My kids have been begging for a dog for at least two years. A friend’s dog had puppies and they fell in love with one so we brought it home. We are all in love with it now. Sad to say our puppy is not potty trained and everything I’ve tried has failed. I left him outside and he barked and whined the whole time. I have puppy puddles all over the den floor. How can I get this puppy potty trained?
Puppies are so cute but they can be bad as well. You probably will need to take your puppy out every hour or so for a while. When you catch him peeing or pooping outside give him a treat and tell him “Good Boy.” He will eventually get the message and associate getting a treat with doing his business outside. You can eventually lengthen the time between outside visits. The kids wanted this puppy so they need to help with the potty training too. You can also invest in a crate designed for dogs so that he will have a safe place to stay when you are not available to watch him. Puppies are fun and cute and grow into your best friend.