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Never carry your puppy outside! You should choose a command to signal him it is time to go outside and that should be command you always use – puppies like and need a routine that they will become familiar with. When he makes it out door and does finish his business, praise him – puppies also love attention and affection, let him know he did a good job for his master!
4- Some days will be harder than others but if he makes a mistake in house, try to ignore it first time. Yelling at him or swatting him will only make training process harder for you and your dog scared! Avoid negativity at all cost. Again, we know this might be hard after a day at office and dealing with kids but you will be thankful later!
5 – If you will be leaving your puppy alone for a couple of hours, barricade off a corner of house or use a dog crate but don’t just leave him free to roam house! Puppies usually will not toilet area in which they sleep.
Take your puppy outside right before putting him in crate and then take him outside again immediately upon returning home. Don’t leave any water down on floor while in this housebreaking process, if you are gone too long he may not be able to help it and have to go. Do make sure to leave him plenty of toys to keep him busy.
A crate can be a very helpful training tool for your dog while in training process and not wanting to give him full reign of house just yet. This will happen over time. But remember along with bathroom accidents, puppies like to chew and they will chew anything in their path if they are able to reach it and you aren’t there to tell him “No!”
In closing, Praise your puppy and set him up on a routine, end result will be a happy dog and a happy dog lover!
Chrissie Cole Owner of Indulge Your Pet - a site dedicated to providing information and resources for dog lovers, cat lovers and horse lovers.