7 Quick Tips for TOILET TRAINING a Puppy or Dog

seven quick tips for toilet training a

puppy or dog number one manage and

supervise to avoid mistakes try your

best to limit the opportunities your dog

has to toilet in undesirable locations

every time your dog goes in a certain

place it increases the chances that they

will go there again next time you can

help to prevent accidents in a number of

ways including

active supervision crate training

limiting access to preferred surfaces

and locations providing an indoor toilet

when your dog is unsupervised number two

reward your dog for toileting in the

right place set up a schedule

appropriate for your dog's age and

toileting habits and take your dog to

the place you would like them to toilet

remember to add in extra toilet breaks

immediately after eating drinking

playing or waking from a nap once your

dog has finished toileting shower them

with praise and give them a reward be

sure to wait until your dog has finished

toileting to start your praise otherwise

you may distract them before they are

finished number three avoid punishing

your dog for toileting mistakes while

toilet training can be frustrating

especially if it isn't going well

punishing a dog for toileting inside the

house will more than likely make the

situation worse

remember that dogs learn by associations

a dog is far more likely to make the

association that toileting in front of

humans equals punishment rather than

toileting in the house equals punishment

this association is strengthened when

the dog inevitably toilets in the house

when an owner isn't watching and

therefore no punishment occurs puppies

and dogs with this history of punishment

for toileting become stealth toilet is

this means that they will avoid going in

front of humans and wait till they get a

moment alone to duck away and toilet

number four be aware of surface

preference young puppies develop a

preference for a certain surface to

toilet on each time a dog toilets on a

type of surface they are more likely to

search for it again next time this is

why puppy pee pads can create issues

with long-term toilet training they

teach puppies to look for soft cloth

like surfaces such as rugs carpet

bedding and clothing the best way to

help your dog develop the correct

surface preference is to take them to

the real thing as my

as you can when that isn't possible try

to use something that mimics the texture

of your goal surface like fake grass

over the top of puppy pee pads the older

your dog is the more ingrained their

surface preference will be you will have

to be patient and persistent to change

it to a more appropriate choice number 5

clean up soiled areas orally be sure to

use an enzymatic cleaner your dog's nose

is far more sensitive than yours and

vinegar or bleach will not be sufficient

number 6 don't stop toilet training too

soon a lot of dog owners tend to stop

focusing on toilet training because they

mistakenly think the process has been

completed prematurely it can take weeks

months or even longer to fully toilet

train a dog depending on their natural

tendencies and how long they went before

you started the process number 7 if

you're still having problems get a vet

check there are a multitude of medical

problems that could cause issues with

toileting if your dog seems to be having

more trouble than as usual it will be

worth getting them checked out with your

veterinarian this point is especially

important if your previously toilet

trained dog starts to relapse if you

would like further help with toilet


I recommend contacting your local

professional dog trainer for dogs with

long-term toileting issues a good

trainer will be crucial in helping to

determine if there is a deeper

behavioral issue underlying the

toileting problem I hope you have found

this video useful for starting the

toilet training process please feel free

to share this video and visit that dog

geeks Facebook page and YouTube channel

for more videos on dog training and

behavior best of luck with your toilet

training see you next time