How do I go about training our new family member and correcting their “accidents” and bad behaviors? Do I have to crate train them as well? It seems like everyone is these days but the one dog i previously owned, didnt need one and id like to keep it that way.


  1. k9groome

    With potty training you want to take the pup out side on a leash, even if you have a fenced in yard have lots of treats on hand, once pup is out side he will be wanting to play but don’t let him sniff around and when he finally goes potty heavily praise him for it “good boy” real uppity and cheerful then give him a treat and let him off the leash to play. then in about 2 hours take him out again and repet the whole thing except when you go to take him out say let’s go potty and take him to the exact same spot he did his business. he will go, repeat the praising and treats and let of leash once again to play, puppies love praise and rewards, their minds do not comprehend fully till they are about 4 months old but if you start early so will they. This has worked on all 5 of my dogs so Good Luck.
    Crate Training is good for them but is NOT neccesary, if you want to crate train you can but you don’t have too. Puppies that are crate trained tend to be really excited when out. If you crate train do not put puppy in there for bad behavior because this will only make him dislike the crate. Put him in there at night to go to sleep with a little blanket or a flat doggy bed you don’t want the cage to be huge or too small, if the cage is too big then puppy will more than likely potty in it, You want the puppy to have enough room to be able to turn around and stretch, but you don’t want him too cramped up. Only 3 of my dogs are crate trained and I rarely ever use them. My babies sleep with me (even though I am supposed to be the leader in the pack) I know but I cant help but not to let them do it. But don’t let them sleep with you unless you want to make it a permanent habbit, If there is anything else I can help you with feel free to e-mail me. Good Luck

  2. Kaia

    It’s work, but I kept my last puppy on a 6′ leash when he was in the house…all the time. Kept him close to me so I could see what he was doing, gave him lots of attention because he was close, and could catch him BEFORE he had an accident. If he had more than one accident, I’d be surprised.
    I also crate trained him because I work full time. Luckily, I work close to home and could let him out at lunch time, so he wasn’t expected to “hold it” for hours…which puppies aren’t going to do.
    He’s a wonderful, affection dog and has never had an accident. Plus, he loves being close, which is a plus. The only downside is he truly believes his nose has to be at the back of my knee…(*chuckle*) I’ve adjusted.

  3. Sm S

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  4. roofdad

    Crate training is super for your new family member. Dogs have a natural ‘den’ instinct. They are comforted by having a place to let their guard down. They also will go out of their way to not soil their den. This fact is the whole key to crate -based potty training. I have always had small dogs, so crating wasn’t a big deal. I had 1 large crate for 3 dogs that were all under 15 pounds each. The dog(s) will quickly learn the routine of going outdoors to relieve themselves as soon as they are let out of the den (crate). Once the habit is established, you can choose to leave the crate open. You will likely see that the dog will continue to enjoy periods in the den, where he can rest at ease knowing there is only one way in and one way out.

  5. stacie_b

    i am training a puppy right now and finding those potty pads are a great tool …i also take her outdoors and give lots of praise ..persistence and patients is a good thing,…i do use a crate when i leave her alone ..but i find as with children praise seems to work wonders hope this helps it can be frustrating

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