How to Potty Train a Puppy

How to Potty Train a Puppy

potty train a puppyBringing home that new puppy can be an exciting time for you, the family and the puppy. It’s also an important time to learn how to potty train a puppy. That is if you want to keep your house in one piece. The faster you learn the ins and outs of potty training puppies, the easier it is. Before you learn anything about how to potty train a puppy (or look at any kind of dog training for that matter) know one thing. Puppy training does not have to be a chore, it can be a learning and bonding experience for both you and your young puppy.

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Puppies and Electronics

I’ve said more than a few times in the past puppies do more damage than some people realize. It’s not that they’re malicious or have anything against your household but their curiosity is second only to their excitement when they find something fun. Which is why you need to be careful what you leave in reach of your puppy and you might well be surprised what counts as ‘in reach’ when they’re that determined. So the obvious start is to start clearing anything (and I mean anything) which could be harmful. Don’t rely on cupboard doors they can be easily opened by an adventurous pup so pick up some childproof locks for the kitchen cupboards etc…

Make sure any cleaning materials are kept well out of reach and then look for the less obvious stuff. For example we recently had a pup in the flat and we’d thought we’d covered up everything he could get his paws on. We left nothing dangerous to him lying around but turns out this little one had a taste for wires. Now we’d preempted this and kept all the mains wires covered up but he got into the Ethernet cables we had along the walls. This is easily remedied these days by setting up a wireless network for your internet. If the signal won’t reach properly then you could use a WiFi repeater (as we did) which boosts your signal without the need for wires. This worked for us, just make sure you put it out of reach. Some plug directly into the wall and prevent a tempting (and dangerous) chew target. So cover that up or use one which can be placed on something high.

A wireless network is not the end of your electronics problem. Say goodbye to messy wiring because if your pup gets in and starts chewing that… well let’s just avoid that issue coming up shall we. There are sprays you can cover the wires with but I don’t really think they work to be honest. Cover as much as you can and whatever has to be sitting out should be covered by some pcv piping and don’t give the pup open access to it with nobody watching. Give them long enough they’d still get through the piping but it would take them a while so you’d notice them on it. If you catch them chewing on the wires follow the same principles to distract them with something as you would with any housebreaking. When you’re not in then use a dog crate to prevent them from wrecking your house, electronics and hurting themselves.

As well as the wires you need to look for anything they could knock over on themselves or damage. So CD players sitting near the edge of a table or something. Go room by room and you’ll need to be really creative with what you expect from the puppy and they’ll probably still manage to surprise you. You should start doing this kind of thing before bringing the puppy home. Get yourself a wireless network setup and a wireless repeater (you might also see them called wireless range extender but they’re the same thing really) and cover up your wires with PCV pipes. Unplug everything which doesn’t need to be plugged in and don’t give them free roam access to any wires.

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Potty Training a Puppy

First of all, when it comes to potty training a puppy there are a few things you should learn to expect. Firstly, potty training puppies will never be completely predictable no matter how many puppies you’ve trained. This is not to say it doesn’t get easier (and it’s not that hard in the first place) but I would never call it predictable.
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Unless, somehow, you managed to achieve full 24 hour watch over your puppy then you’ll need to make yourself at peace with the idea that there are going to be accidents. No matter how good of a trainer you are and how well behaved that little puppy is, his (or her) bladder is too small and they lack proper control until they are older (around five to seven months). Not to fret though, there are steps you can take to minimise the damage to your home.

Potty Training a Puppy

The basic technique behind potty training a puppy is constantly moving them to the garden every hour (or less) and also before and after eating, playing, sleeping and meeting new people or things. Yes, that’s a big list but it needs doing. You also need to keep vigilant watch for signs of your puppy moving towards their usual potty area so you know it’s time to move them outside. You can make the potty training a puppy period a little easier in this respect by looking at how to potty train a puppy with a bell. If circumstances (such as adverse seasonal conditions or living in a high rise apartment) don’t allow you easy access to the garden our outdoor area then perhaps have a look at how to paper train a puppy or how to litter train a puppy.

Potty Training a Puppy

Once your puppy is in the correct potty area (be that outside, or on top of the paper, pad or litter tray) repeat a potty command. It can be anything but I tend to use something like ‘potty’ and repeat this command. You need to continually repeat this command and use this same command every time you potty train a puppy. As soon as your puppy does the correct action instantly reward them.

