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Q: Any tips on potty training new 9 week old puppy?

December 27, 2008 | By Amba35 | 13 answers | Expired: 1923 days ago

Amba35

Everyone has been very helpful with my walking/leash problem. I also need advice on potty training tips and feeding schedule please! This is my first puppy!

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Joanne S.
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Dec 28, 2008

I highly recommend crate training. It is the best and easest way. Please read recommedations on crate traing from your local shelter. Never use the crate as a punishment. Give a special treat or toy when you put the puppy in the crate. Make sure the crate is large enough for the puppy to stand and lay down in a full stretch..no bigger. Your local shelter can give you full details. Publix supermarkets sponsored a great training video cd.

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Rex2153
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Dec 28, 2008

crate training worked great with Zoie who is almost a year old now. She never has a cccident in house.

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jennifer r.
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Dec 28, 2008

Crate training is the easiest way to potty train in my experience, and that also helps the puppies in the chewing stage learn what is appropriate to chew up and saves my house from destruction while I shower! (I put a chew toy & pup in the crate) and I can shower without worry, then out we go to potty and after potty time it is playtime....works for me! No poops inside or chewed up couches!

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DarcyL
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Dec 28, 2008

Crate training makes potty training a breeze. It also makes leaving your puppy unatended easier too. Google crate training. Good luck!

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Missy M.
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Dec 27, 2008

When hes sheduled to go out, take him out with a bag of his favorite treats. When he goes, treat him like he found you the winning lottery ticket. Do this a few times and it should be good. One additional note, every dog has their own way of saying "Daddy/Mommy, take me out, I gotta go!!!" Be VERY aware of this. after you have it down, your incidents should be slim to none. I give my dogs a pass if they are sick.

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Amanda  M.
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Dec 27, 2008

take him out often.. right after he wakes up, after he eats or drinks, and after he plays for a while... praise him when he goes outside.. i have had many fosters and this has worked great i currently used this method to train an 8 week old lab i am fostering and within a couple of days he was completley potty trained

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Lee Ann M.
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Dec 27, 2008

This is my tried and true method. Puppies will go right after they eat, right after they wake up and when you play with them, if they stop and start sniffing, this is the clue.

Feed at the same times each day. Do not leave food out. Grazing will cause accidents. Also, do not Paper train. It just makes it confusing for the dog. "it was ok to go inside before" plus it's not good if you are laying on the floor reading today's paper and puppy needs to go. lol

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Elizabeth D.
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Dec 27, 2008

Taking them outside after eating and after accidents. Make sure you praise your puppy when it goes outside.

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Cassy C.
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Dec 27, 2008

with my puppy I fed at about 7:30 or 8am and then let him out side after eating for about 15 minutes then let him out again at 11am, 2pm,and then fed again at 5pm and let out after eating. depending on the age of the puppy you may want to let him out every 2 hours and give him a small treat and lots of praise when he goes to the bathroom outside.

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Louise G.
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Dec 27, 2008

Puppies are sooo cute, but they take alot of time. You just need to watch them 24/7. When they wake up from a nap they always want to pee or poop...........And, of course, all the others that answered have very good advice. Feeding twice a day, in a crate at night and whenever you cannot watch them.

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