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How To Potty Train Your Puppy Fast

Updated on November 14, 2016

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House training a young puppy can seem like quite a challenge, and potty training a puppy can be even more frustrating. But when you use the right method for potty training your puppy, you will find that its not as hard as it seems. First of all, the worst part of the potty training process will likely be when the puppy is 6 - 15 weeks old. At that point in time, a puppy will have a very limited bladder and is very likely to go when he feels the need to go. Their stomach is also very small, and they will usually go poop or pee within 40 - 70 minutes of eating or drinking water.

The fact that a puppy will go poop or pee shortly after they eat means that it will make your life a lot easier if you keep a consistent feeding schedule for your dog so that you can meet is urges to go potty. I fed my puppy about ever 4 - 5 hours when he was 12 weeks old, and I usually fed him about 3 hours before bed to ensure that he would use his puppy potty pad.

Potty Training A Puppy That Pees On The Carpet

When your puppy pees or poops on the carpet, its important to understand that you need to concentrate on your puppy's good behaviors - like when they go potty in the right place. You can accomplish this by promptly rewarding your puppy when he goes pee on his potty pad or he tells you that he needs to go outside to go potty. Negative reinforcement such as hitting your dog or rubbing his nose in his feces will not help, because at 12 - 16 weeks of age - it is extremely unlikely for him to understand what his punishment means. This type of puppy training can also cause anxieties and stress in dogs, which will ultimately mean that they do not trust you as much. For more information on potty training a puppy and for extra tips feel free to watch this youtube video about puppy potty training.

Rewarding Your Puppy When He Goes Poop On The Potty Pad

The best way to potty train a puppy is to show him where to go potty and reward him very quickly with a small treat or treat cups. Its best to do this within 3 seconds of him in order to help him realize why he is being rewarded. Its also good to praise your dog with positive attention such as petting, talking, and playing with him. For more information on potty training a puppy feel free to refer to the videos below.

Crate Training Your Puppy At Night

Crate training a puppy is one of the first things that you should do when it comes to training your pet to go to the bathroom outside, not inside. Both dogs and cats do not like to pee or poop in the areas that they live next to, especially if that is where their food, water or bed is at. If your dog is young they may not be able to control their bladder until at least 4-6 months of age but this is normal because the bladder is not fully developed.

If you do have a new pet you are probably experiencing times where your pet is waking you up constantly at night to go to the bathroom or maybe just for attention and this is why crate training is so important for a new pet. Crate training simply means that you should get a dog crate that fits them, and by that I mean something that is about 4 times the size of them so they can lay down comfortably or move around without feeling completely trapped.

After you feed your pet at night, take him out to go to potty about 10 minutes later and then reward him when he does use the bathroom outside. You can also do this by giving him a small treat which worked great for me. Then when you are ready to go to bed, put him in his crate and allow him to feel comfortable in there. Believe it or not most pets feel comfort from being in their crate because it will eventually become their "pet safe zone", and once they are in their crate put a blanket over it (but only on the part that light will come from, they still need plenty of air circulation in order to breathe of course). At first you will notice that they still make noise because they are not yet crate trained, but the blanket helps to relax them and it prevents distractions that will wake him up at night. Believe me about this trick, it works wonders - I read several dog training books when I got my puppy and this works like a charm once your pet gets used to the routine which is not longer than a week. Also, it is a good idea to reward your pet when you guide him into the crate so that he feels like it is his or her "pet safe zone".


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    • Entourage_007 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Thanks for the comments, another great way to potty train your puppy is by crate training him when your asleep at night. I was really successful with crate training so there will be more on this to come soon.

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      4 years ago

      We have a small puppy now and she ueses those

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 

      6 years ago from Philippine

      Very useful! most of dog owner must see this voted up!

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      6 years ago

      Just Like a Child needs Positive Reinforcement...Great Hub!

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      sangeeta verma 

      6 years ago from Ludhiana India

      Thanks Entourage for the useful hub I was looking for it, my lab is only 4 week old and I am struggling to train him, this hub is useful and voted up!

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      Made Sukawinata 

      6 years ago from Bali

      Great hubs


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