Potty training isn’t only for toddlers. Your new puppy also needs to be potty training. This week’s video is on potty training your new puppy.

When you start potty training , follow these steps:

– Keep your puppy on a regular feeding schedule and take away his food between meals.

– Take puppy out to potty first thing in the morning and then once every 30 minutes to an hour. Also, always take them outside after meals or when they wake from a nap. Make sure your puppy goes out last thing at night and before he’s left alone.

– Take puppy to the same spot each time to do his/her business. Their scent will prompt them to go.

– Stay with them outside, at least until  they’re house trained or potty trained.

– When your puppy goes to potty outside, praise him/her or give them a treat. A walk around the neighborhood is a nice reward.

 

 

Remember, crate training is a great way to start potty training your puppy. Dogs have a natural instinct to keep their home clean, so a properly sized crate, introduced gradually, will create a home base for your puppy and will keep him/her from having accidents when you can’t watch them. Use the crate when you’re unable to give your puppy your full attention during the day, as well as at nap time and bedtime.