Potty Training a Puppy

Three things you need to know at this point. First of all potty training a puppy is all about learning by rote. By doing the same thing over and over and receiving a reward, the puppy quickly catches on to what is expected of him or her. You also need to know that with any kind of puppy training you need to move quickly and close the gap between the action and the reward, otherwise the puppy will think you are rewarding them for whatever they were doing at the point of the treat. This is where clicker training comes in useful. Lastly, puppies tend to aim for the same areas to use the potty so it makes it easier to pre empt.

Now that you know what you’re doing to reward the good behaviour – what about the bad? First of all you can only correct a puppies actions when catch them in the act. You can’t find a mess afterwards and scold the puppy for doing it – they don’t think the same way humans do and won’t understand what they did wrong. If you do catch your puppy in the act (and with the right vigilance, you will) you need to repeat a command such as ‘no’ and move the puppy to the correct potty area and repeat the potty command. If they then do the potty in the correct place you reward them before returning to clean up the mess.

You need to clean up a mess quickly, it’s hard to convince a puppy that they’r not meant to use the rug as a potty when that’s what it smells like. You can pick up sprays especially made for the job (they remove the mess, smell and are safe for the puppy) from pet shops and many department stores.

That’s all there really is to get started with potty training a puppy. Easier than you thought, right?

How to Potty Train a Puppy With a Bell

Learning how to potty train a puppy with a bell is a pretty strange one but you might be surprised how well it can work. One of the main issues usually when potty training a puppy is their weak bladder control accompanying their small bladders. This means that a puppy needs to go often and when training you need to be constantly on watch for signs of your puppy needing to go outside.

While puppy training you still need to keep a very close eye on your puppy to make sure they’re safe there are some things you can do to make it a little easier and learning how to potty train a puppy with a bell can be a great idea.

Potty training a puppy with a bell does not mean you train a puppy to go to the potty when they hear a bell, it means they use a bell to alert you when they need outside to use the potty area. Even the most closely watched puppy will have times where you just didn’t see it, so giving your puppy an audible way of asking to go outside is great and a lot easier than you might think.

The first step in how to potty train a puppy with a bell is actually setting up the bell. It’s easier for the puppy if you have several small bells rather than one big one, but avoid any that could be a potential choking hazard. You need to arrange the bells on string or wire so that they hang near the door in reach of the puppy.

Now in order to learn how to potty train a puppy with a bell you need to, as with any kind of dog training, is to continually show your puppy something over and over until they understand. Every time you let them out of the door to potty, knock the bells so they make a noise and make sure your puppy see’s you do it. Every time that door opens, hold your puppy facing the bells and knock them with your hand or lightly with their paw, then open the door.

That’s pretty much all there is to learning how to potty train a puppy with a bell, after a few days of this your puppy will likely start associating the noise of this bell with opening the door and will start using it to ask to be let out. If your puppy doesn’t get the idea you could try putting a little bit of butter on the bells which the puppy will lick off – and you can react to the puppy using the bells by opening the door. They key point in the potty training a puppy with a bell steps is to make sure you react quickly to opening the door or the puppy won’t make the association between the bells going off and the door opening.

Doing this properly can save on a few accidents and give your young pup a great way to ask to be let outside but it’s no ‘silver bullet’ even after you’ve learned how to potty train a puppy with a bell, you need to keep a close eye on your young pup no matter how well they can use the bells.

How to Potty Train a Puppy in the Winter

A lot of people have emailed in asking how to potty train a puppy in the winter. According to statistics, the number one cause of death in newborn puppies is catching a draft (which is why it’s so important to keep them warm) but even with older ones warmth is important.

Looking at how to potty train a puppy in the winter generally means not potty training outdoors in the garden or otherwise. Instead you should look at something like how to paper train a puppy or how to litter train a puppy. These things can be taught indoors so when the seasons change you can retrain them but your puppy hasn’t spent the last few months making a mess of your carpet at least.

In the long run I usually suggest people potty train puppies immediately outdoors although for some people that’s just not feasible (see the article on how to potty train a puppy in an apartment) or this case when you can’t potty train a puppy because of the cold.

So for training indoors it’s either paper training or litter training. To be honest they’re both pretty much the same thing. You teach your puppy to do their business on piles of newspaper or especially set out litter tray or pad. These are much easier to clean up rather than on the couch or rug and it keeps the mess in one place. The difference between the two is pretty minimum and the training works out much the same way.

