Many people wonder if there are secrets for potty training puppies. The truth is that there are really no secrets, just use the correct knowledge the right way. Often, there are times, potty training may not even be needed. There are plenty of people who have purchased dogs from breeders and have never had to train their pup to eliminate outside. The pup was already trained by its mother to potty outside. However, for people who get a puppy that needs to be trained, there are some helpful tips that can make things easier.
One of the first things you will want to do is to establish the dog is in good health. If the puppy has an infection like a urinary tract infection or other disorder or infection relating to its systems, then it may result in a delay in training. When you know your puppy is healthy, then you can start the potty training process. One thing that's important is to foster the right habits in your puppy so that you don't have to take time breaking bad habits.
Make a decision about exactly where you want your puppy to go. A very specific location is a terric idea. Some people allow a general area, such as a backyard, but this can cause the puppy to get distracted and delay his elimination. So, by picking an area of a yard, you can make sure that the puppy realizes that when you take your puppy there, he/she is to do his business promptly. In other words, you do not want to leave your puppy any room for confusion.
Another rule of potty training puppies is to be consistent. This means you'll have to monitor your pup and take him or her out at the right times. If it's something you do not do, you're puppy may have an accident. So, keep an eye on your furry friend and allow him to go out as needed. Any time he/she eats or drinks or plays very hard, the pup will likely need to be given the option to go. You should see your puppy letting you know when he needs to go out within about two weeks. Some pups will bark, and some will go stand by the door to the outside. Other puppies will come up to you and put their heads on your knee and stare at you longingly. No matter which way your pup chooses to let you know, make sure you give it praise for its efforts to do its business outside.