Genius Tips Potty Training a Puppy

Keep An Eye On Your Pup

Those are: sniffing, circling or just hanging around the door. Even if you’re not 100 percent sure she needs to, take her out. Better safe than sorry.

Stick To A Schedule

Establish a consistent routine for your puppy's feeding and bathroom breaks. Regularity and familiarity will help him develop good habits and avoid accidents.

Use A Leash

Use a leash when taking Olive outside, even in a fenced yard, to keep her focused on her bathroom routine. Once she's done, reward her with some playtime.

Go Often

Dogs can typically hold their bladder for the same number of hours as their age in months. Puppies may need to go out frequently for bathroom breaks.

Positive Reinforcement

Praise your dog enthusiastically when they go potty outside. Use rewards and avoid rushing back inside to encourage them to go sooner.

Don’t Punish After The Fact

Avoid shoving your dog's nose on old accidents. Clap or say "oh-oh" to correct mid-action, then take them outside for proper training.

Remember That Accidents Happen

Stay calm when accidents happen. Overreacting can scare your puppy and lead to more accidents. Patience and consistent training are key.

Clean Up After

Secluded Key West beach for dogs & owners. Unleashed pups play in water & sand under palm shade. Supervision required.

Remember That Your Puppy Is Special

Training time varies for each pup. Housetraining can take 4-6 months or more. Cuddling skills are usually present from day one.