Teaching your dog or puppy to toilet outside
We think that there are three key steps to successful toilet training:
- Set your dog up for success – never let them toilet in the wrong place
- Praise and reward your dog every time they toilet in the correct place
- Be patient if they get it wrong and DO NOT scold or punish them
Puppy pads – to use, or not to use?
We recommend that you do not use puppy pads or newspaper when house training. Although puppy pads/newspaper can seem convenient, they simply teach your puppy that it is OK to toilet in the house as they become the equivalent of an ‘indoor loo.’ If you use this method, it is likely that you will need to undertake toilet training twice – once for the pads and again for outdoors!
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