Having a healthy dog as a companion is one of the great joys in life. But owning a dog also comes with many responsibilities, starting with teaching your new puppy all about house training.
Putting yourself in the right frame of mind and understanding that you’ll help your dog by being patient are your first steps. Then, by following expert house-training tips, you can make the process of instilling dog obedience in your pet go a lot more smoothly.
Madeline Friedman, MA, is the owner of Innovative Reality Dog Training & Behavior Consulting in the New York City area. Her surefire strategy for house training puppies starts with tethering the puppy to you with a six- or eight-foot leash while indoors and the puppy is not in a crate or gated area. This way, the puppy is always within your line of vision, and you can look for the signs that he needs to go outside.