What Is Another Way To Potty Train Your Puppy Besides Care Training?

Im gonna get my new puppy in 4 weeks and i was just wondering if there is a different method to potty train besides crate training?
All your help will be appreciated alot !!! Thanxs 😀

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12 Responses to What Is Another Way To Potty Train Your Puppy Besides Care Training?

  • Monkey Grl 314 says:

    Before you start, here are some essential housetraining facts:
    •Adult dogs can be housebroken in the same way as puppies.
    •Puppies have limited bladder control.
    •Dogs & puppies like to be clean and to sleep in a clean area.
    •All dogs do best when kept to a routine schedule.
    •Dogs have to go poddy when…
    o they wake up in the morning or after a nap
    o within 1/2 hour after eating
    o before they go to sleep
    Baby puppies, under three months of age, have limited bladder control and reflexes. They usually don’t know they’re going to “go” until the moment they do! It’s not realistic to expect them to tell you ahead of time. If you’re observant, you’ll see that a puppy who’s looking for a place to go poddy will suddenly circle about while sniffing the floor. The sniffing is instinct — he’s looking for a place that’s already been used. If he can’t find one, he’ll start one! By preventing accidents in the house, you’ll teach him that the only appropriate bathroom is the one outside!
    Ideally, you’re reading this before you’ve brought your new puppy home. If you already have your puppy, just pick up the schedule at an appropriate place.
    Set up a dog crate or small, confined area (the smaller the better.) Using a dog crate will be more effective. The size of the crate is important — if it’s too large, the puppy will have room to use one end as a bathroom. If you’ve bought a crate for him to “grow into,” you can also get dividers to reduce the inner space while he’s small. If he must be left alone while you’re at work, then a larger crate is okay. Put a stack of newspapers at one end for him to use when you can’t be home to let him out.
    Also in the crate should be a water dish (you can get one that attaches to the side of the crate and is harder to spill), sleeping pad and toys. Put the crate where he isn’t shut away from the family. If you’re using a confined area instead, a baby gate across the doorway is preferable to closing the door and isolating your puppy.
    Your puppy might not like the crate at first. Don’t give in to his complaining or tantrums! If you’re sure he isn’t hungry or has to go poddy, ignore his yowling. If he gets really obnoxious, reach inside the crate, give him a little shake by the scruff of his neck and say NO in a deep, stern voice. Eventually he’ll settle down and sleep which is what crates are for! If you give a tempting treat every time you put the dog in his crate, he’ll soon look forward to going in.
    The crate is intended to be his sleeping and feeding place and is where he should be when you can’t keep a close eye on him. If you give him the run of the house at this age, you can expect accidents! Dogs instinctively keep their sleeping areas clean. If you’ve allowed him to go poddy when he needs to, he won’t dirty his crate if he can help it. Once he’s developed better control, he won’t need the newspapers unless you’re going to be gone all day. Change the papers several times a day if they’ve been soiled.
    Get off on the right foot at the beginning! Carry the puppy from your car to the yard. Set him on the grass and let him stay there until he poddies. When he does, tell him how wonderful he is! After bringing the pup inside, you can play with him for an hour. Plan on taking the puppy outside every two hours (at least) while he’s awake. Don’t wait for him to tell you that he has to go!
    Feed the puppy his supper in his crate. Don’t let him out for half an hour and when you do, carry him outside to poddy before you do anything else. Wait for him to have a bowel movement before bringing him back in. Some pups get their jobs done quickly, others may take half an hour.
    If he’s being slow, walk around the yard encouraging him to follow you. Walking tends to get things moving, so to speak!
    Always take the puppy outside first thing when you let him out of the crate and always CARRY the puppy to the door!! This is important. Puppies seem to have a reflex peeing action that takes affect the moment they step out of the crate onto your carpeting. If you let him walk to the door, he’ll probably have an accident before he gets there. Part of this training method is psychological — you want the puppy to feel grass under his feet when he goes to the bathroom, not your carpeting!
    After another short play period, take the pup outside before bedtime, then tuck him into his crate for the night. If he cries during the night, he probably has to go out. Carry him outside to poddy, then put him back in the crate with a minimum of cuddling. If you play with him, he might decide he doesn’t want to go back to sleep! Puppies usually sleep through the night within a few days.
    Establish a regular schedule of poddy trips and feedings. This helps you to control the times he has to go out and prevent accidents in the house. First thing in the morning — before you have your coffee — carry the puppy outside. He can then come in and play for an hour. Feed breakfast in the crate

