How to Potty Train a Puppy
Getting a new puppy is one of the most exciting experiences, but the burden of learning how to potty train a puppy, not so much. Now I know puppy potty training is not a typical topic on my site, but I have had great success potty training puppies, so I just had to share my experience. Besides, puppy training, toddler potty training, pretty much the same thing. You show them the potty, they do their thing, get a reward, and this continues until they get the hang of it, right? Ohhh if it were only that easy. I will go over some of my best puppy potty training tips, and tell you how I successfully potty trained all 5 of my dogs in under a week.
Pick a spot
The first step to potty training a puppy is picking the designated spot where he/she will be going potty. This is where you will direct your dog every time it is time to go potty. If you want to learn how to potty train a puppy fast, there’s no better first step than picking a spot and just getting started.
Take your dog out frequently
In the beginning your dog will not be able to tell you he has to go potty. So take him out frequently. This will prevent accidents, and give your dog more practice with potty training. Eventually your dog will get so good at this, that he will point at the door or towards the potty area when he needs to go. This is a pretty awesome accomplishment.
Reward your puppy
Pick a really awesome reward for going potty. This should be something amazing that your dog really looks forward to. Everytime your dog goes potty, make a huge deal about it and reward him. You can give one reward/treat for pee and 2 for poop.
Don’t leave your dog alone for long periods
When you start potty training your puppy, especially a young one, he will not be able to hold in his pee for long. So don’t leave him alone for extended periods of time. Make sure you are home and able to take him out. It can be frustrating for both you and your puppy when an accident happens that he could not control.
Commit to a potty training weekend
Trying to potty train a puppy in between a busy work schedule can be frustrating and disappointing. Get a good start over the weekend. Stay home and commit to potty training that entire weekend. There’s alot you can do in just a few days. I have potty trained my chihuahua in only 3 days. She was completely potty trained. She’s my last dog, so I kind of new what I was doing by then 😉
Get a guide or program
There’s nothing wrong with getting a step by step puppy potty training guide. That is exactly what I did and is how I successfully potty trained all 5 of my dogs. I looked up different methods, did some research and when what I was doing was not working, I got a guide. Since then, that step by step guide has changed tremendously. It now comes with videos, tutorials, and one on one support. You have no idea how lucky you are to have that. I highly recommend this as an option. The program is called The Perfect Pooch System. It’s absolutely wonderful and I can’t say enough great things about it. Here’s what it looks like. Not only does it help you teach your puppy to use the potty, but helps you train your dog not to jump on people, bark unnecessarily, chew and destroy things, and the list goes on. Potty training is just the beginning, there are so many different areas of training that need to be done with a new dog to ensure he is obedient, safe, and doesn’t destroy your entire house. Look at this list of things that’s included in this program. This is exactly why I recommend it. No other book or guide is this complete. Trust me, I’ve read alot of dog training books. You will know exactly how to potty train a puppy fast, and so much more when the time comes.