6 Tips for Housetraining Your New Puppy

You love your new little addition to the family but he won’t stop peeing on the floor! This is a big problem many families have a new puppy. People are so stressed and overwhelmed when it comes to housetraining a puppy that it even leads some families to get rid of their pets. It doesn’t have to be this way. Housetraining your new puppy doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful for you or the dog. It will take a lot of consistency, however. You must be fully committed to the methods you use and willing to stick it through until the end. If so, your pup will thank you for it and you will be happy that there are no more accidents happening in the house.


That said, here are six tips for housetraining your new puppy:

  • Pick a technique. There are many dogs housetraining techniques out there and no real proof that anyone is better than the other. It all comes down to what works for you and your family. You should research the different techniques and then pick one that seems like you can commit to it the best long term.
  • Gather any supplies. Most housetraining techniques will require at least some supplies. You may need puppy training pads, bells, a crate, or some other items to make the training process work. You probably also want to pick up some cleaning supplies for when accidents happen. If your puppy smells himself on an accident spot, he’s more likely to use that same spot again so cleaning is vital.
  • Give your puppy frequent access. Always give your puppy plenty of opportunity to go in his designated spot. Take him out or to his training spot at least once every 2 hours. Always give him access to food and drink.
  • Feed your puppy on a regular schedule. The faster you get your new puppy on a regular feeding schedule, the faster he will get his potty training routine down too.
  • Be patient. It may be hard at times, especially if your puppy doesn’t seem to be getting it at first but the more you can keep your patience, the better this will go. Praise him greatly when he does what you want. Don’t ever scream, yell, hit or kick for accidents.

Now that you have these tips in mind, you’re ready to start puppy house training right away. There is no reason to wait or delay because the sooner you begin; the sooner your puppy will start understanding what you expect from him. Remember, don’t stress if an accident happens and try not to show anger to your puppy. He’s a baby and still learning but if you’re patience, he’ll get it and you’ll both be super happy for many years to come.

What other tips would you add to this list? 




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

8 comments on “6 Tips for Housetraining Your New Puppy”

  1. Great tips, Crystal! I want to emphasize the bit about consistency and patience! Training a dog is no easy task, but as long as you are consistent and patient, you will persevere!

    • You’re right that consistency and patience go long ways to getting a dog that is well mannered and a joy to be around.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  2. Great tips!! So many people don’t take the time, and than think it’s the dog’s fault! 🙁 Love these ideas…so easy! #HomeMattersParty

  3. Awesome tips! My puppy is now 2, and we learned that frequent trips outside…even in the middle of the night, were so important to teach her where to go potty! Thank you for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

  4. I am so glad my dog is many, many years out of the puppy phase! Great tips though, we want another dog in the future but I feel like I would have to be a stay at home mom again in order to train him properly! lol!! #HomeMattersParty

  5. Thank you so much for providing some great tips on how to properly schedule a puppy’s daily routine. While I am excited to own my first pet, I’m slightly anxious that I won’t be able to make it behave and act the way my family wants it to, causing trouble for us whenever it does something out of the ordinary. I’ll focus on proper scheduling when I find a dog obedience lesson trainer in the area so we can avoid those problems.


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