Consistency and patience are the keys to house training. It is unfair to ask a puppy to hold his bladder and bowel longer than a couple of hours. Remember, all of their muscles are being developed. You would not expect a six month old child to not wear a diaper – don’t expect your puppy to be completely house broken at 10 weeks. Apply the rules of consistency and observance of your puppy’s behavior and you will soon have a reliable pet.
Keep in mind that your puppy will have to eliminate immediately upon waking from a nap as well as from a good night’s sleep – if he is in a crate, he will be less
like to wake up at each sound or light change. He will also need to go outside within 20 minutes of eating which is a good reason to fed your puppy on a schedule – you then control his bowel movements. Here’s the hard one – he will have to eliminate after he has been playing because everything got moving! Be sure to take him for a potty break after playing and before you settle down to a good book or television program.
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