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Potty Training for Puppies to Adult
By Marlene Larkin, Your 'Totally Force Free' Dog Trainer


Time                            Activity

_____________AM Wake Up.
Go to crate. Put leash on ‘Fido’ and say: FIDO, LETS GO OUT.
Go to door. At Door say again: FIDO, LETS GO OUT.
First Success. Praise your pooch for peeing outside. Go to play area and have 2-minute playtime, then back inside.

______________AM
Feed Fido Breakfast. First of two daily meals. Prepare food and put in crate. Coax or lure pup into crate for breakfast. Close Crate and give pup 45 minutes to eat, while you get ready for your day.

______________AM 45 minutes later… 
Go to crate, leash up your dog saying:
FIDO, LETS GO OUT.
Go to door and at the door say again: FIDO, LETS GO OUT.
Walk with your dog to the “bathroom”. Praise success. Go to play area and have 2-minute playtime or training time, then back inside.

_______________PM
Home From Work.
Go to crate. Put leash on ‘Fido’ and say: FIDO, LETS GO OUT.
Go to door. At Door say again: FIDO, LETS GO OUT.
Lots of Praise for
“going” outside. Go to play area and have 2-minute playtime, (ENROLL IN TRAINING CLASS TO LEARN SOME TRAINING ROUTINES IN LIEU OF PLAYTIME) then back inside.

______________PM
Feed Fido Dinner.  Second of two daily meals. Prepare food and put in crate. Coax or lure pup into crate for dinner. Close       
Crate and give pup 45 minutes to eat, while you eat your dinner.

______________PM
45 minutes later… Go to crate, leash up your dog saying:
FIDO, LETS GO OUT. (Great time for a neighborhood
30-minute walk).  
Go to door and at the door say again: FIDO, LETS GO     OUT.Walk with your dog to the “bathroom”. Praise success. Go to play area and have 2-minute playtime or training time, then back inside.

_______________PM Bedtime. 
Out again for Potty Break before bed.




The Theory

TIP: It "feels good" to "GO". Taking your dog to the same spot to relieve himself will create an association of that spot with "GO". Why? ...because it feels good!

Dogs must learn to “hold”. (Crate) AND,
Dogs don’t, typically, poop or pee where they eat and sleep (unless they have no choice).
(FEED AND WATER IN Crate)

Puppies can hold about an hour for each month of age up to 8 hrs. 
(2 months=two hours)
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOG IN KENNEL FOR LONGER THAN THEY CAN HOLD! Kennel accidents can create bad habits.

It is up to the Pet Parent to teach the PUP where it is appropriate to “go”.

“What goes in, must come out.”  (Schedule)
DO NOT FREE FEED.

When taught properly (and never used for punishment), the crate becomes the dogs ‘safe place’ (home).

Designate an area in your yard (patio for apt dwellers) to be your pets "bathroom".

If You Ask me about the umbilical cord method, then you have actually read this far, and you are committed to getting this done. I commend you! 

If you are unable to be home for appropriately timed outings, do not crate the dog. Put in a confined area (like the bathroom) and put down potty pads for your convenience. A big washable towel is probably just as well.  The goal is to teach - Outside Only!

In about 7-10 days you should be able to say to your dog, “Wanna go Out” and he will head toward the door. (Clever guy, he's learned the word "Out") 
In 10 days to two weeks you should observe carefully if your dog sits in front of the "OUT" door. If you say “Wanna go Out”, his whole body will wag. 
(It's all about your observation skills. Your dog will talk to you, in his language.)
When he's talking, and you're listening...  
SUCCESS!
He can then go to the yard on his own without the leash.

See my Dog Training page to SUCCEED in the next phase (a partnership): When you're talking, he's really listening! 



For more Dog Training Tips or Coaching Contact: (a 
Marlene Larkin
702-883-5768






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