You need to place the litter, pad or paper out if the way of the puppies sleeping, eating or play area. It’s hard to train a puppy not to urinate in the kitchen when that’s what it smells like. I like using a spare, fairly unused, room with a lino floor.

Every hour and before and after sleeping, playing, sleeping or meeting new people you should take your puppy and place him or her on the set spot and repeat a consistent command word such as ‘potty’ or ‘make’ and you need to use this same command every time and try to keep your tone the same as well. If your puppy does their business on the right spot you reward them before moving back to the main part of the house and replacing the paper or litter. Try not to let your puppy stand in it and walk the mess through the house.

There will be the odd accident and there really isn’t anything you, or the puppy, can do about that. But any time you catch your puppy in the act (and only in the act) of doing their business in the wrong area repeat a firm no and move them to the correct area, this is the basics of how to potty train a puppy normally and when it comes to potty training a puppy outdoors you follow the same principles again. If training twice sounds like too much work then perhaps avoid getting a puppy until a warmer season so you won’t need to learn how to potty train a puppy in the winter.

How to Potty Train a Puppy in an Apartment

Learning how to potty train a puppy in an apartment is not far from learning how to potty train puppies when you live in a house. To still need to potty train your puppy quickly and begin training early and you feed to follow a lot of the same procedures as you would living in a house but your main concern is getting your puppy outside on time when they need to go. The higher your apartment block, the more of a problem you will have when figuring out how to potty train a puppy in an apartment.

Puppies have small bladders with poor control. Even the best trained puppies will have occasional accidents and the only thing you can do about that is try to limit the puppies exposure to anything expensive or that can’t be cleaned. So whichever method you chose to potty train a puppy with, the small accidents are something you’re going to have to deal with as you go.

When looking at how to potty train a puppy in an apartment, you need to look at how high up your apartment is and how quickly you can get yourself outside. If you’re close to the ground then you don’t really need to do much more than keep a careful eye on your puppy for warning signs and keep your shoes on so you can run for the garden quickly. Check one of basic guides on how to potty train a puppy in this case.

If you live higher up then you’re not going to be able to get to the garden in time so conventional training like this isn’t going to work for you. It’s possible for you to switch to this when the puppy is a few months older and has more control over their bladder (it won’t be as easy as training from the beginning – but still completely possible). You will need something, at least short term, to stop your apartment getting ruined in the meantime.

If you can’t get outside in time, there are a few ways to look at how to potty train a puppy in an apartment.

Firstly, and this is probably the more common one, you can learn how to paper train a puppy. To read the full guide on paper training a puppy click that link. The basic idea is covering a tiled or wooden floored area with paper (lots and lots of paper) and training the puppy to use the paper. This makes cleaning up a lot easier and you can set an area away from both yours and the puppies eating and sleeping areas. Be sure to keep a close eye on the paper area and clean up as required. Again, for the guide on how to paper train a puppy check that link.

The other option is learning how to litter train a puppy. It’s pretty close to the same thing but instead of using paper you can use a box with the right kind of absorbency or you can purchase a specially made puppy litter box. This has the advantages of an easier clean up and, usually, less of a smell problem but it does cost a little extra. If you choose to litter train then be sure to get the right materials to avoid harming your young puppy.

Learning how to potty train a puppy in an apartment requires time and patience like any other kind of training and you will later have to retrain them to go outdoors but with these methods you can slowly move the paper or potty closer and closer to the door to make it easier. From their when you see them move towards the door quickly run them downstairs (this is once they’ve developed stronger bladder control) and look at the how to potty train a puppy for complete details. Eventually you will be able to phase out the paper or litter completely. We also have a video on how to potty train a puppy in an apartment.

How to Potty Train a Puppy While at Work

Now before we look at how to potty train a puppy while at work, I want to remind you that unless you have the spare time to give to a puppy then perhaps its not the right time to get a dog. Thats not to say that just because you have a job, you shouldn’t have a dog, but make sure you have enough hours in the day to make them part of your life.

Learning how to potty train a puppy is much like learning how to potty train a puppy at night. You need to preempt your puppies needs and, especially, his or her poor bladder control. No matter how well trained your young puppy is, for he first few months there is going to be accidents and you’ll come home from work to clean up the rug. There are a few things you can to do make it easier on yourself.

