How to toilet train a dog or puppy?

Toilet training a dog or puppy can take some time and patience, but with the right approach, it can be done successfully. Here are some steps to help you toilet train your dog:

Establish a routine

Dogs thrive on routine and predictability, so it's important to establish a regular feeding and toilet schedule for your dog. Take your dog out to the designated toilet area at the same times each day, such as first thing in the morning, after meals, and before bedtime.

Use a command

Use a specific command such as "go potty" or "do your business" when you take your dog out to the designated toilet area. This will help your dog associate the command with the action of going to the bathroom.

Reward good behavior

When your dog does their business in the designated area, be sure to give them plenty of praise and a treat as a reward. This will help your dog understand that going to the toilet in the designated area is a good thing and they're more likely to do it again.

Watch for signs nature is calling

Dogs will often give signals that they need to go to the bathroom, such as sniffing around, circling, or whining. Be sure to watch for these signs and take your dog out to the designated toilet area immediately.

Supervise your dog

It's important to supervise your dog when they are inside, especially when they are in the process of being toilet trained. This way you can act quickly if you notice any signs that your dog needs to go to the toilet.

Accidents happen

Remember that accidents will happen, and it's important not to scold or punish your dog for them. Instead, simply clean up the accident and continue with your training.

Consistency is key

Toilet training a dog requires consistency and patience, it's important to be consistent with your training methods and to not give up if progress is slow. With time and patience, your dog will learn to use the designated toilet area.

Remember that puppies have a smaller bladder and less control over their bowel and bladder muscles, so they will need to be taken outside more frequently than an adult dog. But with consistency, patience and some positive reinforcement your fur baby will be going to the toilet on their own in no time.