House Training a puppy can be accomplished quickly if you stick to the most important principles of positive reinforcement training: Make the environment as error free as possible and reward your puppy highly for “performing” in the appropriate place.

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House Training
  1. Fair schedule: Give the puppy/dog opportunity to eliminate often.
  2. Keep the area he has to keep clean quite small at first. That is where crate training comes in very handy.
  3. Teach the puppy to “perform” when you are next to your pup and puppy/dog is on leash. This is particularly important in urban environments.
  4. Never reprimand your puppy for making a mistake! Just keep rewarding the successful efforts.
  5. Be mindful of food and water intake in relationship to when puppy clearly will have to “go”. The younger the dog the more mindful you need to be.
  6. Don’t be afraid to take your dog outside for house training purposes….
  7. If you have an older dog who loses his house training: Take your dog to the vet first to see if there are any underlying health issues. If not: proceed as if house training again.

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