Now that you’re ready to begin the potty training process with your new puppy, it’s time to dive into the most successful training methods. Potty training is a huge task for our puppies to pick up on, so it’s up to us to make it as clear and understandable as possible.
First, it’s important to make sure that you keep your puppy on a set feeding schedule. By feeding them at the same time each day, they can begin to develop a regular potty routine. This will not only offer your puppy some structure but will also give you an idea of when your dog needs to go outside to use the bathroom.
The next way to ensure success in your dog’s potty training is by making sure to take them outside frequently. It’s important to take them outside first thing in the morning when they wake up, after each meal, after each nap, and right before they go to sleep at night.
The idea of this method is to help prevent accidents in your home by giving them plenty of opportunities to go outside and help to limit any dire need to use the bathroom in your home. Frequent trips outside will also help to solidify that outside is the proper place to go. It’s also ideal to take them to the same spot outside when they are learning, as this helps to establish a bathroom routine.
Perhaps the most important part of potty training your puppy is making sure to celebrate their wins. Be sure to praise your puppy each time they use the bathroom outside, and make it clear that they are doing something right. This will help to teach your puppy that this behavior is desired, and will make them want to continue the behavior in the future.