So, you’ve just brought home a brand new puppy. Congratulations!

As with any new addition to your family, a lot of responsibility comes with having a dog, especially when training them properly.

One of the most important (and often annoying) things to effectively train your pup on is how to use the toilet.

You see, there’s a lot of information out there on how to toilet train your puppy – so much that it can be challenging to know where to start.

But lucky for you!

We’re here to give you some tips on how to do just that!

In this blog post, we will cover how to set your puppy up for toilet training success. 🐶

Let’s get started!

SET UP

Before you even start potty training your puppy, you need to ensure you have everything set up for them.

It means having a designated area where they can relieve themselves and having potty training supplies.

When choosing a toilet spot for your puppy, make sure that the environment is conducive to learning.

Plus, it’s essential to pick an easily accessible location that they can get to quickly.

Perhaps somewhere near their food or water bowls, in a specific room corner, or even outside.

Once you’ve decided on a spot, put down a piece of turf or artificial grass to make things easier for your pup (and avoid any messes!).

And again, you’ll also need a few potty training supplies such as a potty pad, training treats, a bell, or a clicker.

If you’re using treats, give your pup a few every time they successfully use the toilet as a form of reward.

Once everything is set up, it’s time to start training your puppy!


ROUTINES

Establishing routines is one of the best ways to successfully potty train your puppy.

If you stick with it consistently, you can make your puppy effortlessly learn when it’s time to use the toilet.

That said, here are some of the most important you should know to establish routines:
  • Take them to the toilet at specific times of the day and reward them for triumphant bathroom breaks.
  • Feed your pup at the same time each day and provide them with plenty of water.
  • Take your pup out on a regular schedule. You can do it first thing in the morning, after meals, after playing, and before bedtime.
  • Make sure to take them to the same spot each time and use the same command.
  • If you’re using a bell, ring it each time you take your pup out, so they know it’s time to go.

And again, always reward your pup with treats or praise when they successfully use the toilet.

They will soon associate going potty in that spot with being rewarded for doing something right.

Be patient! It may take some time for your dog to get used to the new routines, but eventually, they’ll catch on!


PLAYTIME

puppy playtime

In addition to establishing routines, it’s also essential to give your pup plenty of playtime.

Dogs need exercise to stay healthy and potty training is no exception.

Plus, when they’re worn out from playing, they’re less likely to have accidents in the house.

Aim for at least 30 minutes of playtime each day – more if you can manage it!

Not only will your pup be happier and better behaved, but you’ll also have one less thing to worry about during toilet training.

INDOOR TOILET USE

One of the most common questions we often get is this…

“How do you stop a puppy from peeing and pooping in the house?”

Well, toilet training your dogs indoors is the answer!

The best way to start is by putting a potty pad in the designated toilet spot and encouraging your pup to use it.

When you first start training your puppy, make sure they ONLY go to the toilet in their designated spot.

It can be a little more challenging than outdoor toilet training, but it’s absolutely doable with some patience and consistency.

If they go on the pad, praise them and give them a treat.

If they have an accident outside of the potty pad area, don’t scold them – simply clean it up and continue trying.

Eventually, your pup will get the hang of using the toilet indoors!

sleeping puppy

So, there you have it!

We hope you found our top tips helpful.

By now, you know what it takes to set your puppy up for toilet training success.

Remember, patience and consistency are key, so be patient with your pup and stick to the routines… before you know it, they’ll be successfully using the toilet like a pro!

And most importantly, have fun while you’re training.

After all, what’s not to love about a bit of puppy potty dance?

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Our world-class trainers will work with you to provide you with peace of mind on your new path and a clear direction for advancement in your training.

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It’s a wrap!

Do you have any questions?

Let us know in the comment below!

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Until next time!