Category Archives: House Training

Stopping a Dog From Going Potty in the House

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No one likes to wake up to dog urine or feces in their home. This is not only disgusting; it is a very unhealthy environment for your family members, especially if you have toddlers crawling around on the carpets. Sadly, many dog owners never seem to housebreak their puppies or dogs, when doing so is…

Why Dogs Mark their Territory


Ever wondered why your usually very housebroken dog will sometimes lift his leg and urinate in inappropriate places? It’s quite likely that he’s not having an accident in the house, but he’s probably marking his territory. Why do dogs mark their territory? There are a number of reasons dogs do this natural behavior. This article by the…

Easy Housebreaking Steps


Keeping a dog in your home requires priority one be housebreaking your puppy or adult dog for more reasons than we can cover now. The top reasons are for maintaining a happy home for your family and dog, health issues, and the peace of mind you are not going to come home to urine or…

The “Con” Side of Crate Training

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There are many valid reasons for using a dog crate when training a puppy or adult dog, but when used incorrectly the cons of crate training reveal that there are some dog owners should not use this training method. Let’s take a look at some of these negative reasons and then you can decide for…

The “Pro” Side of Crate Training

"Pros" of Crate Training

Having trouble housebreaking your new puppy or adult dog? One method used by many dog owners is crate training. What is crate training you ask? Basically this is using an appropriately sized wire or plastic “crate” or cage to keep the dog in during the many different phases of training the dog or puppy. Normally…

Litterbox Training a Dog


For some dog owners, especially those with very small dogs (with even smaller bladders), or those living in high-rise apartment buildings, training your dog to “do the deed” in a litterbox is a great alternative taking several flights of stairs a zillion times a day. Litter-training your dog is not impossible but, like housebreaking, it…

Crate Training Your Dog


What is Crate Training? Crate training is basically a method used to house-train your dog or puppy. The crate is employed to confine your pet when you are not around to supervise him. Because almost all dogs won’t go to the bathroom in the same place they sleep, your pet will most likely try to…

Potty Training Your Puppy Using a Clicker


Clicker training has become its own phenomenon in recent times.  It is simply an effective positive reinforcement training method.  Included in its repertoire is potty training your puppy using a clicker.  I dare say that the vast majority of puppies have been and will continue to be potty trained without using a clicker.  But, for fans of…

Housebreaking An Older Dog

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There are countless reasons why a dog might pass the puppy stage without ever being housebroken. Maybe your older dog is a newly adopted stray, or perhaps he lived solely in the outdoors for the first stages of his life. Either way, housebreaking an older dog is possible. With a little patience, consistency, and these…

The Complete Guide to Potty Training Your Puppy


Bringing a new puppy home can be such a joy and such a source of frustration! By nature, puppies are curious, clumsy, and playful – and in need of some training. Luckily, with dedication, consistency, and a little observation of your puppy’s habits along with this complete guide to potty training your puppy, you’ll have…

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