Answers to 10 of the Most Common Questions People Have About Owning a New Puppy
Your puppy won’t be fully potty trained overnight. It takes time and patience, and every puppy learns at his own pace. However, you can help speed up the process by crate-training your young dog. Once he’s comfortable with his crate, he’ll see it as his safe haven and probably won’t want to soil it. As a general rule of thumb, your pup can hold it only for as many hours as his age (in months). For instance, if he’s 2 months old, he should go out every two hours to prevent an accident. If your dog does have an accident, don’t punish him or stick his nose in it. Interrupt him with an “oops” and take him outside to go to the bathroom.
These tips will help you get started. For more advice on potty training your puppy, check out Mikkel Becker’s trainer-approved tips.