One of the most difficult tasks as a new dog owner is potty training your puppy. Sometimes it can be easy but some dogs might take a bit more work to ensure they don't make a mess in the house.
One of the most important things to remember is to be consistent in your training methods.
Start potty training the first day you bring your new puppy home.
When you first bring your dog home take them outside and let them explore while repeatingly saying "go potty."
If your puppy goes in the yard reward them with praise or treats. This will show them they have done the right thing.
Use the same command verbage everytime you take your puppy outside to train.
Make sure you use the same route or pathway every time you take your puppy to the bathroom. This will create a pattern and your puppy will associate it with going to the restroom.
First thing in the morning try not to greet or play with your puppy until you take them outside.
Dogs natural instinct is to not use the restroom in their sleeping area. Using a crate to help potty train is recommended and will teach your puppy how to hold it and not to make any messes in the house.
Be patient and consistent during training and you will have your puppy potty trained in no time by following these simple steps!