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Or your dog may simply need more time to learn Remember to be patient and keep these tips in mind when house-training a puppy or an adult dog
However, if you feel like your dog is having trouble learning to go outside, there may be a number of causes:
Potty-training a puppy can take a few weeks or a few months. All dogs learn at a different pace, so be patient.
Here are some more tips that will help create a consistent training routine with a new puppy:
Know when to go
The first thing you should know about how to house-train a puppy is the importance of consistency. Teach your puppy to relieve himself in the same location. The more often you take him outside when he has to go, the sooner he'll learn that he's always supposed to go outside. Once you become familiar with your puppy's routine, you'll start recognizing the signs (circling, sniffing at one spot) that he has to go.
Successful house-training needs your time, commitment, caring and attentiveness.
How to House Train Your New Puppy
We have included a helpful House Training Schedule for you to print out.
When house-training a puppy, the following are some items you'll find helpful to the process:
Troubleshooting the Challenges
Once you establish a designated elimination spot, follow a consistent routine every time you take your puppy out. As he circles and sniffs the area, say "go potty," and continue saying it as he relieves himself. When your puppy has finished, offer calm praise and say "good potty."
Don't reward with a treat; the treat is the relief he feels from going potty. Your puppy will begin to associate "go potty" with the relief he feels and will soon go potty on command.
Potty-training a puppy means routine
As a general rule, you should take your puppy outside:
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