Potty Training Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide for Pups

Potty Training Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide for Pups

Puppies are little balls of energy and excitement. They love to explore, play with their toys and make new friends. But most importantly, puppies need to learn how to go potty outside! If your puppy isn’t potty trained yet, don’t worry—it’s not too late for you two. Follow these tips on how to get started with potty coaching your puppy from start to finish:

When to Start Potty Training

The best time to start potty training your puppy is between 8 and 12 weeks.

A puppy’s hormones are still developing, so it’ll be more receptive to learning new behaviours (like going outside). If you wait until they’re older than six months old, it’ll be harder for them to learn new things–and they’ll likely resist your efforts more than a younger pup would.

The first few days and weeks will be the most challenging while your dog adjusts to his new environment, so don’t stress if the time isn’t right. Your job will be easier if you can establish healthy habits early on: make sure your pup gets enough exercise during the day, so he doesn’t get distracted from what he needs (and wants) most–you!

The basics of potty training

Here are some essential tips if you’re new to dog parenting and potty training.

  • Be patient with your puppy. They can’t read your mind! If they don’t understand what you want them to do, they’ll keep going to different places around the house until something clicks and they figure it out on their own. Keep trying until then–it will take time and effort on both parts of your relationship before things get easier for everyone involved (you, your dog).
  • Take them outside every time they need to go–even if only for five minutes at first–and wait patiently while they do their business; then reward them afterward with affectionate praise or treats as appropriate (more on later). This will help reinforce good behaviour so that eventually, all those trips outside become part of everyday routine rather than just something special that happens once in a while when there’s nothing else going on in our lives together besides just sitting around waiting for something interesting enough occur so we can finally get up off our backsides long enough.

The No. 1 rule of potty training: Consistency

This means you must be consistent in everything you do with your pup, especially when teaching them how to use the bathroom outside. Let’s discuss a few instances of folks who are inconsistent with their dog’s toilet training and how they could hinder your pup’s development:

  • You take your puppy out every hour or two instead of every 30 minutes (or even more), which makes it harder for them to learn when he needs his next potty break! This is especially true if you have an elderly parent who lives with you–if they don’t want to bring him outside because “he peed just five minutes ago,” then there goes another chance at consistency!
  • You forget about one time during the day when there was no opportunity for outdoor playtime due either due too much company at home or just simply being busy doing other things like work/school etc… Then again, this will make things difficult down the road because now he may not know exactly what times are best suited for going outside…

How to make the most of bathroom breaks

To make the most of bathroom breaks, a few points to bear in mind as follows:

  • If you want your puppy to go potty on cue, practice going outside every hour. This way, he’ll learn that when people come home from work or school, they always take him out first thing.
  • Always check in with your pup before heading out into the yard–no matter how many times he’s been there before! It’s easy for puppies (and even grown dogs) to get distracted by new scents and sights while exploring their environment.
  • Be patient if mistakes happen! Your pup may have an accident while learning where it’s best suited for them to relieve themselves; don’t get frustrated with yourself or them if this happens–it’s part of being human (or canine). As long as both parties know why accidents happen and can communicate calmly without getting upset about what happened during training sessions, everything should turn out fine eventually…

Potty Training Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide for Pups

Potty training tips for puppies

  • Puppies need to be taken outside every hour for the first week.
  • Puppies can’t hold their poop and pee for long, so taking them out of their crate every hour is essential to relieve themselves. This will help prevent accidents in your home!
  • After the first week, take your puppy outside every two hours instead of every hour. You may still want to take him out more often if he seems to need it (for example: after naps or meals), but This should give you a broad concept of what most puppies respond to during the toilet training phase. Remember to reinforce positive behaviour with rewards constantly!
  • Read more: https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/house-training-your-puppy

Potty training is a lot easier with consistency and positive reinforcement

Consistency is the key to potty training. When praising your puppy, it would help to be consistent with your puppy’s bathroom breaks, potty training treats, and words.

For example, if you always take them out of their crate at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m., they’ll know exactly when they need to go outside each time, which will help them learn faster!

We hope these suggestions may be helpful if you’re seeking a strategy to assist your puppy in learning how to use the restroom. Potty training is a process; there is no right way to go about it or a timetable for how long it should take. But if you persist in using constant praise, even the most resistant dogs will eventually 

give in.

Make potty training a breeze with Parliament Animal Hospital. Potty training can be a frustrating experience for both you and your pup, but it doesn’t have to be. At Parliament Animal Hospital, we offer a step-by-step guide to potty training that is simple, effective, and, most importantly, easy. Our experienced trainers will work with you and your pup to establish a potty training routine that fits your lifestyle and provides results. Say goodbye to messy accidents and hello to a well-trained, housebroken puppy. Learn more about our Potty Training Made Easy program and start today by visiting https://parliamentanimalhospital.ca/ or calling (647) 347-3300.


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