with nero- what also helps is when they "go" in the house, put it in their crate with them. they naturally want to be away from it so they'll get the message pretty quickly. It only took my dog twice and she never did it again.
well you have to train it and sometimes you have to be patient with it as well. if it doesnt like going outside then you just have to wait.