Puppy Toilet Training•
Posted on October 26 2016
Top tips for toilet training
- Your puppy will need to go the toilet every hour, so make sure you keep putting them on their puppy training pad/outside regularly. Praise them when they go the toilet, a cuddle and a stroke will suffice in most cases.
- Watch your puppy closely when inside your home. If they start sniffing the floor or going to a corner, take it that they probably need to go the toilet.
- If they have an accident in your house, pick them straight away (ideally mid-flow) and put them on their pad/outside. Don’t shout at them because they won’t understand. Clean up the mess/puddle as soon as possible but don’t leave your puppy outside on his/her own for long.
- Your puppy won’t be able to last the night without going the toilet so if you’re crate training make sure there’s a pad or newspaper they can use. You can buy indoor toilets (similar to cat litter trays) which are another option.
- Rather than letting your puppy go the toilet anywhere in your garden, you should have a fenced off area, ideally paved so that it’s easy to clean. This should save your grass from being damaged and is much more hygienic, especially if you have children.
- Be patient and persevere. Your puppy will learn. If you’re using puppy training pads, gradually move them closer to your door and then outside. After a while, you can get rid of the pads and your puppy will automatically go the toilet on the paving flags.