First of all, young puppies need to go to the potty often after eating or drinking. Now you should leave at least some fresh water for your pup while you are gone for a few hours throughout the day but carefully timing (not skipping!) your puppies feeding times van make it easier. Get up earlier in the morning by at least half an hour or so (yes, you won’t like it but it’s preferable to buying a new rug) so you can feed your puppy. Then start preparing yourself for work and take your puppy to it’s potty area for it’s usual potty commands.

Now this is a little beyond the scope of potty training a puppy, but when it comes to feeding a puppy immediately before and after leaving the house you may inadvertently train your young pup to worry about members of the household when they are nit within the house. This can be avoided by paying no attention to the pup for a minute or two before and after leaving and reentering the house. If you don’t make a big deal of leaving, why should they?

Now you’ve limited what accidents you can, the next part when looking at how to potty train a puppy while at work is limiting your puppies exposure to the household. Many people give their dogs free reign to their household why they are in. With a house trained dog you can leave your dog free reign even when you are out. But when it comes to a curious puppy with a weak bladder you want to limit what they can get into to avoiding hurting themselves and damaging the household.

Now paper training or cage training is an option if you do it properly but I don’t think you need to go that far. Neither is a cruel practice (although cage training sounds mean because of it’s name) unless you want to stick with these methods you are teaching your puppy bad kong term habits which you will need to retrain from. When I first considered how to potty train a puppy while at work I closed off all but three rooms. I gave access to the kitchen, hall and guest room because they had tiling or wooden floors. This made it easy to clean while still giving the puppy fairly free roam over the household when it was at work.

Keep in mind your puppy will usually stress when first left alone, so if nobody else is in the house make sure you give your puppy short periods of being alone (extending them longer and longer) before leaving for w full day of work. Learning how to potty train s puppy while at work is as easy as planning ahead!

Using a Clicker to Potty Train a Puppy

One of the main things I talk about us using positive reinforcement quickly when potty training a puppy, well using a clicker to potty train a puppy can make this a lot easier. The clicker itself is basic and only costs a few bucks, technically you can use anything which emits a noise but a clicker has a distinct sound not too often heard around the house plus it’s loud enough for your puppy to hear it easily without annoying the neighbours.

As I’ve said before, when using positive reinforcement to train a puppy you need to do it quickly, before their attention wanders (and trust me – this happens quickly) to something else and they believe you are happy with them for watching the nearby bird. Using a clicker doesn’t really change your puppy potty training routine all that much, when your puppy does it’s business in the right area you immediately click the clicker and follow that with the praise or treat. People mistakenly believe this means they’re associating hearing a click with being rewarded, but that is a very short term issue, the puppy quickly learns that it’s receiving praise for using his or her potty area, the click itself just helps to bridge the gap between the action and the reward.

You might have seen other dog trainers clicking their fingers or perhaps whistling, this can work if done properly but you need to remain consistent and only use these noises to link an action and a reward. Clicks are only a few bucks and when it comes to potty training a puppy they’re well worth it. It’s not completely required and I’ve known people to potty train a puppy easily enough without one but it’s just a small thing which makes your job easier.

Similar training principles to the training clicker have been used on other animals such as horses, bears, whales and even humans. It might seem strange but studies have shown that the use of a clicker can reduce dog training times by up to one third.

A common misconception about using a clicker to potty train a puppy is that the puppy will no longer listen to a trainer without a clicker at hand. This isn’t the case at all, I don’t use a clicker with a puppy beyond the first few weeks. The key to preparing a puppy to obey without the use of a clicker is to use commands at the same time as the click. Remembering to keep the words and tones consistent you repeat this command with the click and soon your puppy learns the meaning without the click.

How to Kennel Train a Puppy

Learning how to kennel train a puppy is very similar to learning how to crate train a puppy. It makes advantage of the puppies natural instinct to have a ‘home’ or ‘safe’ area of their own. Some people consider it cruel to crate or kennel train a puppy but actually when a puppy properly associates a kennel with their own safe area it’s one of the more peaceful places for the puppy to be. People use kennels in different ways, some don’t allow their new puppy to live indoors and they stay in the kennel, others offer the kennel as an outside option if the puppy wishes to be out in the fresh air during the day and still maintain an area of their own. With proper kennel training your puppy will learn to treat their kennel as their own and separate from their potty area.

