House training a puppy can be as difficult as training a baby. Because of this, there are some tips that every pet owner can use to better their success chances at puppy potty training. One of the main tips anyone can use is to be consistent in your training methods. There are many different methods you can use to train your puppy and some work better for certain pets than others. However, the best way to ensure that the method you select will work is to follow it. Your puppy is young and is learning every day, so you will have a better chance of them learning faster if you do the same thing every day.
To get started with your puppy potty training, you will want to start small. This means that you should restrict the house access your puppy has for a while. Many people found it is beneficial to keep their puppy in one room that is easy to clean and block the entrance with a baby gate. Of course you can let him out when you are at home and can watch him, but you should keep in this room when no one is home or when no one can watch him constantly.
You also should keep the same feeding schedule when you are puppy potty training. This is because it will put them on a bathroom schedule as well. It is best if you feed at least four hours before bedtime and take away the water at least two. The important thing is to stay consistent with this because they will get used to it faster. Another schedule you should stick to is when you take him outside. You should do this in the morning, about 15 minutes after he eats or drinks and then right before bed. A good way to ensure he goes is not to play with him until he does.
If you are finding that your puppy is not going when you take him outside, you should put him back in his crate for about 15 minutes. Try taking him out then. Puppy potty training should not be looked upon as the negative part of being a pet owner. If you do so, you will become frustrated with your puppy and it will be harder for him to get trained. Positive reinforcement works well because your puppy knows when he did something right. So, go ahead and leave the dark ages and start using what works in the 21st century.