How To Potty Train A Puppy Completely In 7 Days

How To Potty Train A Puppy

How To Potty Train A Puppy? It is not as easy as it sounds.But is something that has to be done before it gets too late and your dog ends up with bad habits. Potty training a puppy is a matter of concern for most of the dog owners. As no matter how cute puppies look and you just love having them around but cleaning after there mess is no fun at all. And Thus potty training a puppy is an utmost essential in the upbringing of a dog.

Potty Training Puppies

Puppies are adorable and nothing makes it better if they are well potty trained.There are different ways on how to potty train puppies. For instance you can start to potty train them inside the house. That is if you live in an apartment.And going outside is not as convenient then this option can be opted for.

Potty Training Inside House:

The Idea is simple you can use sheets,papers or pads on an area which you would like the puppy to use to litter. When you see your puppy sniffing the floor or walking around. Then gently pick it up and place it on the pad or sheet. Whenever the puppy uses the pad praise it so that the puppy develops the understanding that it has done something right.

Crate Training Puppies:

Is another method to potty train puppies. Crate Training involves the use of crate or confined space in which puppies can reside Temporarily as it makes it unlikely for them to urinate or defecate in a place where they rest or sleep. And thus the puppy would not relieve itself when in a confined space but when it is released. So when the puppy is released it would relieve itself in your presence so make sure to praise your puppy.

Do keep it mind crate training puppies is meant to be for a temporary time period and keeping a puppy in a crate for long period of time will make the problem worse.

Supervising Puppy:

Supervising puppy would require your attention to quite some extent as you will be required to keep a track of the schedule of the puppy at what time you fed it. And if you see the puppy sniffing walking here and there in circles or has a high tail these are indications that the puppy wants to relieve itself. So when you see this rush your puppy outside observe it and do not interfere while the puppy is littering. Once the puppy has relieved itself praise it and then take it back inside. Do Not start playing with the puppy as it would not teach it anything. The whole purpose is to bring it outside to litter and then take it back inside is so that the puppy learns how and where it is meant to litter.

Potty Training Your Puppy

Potty Training Tips

It is important to know that when training puppies that they do not know what they are doing is right or wrong. You will have to teach them and train them so that they are able to do the right thing each time.

  • Now This is very very important

"You Do Not Punish Your puppy until or unless you catch it doing it"

If you Do Not see your puppy doing it in front of you then just clean it up and let it go. There is no point in scolding the puppy and rubbing its nose in its own mess. As the puppy would only get scared and would not understand as to what it has done wrong.

  • Verbal Commands can also be a crucial part in training a puppy. When you take it to an area where you want it to litter use some sort of command such as "Go Poop" or "Go take care of your business" etc. Use a specific command each time you want your puppy to poop and this would make the puppy aware of what you want it to do.
  • Another problem faced by puppy owners. Is that they make a mistake of interfering when the puppy is relieving itself. Doing so would make the puppy confused as it would not be able to understand as to what it has done wrong. No commands or interference of any kind should exists when the puppy is urinating or defecating.
  • Now this is a factor that cannot be controlled as puppies tend to urinate when they are excited or at times scared. This is something that is not under there direct control and the owner must be patient when this happens and just overlook this accident and ignore this mistake of the puppy. With the passage of time the puppy would grow out of it.

I hope that these tips will ease the task of potty training your puppy. I have been getting lots of questions, just feel free to ask your questions and i will try my best to get back to them.

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago

This hub is of great interest to me at this time as I am staying with my son who has a 6 month old puppy that we are trying to potty train. Some days are better than others and she confines most of her pottying to puppy pads in the utility room. However, we are not there yet and shall keep at it patiently. Thanks for some helpful hints...


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smaq 6 years ago Author

Thank You tnderhrt23 for your kind words. I am glad that i was able to help.


Seb 5 years ago

Thanks for a very informative hub. House training our dogs has been something that we struggled with in the past.


john 5 years ago

I have a 8 wk puppy I'm tryin to train it on a pad but it would never do it on the pad and always on the carpet what should I do.


shelaine 5 years ago

The pad thing is NOT working for me!!


Lilolkrista 5 years ago

Mine won't go on the pad either and has urinated on our bed the last two nights and only uses the pads in the car.


Lule 5 years ago

My puppy is about three months old and i cant distinguish when he wants to go. He keeps doing it inside the house. I hope its not too late to teach him.


kayla 5 years ago

I just got my 8 week old puppy n I have never caught him I'm up every 2 hrs or so either cleanin up his mess or taking him outside. I bought those pads and he has yet to use it he keeps going around it! HELP! Oh AND I can't get him to stop crying when I crate him. What do I do?


402 5 years ago

We had two puppies at once & neither of yhem liked the pads, they perferred our rugs..why is that??


tori 5 years ago

Barking, I got a bark off for my pup and it seems to work, I found it at pets smart, they have a spray for puppy pads to help them go on it also, called wee wee I believe, also at the pet store, and my puppy pees a lot in his condo, I also take him out about four times a day, he doesn't seem to be learning, any help? He is going to be to heavy for me to bathe him everyday because of it.


V Rob 5 years ago

We Just got a 9 week old chihuahua. I have to work 5 days a week 7-3. She is using the potty pads when she urinates but not when she poops. We take her out when i get home but she NEVER goes outside and right when i take her inside she poops on the floor.

