You can house train your puppy in a few short weeks if you invest the necessary time. Here are some suggestions to make this important training period a success.
Buy a puppy yard and during the first few weeks, keep your puppy in it whenever you are not playing, holding, or watching him explore his new surroundings. Spend as much time as you can with your pet, but when you can't watch him, crating him can prevent mistakes from occurring. In addition to providing the safe, secure refuge your dog needs and wants, crates are critical to house training because as den animals, dogs are naturally inclined to not soil their bed. The most
important thing house training dogs learn in a crate is that they can control their urge to eliminate until the proper time and situation.
Establish a schedule and don't deviate from it. "when" and "how" you house training needs to be consistent so make sure all family members follow the same guidelines. Pick a soiling spot in your yard and take your pup there on a lead when it is time to eliminate. The odor from previous visits to this spot will stimulate the urge to defecate and/or urinate. Many new owners confuse their pup by using different words for the same command. In the house breaking process, it is a good idea to use
the same word like "outside" every time you take the puppy out to eliminate. Consistent use of a word with an activity will help to build a level of communication between you and your pup.
Later, while you are watching television and notice your pup staring at you, you can say the word "outside" and your pup will go to the door.
Be patient. Dogs may urinate or defecate more than once in one outing, and not always right away.
Don't distract your pup from the job at hand. This is a business trip, not a social time.
Praise them for their success when the job done but don't over do it. Just patting them across their shoulders a few times will do the trick. In a dogs language, that means more than constant rubbing across the head or repeating " good dog!". Some people prefer to use a consistent phrase when the pup eliminates such as "Do your stuff!" The pup soon learns this is a signal to eliminate, which is very useful when traveling or when time is short.