Indoor potty training for pups.

You can do this by training with potty pads or newspapers. Limit pup to one space in home and monitor pup until fully potty trained before letting free roam your home.

  • Keep your puppy in a space with room for sleep and play, and have a separate potty pad spot that is easy to clean.
  • Take your puppy to the same potty pad spot each time they do their business.
  •  Supervise them when they are in this area so you can redirect them if they try to go to the wrong spot. (Gently pick them up and put them on the potty pads) 
  • Take your puppy to their potty pad spot first thing in the morning and then once every 30 minutes to an hour until they're able to consistently hold it a bit longer. Also, always take them to their potty spot after meals or when they wake from a nap. Make sure they go do their business last thing at night.
  • Keep your puppy on a regular feeding schedule and remove any food between meals.
  • When they use the right spot, praise and reward them. 
  • If your puppy does have an accident in the house, don't yell at or punish them. It may make them afraid of you or not want to go potty with you there.

If you're indoor potty training, litter boxes may be an easier-to-clean option than potty pads. Pet supply stores sell litter trays and litter types specifically for dogs.

Back to blog