When it comes to learning how to potty train a puppy, the process does not have to be stressful, for either you or your young dog. The truth is, you have Mother Nature in your corner right from the start when you potty train a puppy to go outside.
When they are first born, puppies will eat, sleep, and relieve themselves in their dens, but the mamma dog always cleans them. There is never the scent of urine inside the home where they live. When old enough, the pups will learn to use outside areas to urinate as they ape their mother.
All puppies, and dogs for that matter, become conditioned to never pee in their dens. Puppies that are two to four months old can pick up on the concept of crate-training quickly, since it is part of their innate makeup.
An additional built-in bonus when it comes to how to teach your puppy to go outside is that she will need to defecate five to 30 minutes after she eats. With a consistent eating schedule, and careful attention to timing, your pup can figure out when to let you know she needs to go outside.
Calm, Cool, and Collected
Dogs can pick up on how you’re feeling right away. Your energy and emotions are huge factors during the initial potty training effort. If you are feeling nervous about the situation, your puppy can easily become stressed out. Using a loud voice is also a big distraction, so limit any conversation at all.
With the right mind frame, and with a helping hand from Mother Nature, you can potty train your pup and teach him or her to go outside in no time at all.