How to House Train a Puppy

Posted on Dec 15th 2022


How to House Train a Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is such an exciting time! You get to soak in all the puppy cuddles while oohing and aahing about their adorable little paws and unbelievably soft puppy ears. However, the excitement might quickly subside when you realize how much work is needed to house train them.

Potty training a puppy takes a lot of attention, time, and patience. You must train your puppy correctly to avoid always dealing with "surprises" in the house. Dog Training Elite knows how difficult potty training can be and is here to help every step of the way. Let our professional puppy trainers help you succeed by signing up for one of our puppy training classes today!

Potty Training with Professionals

When you first get your puppy, you'll probably find yourself searching for instructions on "how to house train a puppy," but search no more! Dog Training Elite has the answers, and we are ready to start the potty training journey with you and your pup.

There are so many things to know about training a puppy, which can feel overwhelming. But doing it with the help of a professional makes everything more manageable! The professional dog trainers of Dog Training Elite utilize years of knowledge and experience and our unique training method. They will design a training plan suited to your and your dog's needs.

Dog Training Elite specializes in in–home training, so your personal training plan comes to you! Training at home helps puppies create sustained obedience that will continue long after the training program is over. As part of our training, we'll help you and your puppy to facilitate a strong bond. That strong bond will encourage obedience throughout your puppy's life.

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The Dog Training Elite Potty Training Method

There are many ways and opinions on how to house train a puppy. Many won't yield good results or take forever to work. The Dog Training Elite potty training method utilizes classical conditioning or the "Pavlovian" approach to obtain relatively quick, positive results.

Classical conditioning involves a lot of puppy treats and positive reinforcement. When a dog is “classically conditioned,” they will be trained to have an automatic reflex to a command. When you say “sit,” your dog will sit without thinking about it. Our training method does not include any punishment or harm for unwanted behavior. We believe that positive training produces positive and happy dogs that become lifelong pals.

House Training Tips

Along with the help of the professionals at Dog Training Elite, there are a few key things to know that will help you house train your new puppy. Potty training a puppy requires a lot, so here are a few things to help you get started:

Crate Train

Crate and house training go hand–in–hand. Utilizing a crate alongside potty training will make the process easier and smoother.

Create a Schedule

With the help of a Dog Training Elite trainer, creating a potty schedule that works for you and your pup will make training more manageable and predictable.

This sweet, well-behaved pup looks up at their Dog Training Elite trainer.

Watch Their Diet

Knowing what and how much your puppy is eating will help you know when they need to relieve themselves. Be sure to monitor and control how much they eat and drink so your puppy can stay healthy and happy through the training program.

Maintain Supervision

Keeping an eye on your new puppy as you potty train them is essential to learn their potty cues and avoid accidents.

Have Patience

This last tip is also the most important. Potty training a puppy takes a lot of time and work, so you will need to be prepared with plenty of patience for your new little puppy as they learn this new skill. It will be worth it!

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Potty Train Your Puppy with Dog Training Elite

Dog Training Elite knows how much work goes into potty training a puppy, and we want you to have the most success! Puppy training with a professional can make a world of difference regarding your stress levels and the longevity of your dog's obedience. Let the professional dog trainers at Dog Training Elite make your life easier. Sign up for a puppy training class or request an in–home evaluation today!