How to Potty Train Your Dog

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He’s cute, he’s cuddly, and he has that puppy-dog smell that no one can resist, but lately you’re wondering if you should change Fido’s name to “Puddles”. It seems like he’s gotten this whole house training thing all wrong! Few things are more frustrating than having a dog that’s difficult to potty train. Thankfully, however, there are a few tricks that will make Fido’s house breaking easier. Just follow these guidelines to effectively potty train your dog.

Potty Train Your Dog

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Tips & Warnings

  • Puppy potty training pads are treated with a distinct odor that encourages your dog to use them. They can be effective for smaller breed dogs but a larger dog should be encouraged to do his business outside.
  • If you use training pads, always keep the pad in the same place and change it when it's soiled.
  • You may need to buy several crates as your dog grows.
  • Accidents will happen so don't get discouraged. House training a dog takes time and consistency.
  • Never punish your dog for an accident that you didn't see happen.
  • Never hit your dog or rub his nose in his urine or feces. Rubbing his nose it it can make him very sick.
  • Provide a constant source of water for your dog when he's not in his crate.
  • Don't leave your dog in a crate for more than six hours at a time.

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