Potty Training Basics

Congratulations on your new puppy! As a new puppy parent, I’m sure the first thing you’ll want to know is how to potty train your puppy. There are five key concepts to keep in mind. The following links will take you to articles that will guide you in the potty training basics. The BEST way to ensure success is to learn all you can about this topic BEFORE your new puppy comes home. Set your puppy up for success. Have fun, be patient, and enjoy the process!

Five Key Concepts to Potty Training Your Puppy

The following information is from About.com. Click on the highlighted words and you will be redirected to the articles. Best Wishes!

  1. Teach her where you want her to go potty
  2. Teach her where you do not want her to go potty
  3. Teach her to ‘hold it’ when she does not have access to the potty area
  4. Teach her how to tell you when she needs to go potty (ring the bell)
  5. Teach her a phrase or word to go potty when you need for her to