The video on next page has already 1.293.403 views!! Puppy potty training is probably one of the most difficult aspects of dog ownership. If not properly trained, the dog is more capable of being disobedient or even aggressive to an extent. There are various methods that you can use to potty train a puppy. The following methods are the most common.
Crate training is one of the most effective potty training methods described by trainers and owners alike. The methods simply involves the confinement of the puppy within a small crate with the aim of teaching him to hold urine till he is released from the crate.
Many animals want nothing to do with their excrement, therefore the puppy would rather wait than have to deal with his own waste. When buying the crate ensure that it is small enough that the dog can lie in it comfortably, but not big enough that he can create a mess in the corner then separate himself from the mess.
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However, you need to remember not to leave the puppy in the crate for too long. Recommended time for a 1 month old puppy is 1 hour, a 2 month old puppy is 2 hours and so on. For the best results, reward the puppy after an outdoor potty.
Potty pads are less of a common potty training method. However, they can be used intelligently to train puppies without necessarily using crates. Train the puppy to do his business on the potty pad and the potty pad only. You should place a dog bed and several toys in a confined area of the house then lay the potty pad a few meters away. If you catch the puppy before the act, place him on the mat. Every time he does the right thing reward him through praise or using a treat.