Tips for Housetraining

Housetraining Advice

You will need:

  • A crate only large enough for the dog to stand up and turn around comfortably in
  • Schedule for going outside
  • Treats for whenever you go outside with the dog
  • Good observing skills to prevent accidents
  • Patience
  1. Crate
  2. Schedule
  3. Treats
  4. Good Observing Skills
  5. Patience


The dog/puppy must be crated whenever you're away or can't actively supervise (e.g., when you're busy around the house, sleeping, etc.) This will make him/her hold on so that you can have success outside later. If you find the dog/puppy is soiling his/her crate, the likelihood is that the crate is too large: He/she can use part of it as a toilet or he/she is being kept in a crate that is too long.