|Skye at 9 weeks|
And then the other famous question... "I took my puppy out, and stood there for 30 minutes and she just sniffed around... no potty. But then as soon as I brought her in she peed on the carpet- she was mad at me!" People- puppies and dogs don't get mad! And they certainly don't do things out of spite (talk about anthropomorphizing!). My answer is "Well, she just doesn't know that the outside is the ONLY place she's supposed to go yet".
The key to potty training is confinement and contigencies. Your puppy's freetime must be contigent upon he or she going potty outside. It's as simple as that, and once you get him or her on a schedule where they can learn that, you'll be much more successful. So many people get majorly frustrated and discouraged when they can't potty train, and their puppy is still 6 months old going on the rug in the kitchen. But it doesnt have to be like that! Please read the Potty Outside schedule above for more tips.
And if you would like additional help, I offer a Puppy Potty Training Board & Train program to help puppy owners with potty training, and behavior training in general. Puppies can be difficult, but they soak up learning and are so motivated- it's so fun watching them figure things out! It doesn't have to be frustrating, and I can help take the guess-work out of potty training for you. Read more about the program here, and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about your puppy.
|Marvin... a 12-week old bulldog puppy who came to visit for Puppy Board & Train. Yes, he's wearing pink, but it's all I had :)|