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Dear Channy,
With my own dogs, I find that the best way to potty train them is to supervise them very closely. In this way, I am there when puppy makes a mistake, and can no-mark her calmly (Ack-ack) so that she knows it is an undesirable behavior. Then I calmly interrupt her and take her outside. If she continues outside, I make sure to make a very big deal of it, and reward her very well not just with treats but also with her favorite game.

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Keeping a very fixed eating schedule also helped a lot while potty training my dogs. I usually give them more food earlier in the day, and switch to feeding them boiled chicken instead of kibble after around 5pm. This makes it less likely for them to need to go in the middle of the night.

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You’ll want to have the following items as you begin potty training your dog: This article is part of a series of articles on indoor potty training for your puppy or older dog. Before starting any of the training outlined below, make sure to read .

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This is the easiest method for most dogs. You’ll create a confinement area either in a very small room or with an (which is a multi-panel gate that can be assembled to create enclosed areas of different shapes and sizes). This confinement area should be large enough only for your dog’s , his food and water bowls, and his . There should be no visible floor space. You may be surprised by how small this initial confinement area is, but giving your puppy more space – even though it may seem like a nice thing to do – will only confuse him and slow the training process. By using a small area, we’re encouraging your dog to make the right decision and use the potty area to relieve himself. He doesn’t want to potty in his bed or where he eats, so because it’s the only other space available, the potty area becomes a natural choice.

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Although most dogs are trained to , it sometimes makes sense to teach your dog to have an indoor potty area (newspapers, pee pee pads, litter box or turf box). This method is most commonly used by people with very small dogs, people who are unable to get outside easily due to health issues or living in a high-rise, and people who work such long hours that their dog can’t reasonably be expected to hold it and wait to go outside.The most common form of housebreaking is teaching your dog to hold it when he’s in the house and wait until he goes outside to go potty – either on a walk, out in the yard, or on an enclosed patio or balcony. This type of training works for owners who are able to arrange their schedules to get home in time to be sure their dog has a reasonable number of opportunities to relieve himself outside during the course of the day, or those who are willing to recruit or hire someone to take him outside if they’re not able to.Before you start training, decide where you want your puppy’s potty area to be. If at all possible, set up your dog’s papers, pee pads, turf tray or litter box where you want them to be long-term. Although not impossible, training him to use a new indoor area – and to stop going in the original area he was trained to use – is tricky, so avoid having to change the location of his papers, litter box, or training pads if at all possible. Putting your dog’s potty area in a room with linoleum, tile or other hard flooring is better than putting it on carpet, since there may be occasional overflow or misses. In the early phases of training, if your dog’s potty area has to be in a carpeted area, you may want to buy a linoleum remnant or waterproof plastic tarp to put under his papers or litter box, to prevent any overflow from getting to the carpet. When you’re potty training your dog to go outside, you must confine him when he’s left alone, as outlined in and supervise him when he’s in the house, as outlined in , or you can do with him when he’s in the house. We need to be sure your dog isn’t having accidents in the house so we can get him used to only relieving himself outdoors.