Best Night Time Housetraining Routine
Housetraining your new puppy doesn't stop when the lights go out. Let us teach you how to set-up a successful nighttime routine for house training your dog.
Why Do I Need A Crate For Housetraining?
Some people don't like the idea of crates, but remember, they're only a temporary training measure. Why do I need a crate to housetrain?
How To Housetrain When You’re Out Of The House
Being kept in the playroom with an indoor doggy toilet prevents your dog from eliminating in other parts of the house--something that can quickly turn into a bad habit.
Setting Up An Indoor Dog Toilet To Housetrain Your Pup
The more you can be around for your puppy, to take her in and out for bathroom breaks, the more quickly housetraining will proceed.
Dog Marking & House Soiling
Dog marking and house soiling may smell the same, but they are two entirely different things. Learn the difference as well as how to treat and prevent both behaviors.
Set Up A Playroom
While housetraining, there'll be plenty of times you can't be around, and for those long stretches while you're at work or school, your dog will need more space...
Start House Training
Video: To successfully housetrain your dog, you must predict when he needs to go, get him outside in time, and then reward him for doing the right thing in the correct location.
Housetraining your dog
Transitioning dog from crate training
Question: How do you know when your dog no longer needs her crate for housetraining? Answer: When you transition your dog from long stretches inside her crate to extended periods outside her crate, do so gradually. Many people make the mistake of immediately offering the dog free reign of the house–and then are surprised to […]
Accidents in housetrained dogs
Question: Why is my housetrained dog suddenly having accidents? Answer: When you notice a sudden change in your pet’s elimination habits, the first step is to visit your veterinarian. Problems such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease, bladder stones, and gastrointestinal diseases can lead to inappropriate urination or defecation (in other words, changes in where […]
Common housetraining mistakes
If you don't seem to be making any progress with housetraining, check your methods. It's easy to make mistakes that don't seem important to us but have a big impact on a puppy.
How and when to end housetraining
The secret to effective housetraining is to ease out of it gradually. What you don’t want to do is suddenly give your puppy free access to the house. You’re just asking for accidents. Time to stop housetraining If your puppy hasn’t had an indoor accident in at least two weeks, slowly give her more freedom. […]
bathroom breaks for dogs?
How many times a day should I give my dog a bathroom break?
Raising a puppy: Housetraining
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on housetraining your puppy
Dogs will instinctively eliminate away from the areas where they sleep or eat. This instinct, however, will not stop a dog from going in the house. There can be many reasons for this: A medical issue or certain medications may cause a dog to lose control. Puppies (and some adult dogs) lack the control and/or […]
Setting up your home for housetraining
To set your new dog or puppy up for a lifetime of good toilet habits, it's important to start housetraining right away--the very day she comes home.
Teaching your dog to alert you
The sound of a tinkling bell is much easier on the ears than barking, whining, or scratching on the door--plus, it's fairly simple to teach your dog to ring a bell when she needs to go out for a bathroom break and when she wants to come back in.
Three steps to a housetrained dog
It’s crucial to start housetraining as soon as possible–ideally, the day your new dog or puppy comes home. The habits your pup forms now can set the precedent for weeks, months, or even years to come, so a little effort now saves lots of time and frustration later on. Once you’ve set up your home […]