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House Training Your Puppy (Part 4 of 5)

House Training Your Puppy (Part 4 of 5)

Many people will crate their dog and wait until he cries to let him out to potty. While that will work for many, some puppies do not mind soiling their crate. In anticipation of that being the case here is one solution to help young puppies “train” their bladder – knowing that they can only hold it for a short while.

  • Put the puppy in his crate right by your bed.
  • On the first night, set an alarm clock to go off every two hours. We suggest using several clocks or alarms/timers on your smart phone so you don’t have to reset anything in the dark!
  • Each time the alarm goes off, wake the puppy, take him outside, use your potty word, bring him back in and put him in his crate.
  • The second night set the clock at two and one-half hour intervals.
  • Each time the alarm goes off, wake the puppy, take him outside, use your potty word, bring him back in and put him in his crate.
  • The third and subsequent nights add fifteen to thirty minutes to each series. By you waking the puppy, his muscles are learning to “hold it” for longer and longer periods of time.

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