House Training a Toy Breed Puppy

House Training a Toy Breed Puppy

When training a toy breed puppy it can sometimes be a bit more challenging then a large breed.  It may take them a little bit more time to catch onto it, but well worth your patience and time.

The keys to remember is to keeping your routine the same everyday. Keeping your puppy on a schedule is the biggest key. Second having a designated place for the puppy to go potty. Using the same voice command or key words such as “outside” or “go potty” is also a consistency that will help them learn much faster.

Keeping a regular feeding schedule will also greatly improve your potty training.  Feeding them 3 small meals throughout the day helps you to keep them on a potty schedule. It also helps you to learn there habits to aid in training. A puppy should never have full feed all day long until they are completely trained.

Letting a puppy run free in the home will delay in training. Positive messages all through out training will help your puppy. Praise is the most important part of training and should be positive every day. Accidents will happen and punishment should never be involved, it will only confuse your puppy. If you see your puppy having an accident a stern No or loud noise will scare them into stopping, which you can then immediately take them outside to the designated area.