House training requires patience and commitment. The most important key to house training is consistency.
It is highhly recommendable that prior bringing the awaited dog at your home, the owner should consult with a dog trainer so as he will be prepared and avoid any problems which might arise. Such issues that will be discussed, are about toileting and positive reinforcement.
Generally, puppies can control his bladder one hour for every one month of age. So if he is 3 three months old he can hold it for about 3 hours. It's important to establish a routine for toileting eg. after waking up, half an hour after feeding him.
Regular mealtimes. Keep your puppy on a regular feeding schedule during toilet training. That means no snacking between meals! If it’s not mealtime, food shouldn’t be available to the dog.
Offer frequent potty opportunities. Give your pup plenty of opportunities to take care of business outside. Go outside first thing in the morning, and then every 1 to 2 hours throughout the day. And also take your puppy outside after it wakes from a nap or finishes a meal.
Familiarity breeds comfort. Take your dog to the same spot outside every time. Your dog will recognize its scent and more readily do its business.
Stay out with your dog. When you take your dog outside for a potty break, stay with it until it has taken care of business, or until it becomes obvious that it doesn’t need to just yet. Don’t just turn the dog out in the yard by itself.
Praise success! When your doggie does its duty, praise it! Offer a treat we belives in a (high valuble treats like some sousage or cheese), or something the dog really enjoys, like a walk.
Crates make housetraining simple. Because dogs don’t like to pee or poop where they sleep and eat, they’ll hold it when they’re in their crate. Pop your dog in his crate whenever you’re not with him, and he won’t have any accidents in the house — this prevents a bad habit from forming. Take him out for bathroom breaks regularly, and he’s more likely to eliminate outdoors — this helps him learn a good habit.
Crates help prevent boredom and separation anxiety. If you stock his crate with toys, especially chew toys stuffed with kibble and a few treats, he’ll learn two more good habits: chewing on his toys rather than your favorite shoes, and settling down to entertain himself when you’re not around.
Some people worry that crate confinement is cruel, but if you do it right, your dog won’t see it that way at all. His crate can be a cosy place where he retreats from household chaos or just relaxes. And once he’s housetrained, your dog will have the run of the house as well as a nice little den of his own — just leave the door open for him.