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How To Toilet Train Your Puppy
Dogs are smart, it doesn’t usually take long for them to realise that they need to ask to go outside to the toilet. My dog now scratches the door with his paw every time he needs to go.
Having a puppy playpen is a good idea when they are young. Some playpens have bottoms to them so if they do make a mess inside it goes on the base of that rather than your floor and they are easy to clean. You can also use Puppy Toilet Training Pads to absorb urine.
It’s a good idea to take your puppy out at regular intervals so he gets used to going outside to the toilet.
Before you go outside get into the habit of saying to your dog “toilet” or “wee wee” so that he learns it’s time to go to the toilet.
Take your pup out 10-15 minutes after a drink or a meal so that he goes outside as much as possible, every couple of hours is best when they are very young.
Take your pup outside first thing in the morning and the last thing at night.
Praise your puppy every time he goes to the toilet outside. Don’t ever punish your pup if he messes inside, just praise when he goes in the garden. He will soon pick it up and realise the garden is the place to go.
This is how I trained my dog when he was a pup, he soon learned to go outside.
How did you get on toilet training your pup? Let me know in the comments.