How to Potty Train a Puppy

If that new puppy is having accidents indoors, these tips will have them doing their business outside.

You will need

  • Routine
  • Vigilance
  • Soiled towels
  • Patience
  • Consistency
  • Leash (optional)

Step 1 Create a routine Set a dependable routine that trains your puppy to eat, to go for a walk, and to use the potty at specific times during the day.

Step 2 Set up an outside area Set up an outside potty area for your puppy to use and put them out frequently, especially after eating and drinking.

Step 3 Repeat a consistent phrase Repeat a consistent phrase to let your puppy know it is time to use the bathroom, and reward them with food or a new toy right after they go.

Step 4 Keep an eye on your dog Keep a close eye on your puppy and if you sense they have to go, put them outside in the potty area immediately.

Step 5 Be patient and consistent Be patient and consistent with your training and give it several weeks, depending on the puppy’s personality and intelligence. You’ve done yourself and your dog a big favor.