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3 Steps to Simple Potty Training of Puppies

Potty training of puppies is an area where many people seem to struggle. This is unfortunate because dogs that are not properly potty trained have a much shorter life span with the family, and most actually end up in pounds and shelters.


So if you need some tips to simplify the potty training of puppies here are three of them to help you.

1. Beware of Times & Locations



Always feed your puppy at the same times every day. Then record what their behavior is like right before they have to go to the bathroom. Many puppies will act anxious, circle, and some become very quiet. It is important that you learn the subtle signals your puppy gives off right before they go potty so you can catch them before they go.

2. Crate Train Them



The potty training of puppies should also involve crate training. The two most important things when it comes to crate training of puppies is the size of the crate and the how often you let the puppy out of that crate.

The crate should only be big enough for the puppy to turn around and lay down. It should not be big enough for them to use one side as a bathroom.

Also, puppies have to go very frequently so try and give them an opportunity to go every 2 hours.

3. Strict Potty Training Schedule



Finally, the most important thing when it comes to the proper potty training of puppies is to keep a very strict schedule.

The puppy should know exactly when it is okay to eliminate, so that they know they only have to hold their urine for a certain amount of time.

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