Puppy Potty Training Basic Principles

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From the Desk of Sharda Baker

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This is Sharda with another potty train newsletter.

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In order to make puppy potty trainings as easy as possible, there are a few changes that can be made to the house to simplify the process for both you and the puppy.

The following tips can make potty training, whether crate training, litter box training, or paper or potty pad training easier for all involved:

  • Control the area that the puppy has access to. This means installing puppy gates at doors, using a crate, purchasing a indoor puppy pen or keeping your puppy on a leash that is either attached to a piece of heavy furniture or even better, attached to you. This prevents the puppy from sneaking off into the other room to eliminate, or from getting behind furniture to do their business.
  • If your puppy area has lots of items on the floor you may wish to remove them and keep the room as uncluttered as possible. Clutter is a perfect place for the puppy to slip behind to use the toilet.
  • Consider keeping your puppy confined to an area that has no carpet. Anticipate accidents and prepare for them. Cleaning up on tile or linoleum surfaces is much easier than cleaning carpet.
  • Have the puppy area relatively close to the exit or door that you will need to take the puppy through to go outside, and keep this exit consistent. If the puppy area is on the other side of the house from the door, there is a greater chance that tiny bladders will lose control as you are making for the door. With the puppy area close to the door, the time between the signs of needing to go outside and actually getting outside will be much shorter.

Remember that safety is also important. Don’t have the puppy rushing up or downstairs to go outside as they can hurt themselves in the hurry.

In addition if you are leashing the puppy, only allow 3 to 4 feet for the leash and monitor them constantly to avoid any chance of them choking or chewing on the leash and choking on the parts.

I hope that you learned a lot from today’s puppy potty training newsletter

All the best and take care

Sharda Baker