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How to Potty Train your Puppy EASILY! Everything you need to know!

if you want to know the most efficient

way to house train your new puppy or dog

today's episode is for you house

training is a little bit more involved

than most people imagine but today I'm

going to show you the steps you need to

take in order to make the process as

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now what do you say we go do some house

training with bb-8 the Alaskan Klee Kai

it's our responsibility as people to

show our dogs where they can and can't

go and house training is a months-long

process but it's a good opportunity for

you to become consistent and that is a

telltale sign of a good teacher see dogs

aren't born knowing where they should

and shouldn't relieve themselves house

training success is fastest achieved

when you get really good at controlling

your dog's environment and supervising

them really well our overall goal is to

teach our dogs that our house is their

house see instinctively dogs don't like

to do their business where they live and

sleep but it can take a while for them

to generalize an entire house as their

primary residence let me show you what I

mean if this is your house you first

want your dog to understand that this

area is their living space before

expecting them to generalize the whole

living room the kitchen bathroom and so

on until they've learned that the whole

house is their house you do this by

slowly giving your dog access to the

rest of the house under heavy

supervision over time along with taking

them outside very often so what are the

best ways to control your dog's

environment I've found that the best way

is by actual

attaching a leash to you this way your

dog can't wander off into another room

and you're in a better position to kind

of take cues from your dog that they

might want to go outside now if you need

help introducing a leash and a harness

to your dog I'll have a link in the

description baby gates are a great way

to control where your dog can and can't

go you could also get a puppy playpen

like this one and this will give your

dog a fair amount of room when you want

to break from heavy supervision from

time to time no matter how you decide to

control your dog's environment make sure

you go out of your way to ensure that

they're having a great time in whatever

environment you choose a crate is a nice

way to give your dog a cozy place to

hang out when you can't really supervise

them now since a crate is pretty small

relative to a big room your dog is less

likely to do their business inside of

the crate and they'll be more likely to

accept it as their primary living space

remember dogs don't like to do their

business where they live and sleep

understand though the crate is not a dog

sitter it's just a way to keep your dog

safe and out of trouble for short

periods of time when you absolutely

can't supervise them but you want to

introduce the crate delicately in order

to make sure that your dog enjoys being

inside first we're gonna let bb8 just

kind of explore the crate I'm gonna open

it up let them smell it let them check

it out not forcing them in the crate at

all that's really good I like how are

you reacted there I'm just gonna give

him a treat again just to create a

positive association while being in the

presence of this crane and I'm gonna try

and get him to go inside of the crate

voluntarily because I don't want to

force him in the crate I want him to

want to go in the crate good now you're

learning I'm gonna set one right there

awesome eat that I mean that is terrific

that's really good I'm gonna try and put

the Treat in a little bit farther now

okay whoa look at that did you see that

he went in all by himself again keeping

the store open letting him know he can

come and go at least at this point in

this training you can even treat him

from outside of the crate right here and

really I'm just trying to achieve giving

him comfortable with being in here for a

little bit longer

I'm using tiny pieces of real chicken

now I'm gonna close the door like this

and I'm gonna walk it but I'm not going

to just walk away and leave them alone

give them another treat

it's good idea to just kind of hang out

with your dog like this for a little

while especially those first few

training sessions you might notice that

I have a divider panel in this

particular crate that's because I don't

want it to be too big for him right off

the bat the crate should be big enough

for your dog to very comfortably move

around in but not necessarily take

several steps in a row in this is a very

temporary step after your dog is

starting to make the connection that

this is where they hang out a lot you

can then begin to enlarge the crate to

be clear an oversized crate is

absolutely fine after your dog has gone

several days without having an accident

in the crate in the beginning place the

crate near your bed so that your dog is

less likely to have anxiety when you go

to bed at night it's normal that your

puppy might keep you awake sometimes in

the middle of the night and yeah you'll

have to get in the habit of getting up

and taking them outside hey that's just

part of having a puppy it'll get better

though and later you can move the crate

into another room if you want to now a

good rule of thumb for how long your dog

should be in the crate is roughly one

hour per month of age however you really

want to avoid having any dog stay in a

crate for more than four or five hours

at a time at any age with the exception

of overnight see this is why it's

important to have additional puppy

proofed areas available like a puppy

proof laundry room or bathroom where you

can tolerate potty accidents if they do

occur in case you do need to leave your

dog alone for a little while before

leaving your dog alone for many hours at

a time do your best to give them

age-appropriate exercise now since many

of us have jobs that require us to be

away from the house for more than eight

hours at a time

make arrangements to come home at lunch

and let them out and play for about

thirty or forty-five minutes if possible

if this isn't practical for you though

you might need to enlist the help of a

friend family member dog walker or

doggie daycare oh you're good so how

often should you let your dog outside to

go on a potty break well in general I

recommend about once an hour make sure

you take them outside immediately upon

arriving home or waking up be prepared

to stay outside for five to ten minutes

it's okay if they don't go each time but

it's important that you continually give

them the opportunity to go now in cases

where they've been left alone for two or

more hour

make sure you take them outside

immediately upon arriving home or waking

up why are you waiting for your dog to

relieve himself be boring just let him

check out the environment because you

don't want to distract him now when he

finishes going that's when you reward

him big yes good boy good boy you did

terrific wow you went poop outside it's

as though going potty outside unlocks

the most fun version of you to your dog

now you can reward them with a great

treat or even a short play session

creating positive associations in this

way will make your dog actually want to

go outside to do their business now if

your dog does have an accident inside

don't punish him this is about as

effective as punishing an infant for

going in their diaper your dog isn't to

blame for this accident either you

weren't consistent enough or you didn't

control the environment well enough just

do a better job next time so what do you

do if you actually catch your dog in the

act of going inside well if possible

pick them up and rush them outside

otherwise clean up the mess doing your

best to eliminate any odors and do a

better job of following the steps I've

outlined in this video so far now some

of you might be wondering about

submissive or excitement urination

that's where your dog pees when they get

a little nervous or extra excited now

typically most dogs will outgrow this by

the time they're 12 to 18 months of age

but if you prioritize socializing your

dog they'll probably get there sooner

rather than later

in general I'd recommend against using

puppy pads unless you have a unique

situation like maybe you live in a

high-rise apartment where it's

impractical to get your dog outside very

often that's because dogs generally

develop a preference to whatever texture

they experience most often while

relieving themselves so if you want your

dog to go on grass full-time well just

introduce them to lots of grass and give

lots of praise when they do their

business in the right place most people

celebrate house-training success a

little bit too prematurely so how will

you know when your dog is completely

house trained well I'd say that once

they go one to two months with

absolutely no accidents and can go

several hours between potty breaks

you're probably out of the woods

regression is likely especially in the

first year or if you move or your dog

experiences another major change to

their environment if this happens just

take a step back and go back to basics

whether you have a puppy or an adult dog

remain vigilant for six straight months

without letting

are down dogs are relinquished all of

the time because of issues with house

training and other problem behaviors

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