What is the best way to potty train, some call it house train your dog or puppy? Well first things first, the number one priority and the first thing you should establish with your dog is where and when he is supposed to "do the doo".
How do you potty train your dog on a tight schedule? Now I no most of us are pretty busy, and do not have enough time to take the dog out ten or twelve times a day right? Well the best remedy is to paper train your puppy.
Find a place in your house that will be out of the way to set up this potty area.
For example, in the corner of a bathroom or maybe the laundry room.
Make sure the floor is easy to clean, NOT CARPET! So now that you have set up the designated potty spot, get a trash bag or one of those foil oven protectors, put it in the spot and put newspaper down or you can buy those potty pads.
I personally think the oven sheets are the best because you can reuse it.
Make sure to tape down the newspaper or pad so it does not move around when your dog walks on it.
Ok, so every thing to potty train your dog is "go".
Oh wait, you also need a crate to help potty train your dog.
I guess you do not need to have one, but it helps out an awful lot.
Now every thing is "go"! So first you will want to put your dog in the crate with his favorite toy for about an hour or so.
After an hour walk him over to the potty spot, put him on a leash to make it easier.
If your dog shows signs of having to "do the doo", like pacing in circles or sniffing around take him to the potty spot immediately.
Now when you finally get him over to the potty spot, you have to be patient.
Puppy potty training takes time and effort.
Your dog might try to escape, but just lead him back to the spot until he goes.
If he takes more than five minutes take him back to the crate and repeat.
When your dog finally uses the spot you can reward him with play time or a treat or both for at least half an hour.
Then put him back in the crate, also increase the amount of time your dog spends in the crate every week or so.