If you have just obtained a very young 7-8 week old puppy, there really shouldn’t be any excuses for bad habits developing during it’s lifetime. The reason for this is because puppies at that age are beginning to develop new habits and if you train them correctly from an early age, they will develop the right habits.

One of the main keys to housebreaking your dog is watching them. You need to always be aware of what they are doing and also the time. At a young age, puppies may need to go outside as often as once every hour, particularly on a day where he/she is active.

You need to be aware when your puppy changes what they’re doing. If one second they are chewing on their toy, and the next they get up and start sniffing around the floor, it’s time to get him outside.

Other times you need to be ready to get your dog outside include just after he/she has been groomed (This stimulates blood circulation throughout the body), after he/she has been asleep and also after any meals.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind.

1. No Punishment! – If your dog goes to the toilet inside, it is your fault, not his. Every time you take him outside and he goes to the toilet, praise him and be very vibrant and happy around him. By doing this you help him learn that going to the toilet outside is the right thing to do.

2. Repetition – Just as any person learns a new language, your dog needs time to learn the English language. The best way to do this is to select a phrase in which you will associate with going to the potty and use this phrase consistently. Additionally, when praising your dog you should always similar phrases so he/she knows what you mean.

All in all, by ensuring that you remain patient with your dog while he/she is still learning and consistently praise them when they do something correct, you will have a successfully trained dog in no time!

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