So – kennel training is great but let’s actually look at how to kennel train a puppy.

The first step is to actually get a kennel. Pretty hard to learn how to kennel train a puppy without one. Make sure you get one which suits your puppies full adult grown size. If you get one too small you’ll not only end up paying a second time for a bigger one – but you’ll run the risk of hurting your pup if you don’t change it quickly. This chart gives you a basic look at crate sizes for breeds which gives you a rough idea of what to look for in a kennel but you should consult with the breeder or pet store assistant to make sure you’re getting the right thing. Kennel training a puppy is the same as potty training a puppy, the quicker you start training the easier they’ll learn so it’s helpful to have the kennel ready when you bring your puppy home.

The next step in learning how to kennel train a puppy – is preparing the kennel to make it welcome to the puppy. Place it somewhere you likely won’t have to move it. I’ve seen some with flat bases, some with wooden stakes to drive into the ground and some with open floors (though these are much harder to keep clean). I prefer to place it under shade and in plain sight of the main windows and doorway. Create a comfortable area within the kennel using a blanket or towel for example. Place a toy or two within the kennel and, especially on warmer days, I like to leave a water dish outside even if they have one with their food bowl elsewhere.

So now that your kennel is in the right place and prepared – the next part in how to kennel train a puppy is actually training them to associate the area as their own. Start by placing your puppy into the kennel several times a day for a few minutes at a time and repeating a word like ‘Kennel’ or ‘Go to kennel’ heck you could say ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ as long as you use the same command consistently then your young puppy will make the link. Eventually when you say the command anywhere the puppy will understand you want them to go into their kennel and go themselves. It’s the same as any kind of puppy or dog training, consistency is key.

Keep in mind that puppies especially can’t be left unattended for too long. And, in terms of potty train a puppy, which needs to be kept in mind when looking at how to kennel train a puppy, you need to give them frequent potty breaks. You don’t want them associating their kennel with their potty  area. You do however have to expect the accident from time to time. Their poor bladder control will do that, not to mention excitement if they see someone coming. Make sure you clean the kennel properly when this happens. It’s how to kennel train a puppy properly when the kennel itself smells like their potty area.

Once you feel comfortable that your puppy is properly potty trained and house broken you  may choose to allow them to come and go between your house and their kennel training. The results or properly learning how to kennel train a puppy might surprise you since the puppy may decide it prefers sleeping in his or her kennel as opposed to sleeping on the comfy couch!

Potty Training Older Dogs

This video from ehow looks at how to potty train older dogs. It’s not that different in terms of technique but it’s well worth watching if you’re potty training an older dog.

Potty Train Puppy Classes

There are more than a few dog trainers out there who believe that learning how to potty train a puppy is too difficult and so they hire trainers or take their young puppies to a class where they can learn from professional trainers.

While these classes can help your puppy be potty trained they’re not actually necessary. You can train your puppy quite easily without them but if you’re pushed for time and have the spare money then its not necessarily a bad thing to try.

Finding a how to potty train a puppy class is fairly easy. You can use popular websites such as craigslist or gumtree. Many pet shops and vets will have advertisements on their windows and then you have the phone directory which will be packed full of dog obedience and training classes.

Trainers are likely to deliver different ways and many disagree on certain points over which methods are ‘best’ but if you find a good class then trusting the opinion of that dog trainer is likely a safe option. Many of them also carry products they suggest or can direct you towards the best place to get it. Just ensure that your puppy is aware of more than just the trainer. You don’t want to end up in a situation where your new puppy will listen to the trainer but not you, yourself.

The cost of using a class to potty train a puppy can vary depending in your area, the individual trainer and (of course) how long it takes the puppy to learn. If you are short on time or struggling to potty train your puppy it’s certainly a way to go.

How to Potty Train a Puppy at Night

Because most of the puppy potty training guides around always mention how important it is to keep an eye on a young puppy and watch for signs they need to go out – many people ask about puppy potty training at night. Considering when you’re asleep you can’t take the puppy outdoors frequently or watch for signs they need to go out – you need to have a plan ready.

How to Potty Train a Puppy at Night

Basically you are going to have to acccept there are going to be accidents no matter what you really do. Puppies have small bladders and little to no control over them. Even a perfectly trained puppy is going to have the odd accident from time to time.

