What's the easiest way to potty train a puppy?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (10 posts)
  1. chucky1291 profile image61
    chucky1291posted 8 years ago

    What's the easiest way to potty train a puppy?

  2. ii3rittles profile image81
    ii3rittlesposted 8 years ago

    I grew up with dogs & my mom always went about potty training them as pups the same way. When you go to sleep, put them in a small cage, not too small though. They will not pee or poop where they sleep. Soon as you wake up, carry them right outside, never let their paws touch the floor. Once outside, place them down where you want them to go & give them a command. Say something like "Go Potty". After they do their business, praise them and upon entering the house, give them a treat. During the day when she was not able to keep a full eye on them, she would keep them gated off in the kitchen. They often whimper & sniff around before they go so it is easy to catch them before they go. Out of the 4 dogs I grew up with, as puppies, only one had an accident. Hope that helps!

    Also, if you have a dog that is potty trained, it will help them if they can sniff the their poo outside. I know it sounds gross but it helps them distinguish between inside & outside potty behavior. This works well with kittens who are not litter trained as well.

    1. chucky1291 profile image61
      chucky1291posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i put my puppy in a cage but he still uses the bathroom in it...it's horrible. and he cries and bites the cage for hours...he's about 8 weeks old..

    2. ii3rittles profile image81
      ii3rittlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How big is his cage? He should have enough room to stand & turn around in it. Anything bigger than that, he will go in it. Also, what is the breed? This has worked with German Shepherds, a Chow Chow mix & a Collie.

    3. chucky1291 profile image61
      chucky1291posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      he's a siberian husky. the cage was used for my german shepherd. the cage is maybe 3 times the size of the puppy.. enough room for maybe 6 puppies.

    4. ii3rittles profile image81
      ii3rittlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You want a smaller cage. One that is about 2 lengths of the puppy's body.  Huskys are known for being stubborn & hard to train so it may take some time.

    5. chucky1291 profile image61
      chucky1291posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      damn lol and yeah he's stubborn and persistent. thanks smile this was helpful.

  3. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    Probably quite difficult, it is hard enough to get infants to use a potty, then the lavatory, it, I would imagine, Be more difficult to train a puppy in that process.

  4. melbelle profile image61
    melbelleposted 8 years ago

    Well, I have trained a few in my life.  I have never used the "crate method".  It is best when you first bring home your puppy to be with him/her constantly.   Otherwise make sure you have a couple days off of work before bringing your pup home.  The big thing is to take him/her outside throughout the day-every couple hours.  Remember their bladders are small when they are young.  When they pee, praise them over and over and tell them how good they are.  Try and use the same area of the yard each time they go out to pee.  They will smell where they use the bathroom previously and this reinforces to them in their minds that this is the "potty spot".  They will have accidents in the house,  immediately tell them  "no" and take them outside (do not rub their nose in it or beat them).  Also, remember when puppy's are first in a new place and they get excited in the house (this usually happens when someone comes and visits and they get excited) they will have an "pee accident".  I personally never scolded my dogs for these accidents because I felt they could not help it. The same goes if they get scared in the house (their first thunderstorm for instance or if someone intentionally scares them).  Anyway, be patient and persistent, they will learn to hold it and go outside.  Try to keep them on a schedule as they learn to hold it and take them out at the same times every day and before retiring for bed.  Hope this helps.

    1. chucky1291 profile image61
      chucky1291posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      my puppy was born in my house. i had the mom with me.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)