Training your puppy is all about consistency, and positive reinforcement. The ending goal of this is to instill good habits in your dog and build a close loving bond between you and your puppy.
It will typically take 4-6 weeks to have your puppy fully house trained. However, depending on the breed and size, some pup’s may take up to a year.
Where to begin
Many experts recommend that you begin house training your puppy as soon as you get them.
The younger the puppy, the easier they will be to train.
If your puppy is older than 12 weeks when you get him, this may take longer to train as its likely he has been going to the bathroom in the cage.
Don’t get discouraged. With a little time and effort, your puppy will be fully trained in no time.
Steps for training your puppy
When you start to house train your pup, you can use these steps as a guideline.
-If possible, take your puppy out first thing in the morning. Then once every hour after.
-Be sure your puppy is on a regular feeding schedule and take him outside after eating.
-Take the puppy to the same spot each time to do his business. The scent from previous times will encourage him to go.
-When your puppy goes pee or poop outside, be sure to praise him or give him a treat.
If you follow these tips, you should have a good baseline on house-training your pup. Obviously there are more detailed sites out there where you can get more information. But if you have any additional questions about anything mentioned in the blog, feel free to leave a comment below.