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How to toilet train puppy in a few weeks

Dog toilet training is one of the foundations of dog training. We've put together everything that you need to know about potty training. Download the Fluffy app and learn how to toilet train a puppy


Here are some basics of toilet training your puppy

Get into a routine. Puppies learn quickest when they know what to expect.

Schedule frequent potty breaks. Multiple your puppy’s age in months by hours. That’s how long they can hold it. For example, a two-month-old puppy can generally wait two hours before needing to use the potty.

Be on the lookout for signs. Circling, whining, sniffing, and scratching at the door are all signs that your puppy needs to leave the apartment…now!

How to Toilet Train a Puppy

Toilet training a puppy is one of the first and most important tasks for any new dog owner. It requires patience, consistency, and understanding. The first step is to establish a regular feeding schedule and to take your puppy outside frequently, especially after meals and naps.

Create a designated bathroom spot outside and take your puppy there each time. Use a specific word or phrase to associate with the act of eliminating. Praise and reward your puppy immediately after they've done their business in the right place. This positive reinforcement will encourage them to repeat the behavior.

Accidents will happen, and it's important to handle them calmly. Avoid punishment, as it can lead to fear and confusion. Clean up accidents thoroughly to remove odors and prevent remarking. With time and patience, your puppy will learn where it's appropriate to go to the bathroom.

There are three fundamental things you'll learn with this course


Understand your puppy's body language and the foundation of toilet training


Learn how to use a crate to help you with toilet training


Find out how to deal with accidents

How long does it take to toilet train puppy

We worked with animal behaviourists and trainers to create an easy-to-follow seven-step course. If you follow the steps in the app you can toilet train your puppy in a couple of weeks

What do you need to toilet train puppy?

To get started with toilet training you only need some tasty treats (yum!), enzymatic cleaner in case of accidents and a cosy crate

Download the Fluffy app and learn how to toilet train a puppy


Once you hourse train your pup we recommend that you check out these courses

How to stop puppy biting


7-Step crate training course


How to get a dog to stop barking

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