Is it Possible To Teach A Puppy Potty Training?

The answer to this question is a straight YES.

You can house train your puppy, one of the first things that you need to do is to understand puppies. It is a lot easier that people think it is to do. If you are about to buy a puppy I suggest that you follow this step when the new puppy arrives into your home. The new place is going  be a  strange environment for your puppy. They have to cope with all the excitement and the new faces and the car journey. The best thing to do is give your puppy a break, take them outside if she takes her first toilet break outside it will make things easier.

A little known fact is the more your puppy takes her toilet breaks indoors the more likely they are to do so in the future. What you can do to help potty train your puppy is to take her to an area in the garden which you would feel comfortable for them to use as their toilet. You can then place them in the area preferably a grassy area of your garden. At this point do not play with her as she will associate this with play time. Wait patiently until she sniffs around.

When your puppy begins to relieve themselves outdoors you should use a phrase that you would like them to associate with a toilet break. When saying the phrase that you want your puppy to recognise as potty time, you should make sure that you use the same tone of voice. You should also make the phrase be as short as possible; this will help your puppy to memorize it.

As soon as your puppy has finished her toilet break you should praise her for doing the right thing, you could also give your puppy a treat of two. This will be an incentive for them to do it again as they clearly know that they will be showered with affection and a reward.

A very effective method to use when your puppy is indoors is called crate training the smaller the environment is the better it will work. This is based on the fact that most puppies do not like to poop of wee and then have to lay in it. They tend to keep it in until they are let out of the crate. 

When choosing of building a crate as a rule of thumb it's better to have a crate that she will grow into. Also you will need to make the crate comfortable for you puppy, you can do this by adding a number of soft blankets some toys too.

At the start your puppy may not like being in the crate, but soon they get to realise that it is the place where they can go and nap and have their own personal space.

The way crate training works is that your puppy is restricted to her crate unless she is eating, taking a nap, playing with you and outside or relieving herself.

In order for this to work you need to make sure that you are consistent with this training otherwise you won't see the desired results. Another important thing you need to avoid is allowing your puppy to wander off in the house unless you are keeping a watchful eye over them.

It is also important that as a pet owner we are aware that puppies have small bowels and bladders and they only have a limited time when they realise that they need to relive them self and when it does happen. To help your puppy achieve their potty training it is a good idea to take them out  first thing in the mornings so that they can go and relieve themselves in the spot that you have chosen for them in the garden.

Most times your puppy will show you signs of wanting to relieve themselves. These signs include the following:

  • Pawing on the doors.
  • Sniffing the ground and circling.
  • Usually within a number of minutes after they have eaten.

It is a good practice to watch out for these signs and act immediately as the need is urgent and they might not be able to hold it in due to the size of their bladder and bowel.


The number of months that you will have to use crate training varies depending on the breed of your puppy, but all in all you should be able to start seeing decent improvements between a period of a few months. As time goes by you can start to reduce the time your puppy spends in the crate

I hope this has been able to help you with uncovering how you can potty train your puppy. For More Free dog training tips you can also click on the link here