Puppy Potty Training

Written by Liza Hartung
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Puppy potty training is something that everyone with a new fuzzy bundle of joy wants to know how to do effectively. This is for a good reason. You don't want to have to be cleaning up little surprises around the house for years. No, you would prefer not to do this for more than a few months. With the right training program, you can achieve this goal. You will be able to leave your puppy without worry of having your carpet turn another color while you were gone.

Puppies are a wonderful addition to any home. They will steal attention from everyone and everything. When I was nine and my family got a golden retriever, I never wanted to do anything else except play with him. I didn't care about eating or sleeping unless I could be with my dog at the same time. The only time I didn't want to be with him, however, was when he chose to eliminate indoors. This is where his puppy potty training came in.

My dad pretty much did the entire puppy potty training, thank goodness. I paid close attention, however, and what happened was amazing. Not only would my dog wait to eliminate until he was outside, he would only go number one in the backyard and would wait until we took him on a walk to go number two. He also became slightly calmer, that is except for when we took off his leash. Once he was potty trained, he never eliminate inside unless he was sick and we were not home.

Puppy Potty Training for Your Sanity

When you first get a puppy, you must potty train him. This is for your sanity and the benefit of the puppy. Sure, it may take a few months to fully train your dog, but those few months will pay off for the next few years. You won't have to worry about your dog leaving little "gifts" for you. It is an automatic instinct to punish your puppy when he has eliminated where he isn't supposed to. With training for both you and your puppy, you will learn how to handle every situation effectively.


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