The main thing people turn to when potty training at night are crates or cages. Now crate training a puppy certainly has it’s advantages, and in some situations it’s perfect, but it can train the puppy bad habits. Namely, that it’s ok to use their sleeping area as a potty area. You want these as separate as possible in the dogs mind. And since training a puppy involves teaching by rote and repetition bad habits need to be avoided like the plague. It is a possibility but not a great one. Paper training is a little better, but still has the long term problems of having to change what you’ve taught them. Buying a potty for the puppy is really the same thing as paper training. It’ll work – but when you want them to use outdoors you’re teaching them bad habits earlier on.

The best thing you can do is take your puppy to their set potty area outside right before you go to bed and make sure they do their business. Don’t feed them within the hour before bedtime and leave just a little bit of water (make sure to fill this up first thing in the morning). Avoid introducing any new exciting people or changes in the hour or so before going to bed – this will help from getting your young pup excited.

Other than that, you can at least limit the damage. While locking them in a small area should be avoided you could close a door or two and avoid the floors with carpets or expensive rugs for example. If you’re going to do this way make sure your puppies sleeping area is somewhere you’ll be leaving open. This is a good reason not to let your puppy sleep on the sofa, at least until you know how to potty train a puppy.

Puppy Potty Training – Misty Method

This method of puppy potty training is more common in some areas than others but it deserves mentioning in case you’re lucky enough to live in or nearby one of those areas. With the ‘misty’ method the puppy potty training actually begins with the breeder. The basic idea is the puppy breeder trains the puppy from the beginning to see a difference in their eating, potty and sleeping area. Because they learn the differences in these areas from such a young age by the time you bring them to your home you just need to show them which area is which.

As time goes on you can start to expand the zones of eating and playing leaving just a set area for your puppy to use for a potty area. The only problem is if you need your puppy to use somewhere else for whatever reason but by that point (using walks) you can teach the puppy the basic potty training idea of ‘just don’t do it indoors’.

This method of puppy potty training is great for having a relatively easy start. All you need to to define the areas, which is usually fairly simple, and you can have a lot of time and energy. Keep in mind that accidents can still happen (puppies have small bladders with poor control) but only scold when you catch them in the act and then remove them outside (as you would while normally training your puppy how to be potty trained).

How to Potty Train a Puppy Notes

There’s really just a few key points I recomend you watch when learning how to potty train a puppy. Patience, consistancy and remember that puppies don’t actually speak english. When a person or family gets a dog the first thing they want to know is all about potty training a puppy and how to potty train a puppy fast. You’d be surprise how much they can wreck a house while innocently playing as it is – you don’t want to add too many accidents on top of that.

Before you bring that little puppy home you should be reading, and reading a lot. The main things you really need to know is that a puppy (the same as an older dog) does actually want to please their owner/master/alpha dog but since they don’t speak english (and you probably don’t speak dog) you need to be clear with what you expect and want from them and I don’t mean speaking slowly. Although I’ve met a few people who seemed to honestly think that worked.

The main thing in potty training puppies is be consistant. There are tons of different methods around to potty train puppies (here on the site, around the internet and in pretty much any potty training a puppy book you pick up). And trying out another method is fine if one doesn’t seem to be working for you or your puppy but you need to keep along the same lines and keep your commands and places the same. Once your puppy is potty trained you can loosen up a bit but while learning – keep in mind they learn by rote.

It’s also important to know that (for the most part anyway) learning how to potty train a chihuahua is the same as learning how to house train a puppy – any puppy. There are a few behavioural differences in some cases but for the most part it’s the same thing. Potty training a puppy can take varying amounts of time (a common question we see is how long does it take to potty train a puppy) it depends on both yourself and your puppy.

The majority of the how to potty train a puppy guides we have here as well as training books and videos elsewhere usually suggest taking your puppy out at regular intervals. You should also be staying vigilant and watch for signs your puppy wants to go out. This reinforces the idea you want your puppy to urinate outdoors and (as an extra bonus) it avoids a mess on the carpet for you to clean up.
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    Hello, Chris here and thanks for stopping by. I hope I'll be able to help you learn how to potty train a puppy without too much of a headache!

    There's nothing quite like living with a dog and I've potty trained a fair few in my time. I put this site together to help people who were having problems potty training a puppy.

    It doesn't have to be as hard as people make out and the guides you'll find here should make things nice and easy for you.