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

Thank You


tigger 5 years ago

I have a 3 month English bulldog and she pee and boo boo on the pads but soon as I take her to living room she pee on the rug. I need help?


Amanda 5 years ago

We just got an almost 6month old Morkie from my niece who couldn't keep him. He was doing well on wee pads up there (according to her), but here he isn't. Just like another stated, he likes my rugs! Aaahh... I am being patient though and hopefully soon he will use the pads or only outside :)


totts 5 years ago

just go new puppy 2 days ago n she is something ... pee in living room kitchen n office first 3 hours.. n not outside one . took her out last night.for 30 minutes nothing at 1:30 am pooped all over my bedspread stinky poop too the pee pad work if i drop her on top and clean freak that i am not today left the pee pad there n nothing all night so far going to kennel her tonight need some sleep bad. wiping it up with paper towel then throwing out in the back yard looks like litter but at least she is smelling them.


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Laura Feg 5 years ago

A word of advice, wee pads rarely ever work. They just teach your pup that it's okay to pee on any cushy surface. Honestly, you shouldn't have to use wee pads, outside is where a dog should do its business. Oh, and it takes much longer than only a week to potty train a dog. A dog isn't fully potty trained until they haven't had an accident several months!


444 5 years ago

Can you train a puppy to go outside and inside at the same time? Cause i take my puppy outside and she goes fine. Then when i see her trying to go inside, i take her to the paper. I use paper cause like others have said, they learn anything plush is there bathroom area on the wee pads.


anonymys 5 years ago

I have a shitzu and he needs a lot of work.he always doo doo in the house


poop 4 years ago

Pad training is a bad idea


Chavez24 4 years ago

I got my puppy this Saturday & I wanna start potty training her so I bought her training pads but when I make her sit on them to take care of business she holds it and doesn't pee or poop she runs away and pees under the table or on the carpet in the living room or my room. What should I do. I can't take her outside because she's only two months and it's to cold outside and I don't want her to get sick.


Kik 4 years ago

I I I I"..."........ Don't know what to say.............

Oh what, I do thank you!


Nikon 4 years ago

I got a 7 week pupie u what her she will not potty train for me help


Slye 4 years ago

I got a puppy eney body what her


Shady 4 years ago

I will take them both thanks


J knight 4 years ago

I have an 11-week-old puppy whonive been trying to potty train for 4 weeks but things are getting worse. I take him out of the crate in the morning, have him go, feed him and wait 30 min then let him out. He goes in command outside but when I take him out of the crate at night for playtime he goes 1 and 2 even after feeding him and letting him out. I can be ding the dishes in the same room and if I don't keep my eyes on him every second he will go when I'm not looking. Help. Pee pads aren't an option. He just rips those up.


puppylove 4 years ago

For the few of you trying to get rid of puppies because they aren't potty training well...Shame on you, taking on an animal is a life commitment, stop getting pets because they are cute be responsible and only get one if you fully intend on caring for them. I have a 5 year old wolf that was so scared of everything that he was constantly peeing out of fear all over the place, it took a lot of bonding to make him trust me and a lot of months training him where to go, but now he is an amazing dog. I recently got a 4 month old husky/wolf mix that is also timid and pees when she is scared, we are not bonded and working on potty training. I understand that there are going to be accidents because that is what puppies do, but the key is patience, it is not going to happen over night. I think the crate is the better option so they are peeing outside and not in the house it can be confusing that they can pee in the house but only in certain areas. Aggression only makes things worse so don't punish an accident if you catch them in the act give them a "no" command and rush them out once they are done praise them and give them a treat over time they will understand that going potty outside gets rewarded and inside gets a firm tone that they don't appreciate. It is never to late to potty train, it is just harder the older they are because they have already learned a bad habit and don't know why they are all the sudden getting in trouble for it. Patience and diligence is the key.


Hugh 4 years ago

I need help


bryan 4 years ago

i got a lab/dalmation mix he is 6 weeks old he has mastered walking on the leash so he poops and pees out side when ever itake him out (which is every hour or to) but i cant figure out why he still tends to piss on the floor he has not pooped on the floor for some time but idk what im doing wrong.


Neddra 3 years ago

why do the dogs always pie when they get scared


maria flores 3 years ago

okaii Im moving to an apartment soon but I don't want to get red of my puppy but I need someone to take care of my puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


maria flores 3 years ago

Im moving soon and I have a puppy that I don't want to get red of my her fluff shes so cute but what do I do I need someone to take care of her help me plz !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Manuel 2 years ago

I just got a 7 month chihuahua and it is so hyper rite when it sees me it pees every where and I can't get her to urinate on her puppy pad she does do it sometimes but has a hard time being consistent my house is starting to stink and its driving me nuts!


booboo 2 months ago

I think its a shame people just want to get rid of their puppies, I have a two year old lab he trained with in a month, consistency is key.. especially with a male, every hour on the hour he went out side. now he can hold it eight hours or more. now my toy chiweenie she is difficult, as she was pad trained when we got her and now has a texture preference, as is why most of you are finding your dog peeing on rugs and matts. I am trying the praise and treats, hopefully soon I can have the pads out of the house...

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