House Training Methods

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NOTE: All the articles below assume that you have already read the articles in the basic housebreaking section. If you haven’t read those yet, you may want to start your education there.

Housebreaking (Teaching Your Dog to Potty Outside)

Housebreaking training starts with teaching your dog not to go potty inside the house and to go potty outside. This training always starts with the first training article in this series, "Housebreaking Training". After you read about housebreaking, you may decide that you also want to use a doggie door or train your dog to tell you when he needs you to let him out. For this training, we have three articles that will really complete your dog’s housebreaking program. Just make sure you read the first article before moving on to the final three.

Housebreaking Training

Umbilical Cord Training

Teaching Your Dog to Take Himself Outside Using a Doggie Door

Teaching Your Dog to Bark to Go Out

Indoor Potty Training (Teaching Your Dog to Potty in a Particular Area Inside)

Indoor Potty Training is a process of defining a particular area inside your house where your dog is allowed to eliminate. This method is most common with small dogs and dogs that live in large apartment buildings where taking a dog outside is time consuming. Traditionally people used newspapers, hence the common name "paper training" but many people now use litter boxes filled with special newspaper litter, pine shavings, cat litter or sod. Please start with the first training article in this series, "Indoor Potty Training". For this training, we have three articles that will really complete your dog’s training program. Just make sure you read the first article before moving on to the final three.

Indoor Potty Training

Indoor Potty Options – the pros and cons of paper training, potty pads, litter box training, and turf pads

Completing the Training

Once you have started on housebreaking or indoor potty training, you may want to complete your training with the following training options.

Adding Corrections

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