  • Try the crate training, its the easiest and safest way to train him/her. Dogs supposedly have a natural instinct not to soil their living space, but be sure to take it out, every two hours or so (you are going to have to figure out how long the pup can hold it before it just goes where ever). Its also a good idea because the pup gets used to the crate, if you leave it alone at home, the puppy will be safer in the crate than running around the house, getting into everything (eating things, chemicals, chewing on furniture, chewing on electrical cords etc.). I tried the puppy pads, but my pup would chew and tear them apart, leaving me to worry that if I left him alone with them then he might eat and choke on them.
    FYI the first night with a puppy in a crate is HORRIBLE!!!! You have to be strong and just ignore the crying and barking. Hopefully by the next night he will be accepting of his new home and crate. If you let him out when he cries and barks (unless its to go to the bathroom), then he is just going to think every time he barks or cries he can get you to come let him out. I would try to get him on a Friday, so you have a few days of no sleep, you might be able to catch up during the day.

  • KoAussie says:

    Crate training is the easiest and most reliable method. Other methods like using papers or potty pads on the floors tends to confuse the puppy and they learn that it is okay to relieve themselves inside.
    Reliable timing, consistent outings, supervision and crating when you can’t supervise the pup will have the pup housetrained in a few months.

  • Hi. From my own experience, crate training is not the only way to go. However, I recently came across two good articles that explain how to accomplish what you are asking. I’ve put the links in the box below. I hope these help! By the way, you should generally start potty training at 8 weeks.

  • Iscrya says:

    Crate training is basically confining your puppy to his bed for 45min-hour at a time so he holds it in [ puppies are pre programed not to soil thier bed] so it helps speed up the hosue trianing process. You cna do this with a cardboard box with his bed in, so he will try to hold it in until you take him to the appropriate place.

  • tiny_lil says:

    i never used a crate and had all my pups house broken by 4 weeks of age simply by starting them on a schedule, at first it was every 45 minutes to an hour when they were 3 weeks old and working up to an hour apart when they were 4 weeks old and every week adding a half hour until they were 6 weeks old, then it was outside every 3 hours during the day and before bed and immediately out when they would wake me up in the morning.
    if your dog is older just start and stick with a schedule, don’t just take them out for a few minutes and hope they are done….wait with them until they do their business.

  • ryma says:

    Hi,
    Using a crate is the easiest method. In a nutshell, here are the basic steps:
    1. Take time off to housetrain your puppy.
    2. Start using a crate the day you bring her home.
    3. Take your puppy outside for a bathroom break every one to two hours during the day.
    4. Plan a middle-of-the-night potty run for young puppies.
    5. Shower her with treats and praise when she does a good job.
    6. Don’t punish your pup for accidents you haven’t seen.
    Check out this article for more helpful training tips:http://dogtime.com/housetraining-for-pup

  • Jennifer V says:

    I balked at the thought of sticking our new pup in a crate when we first got him. The I read House Training for Dummies. Tells you exactly how to do it. The crate really is the quickest and most effective way to do it.
    Puppies spend a lot of time sleeping anyway, so it’s not like your pup will mind it.
    He may whine at first becasue he’s lonely for his littermates. But he would do this if he was in your bed or in another room on the floor.

  • Emily says:

    Yes. You’d have to be home 24/7 and watch her CONSTANTLY. Puppy pads and the newspaper method don’t work.
    What do you have against crate-training? Crate-trained dogs enjoy it and see it as their den – mine prefers to sleep in her crate with the door open than my bed.
    Edit: tiny_little_hottie, what were you doing with pups that young? I hope they were still with their mother.

  • ZebraLov says:

    Puppy pads, and you can get them anywhere, they have the scent of urine, but only the animal can detect it, and they will choose it over using the floor

  • Yes, there is an alternative way. You can not use the crate and use a bed. It will be much more difficult to contain though.

  • Racer19- =) says:

    Crate training is the easiest and simplest way to go.
    Good luck!