House Training Your Puppy

House training, or house breaking your puppy, can be a breeze or a nightmare, it's up to you. You have to really
commit your  time to making this work and being around for the puppy in those first few weeks. If you give the
time and set the routines you should make very rapid progress with house training.
Certainly don't allow him free access to all the rooms in the house, at
least until you're making good progress with house training, and then
with close supervision.      Crates are the real key to house training.
Puppies love the security of their own personal space and will not soil
near their bed or food bowls if they can possibly avoid it.
Puppy should certainly spend his nights in the crate and daytime periods when he is sleeping

Define Your Puppy's Space

Your puppy will want to relieve himself when he wakes up and after meals.
Allways take him straight outside after naps and meals, and encourage him with your voice to Perform.

Choose a word the whole household will use so training is consistent. Watch him carefully, but don't interact with him; it's not playtime and distractions will just prolong the learning period.
The command word will remain useful through his adult life; you can
use it as a question and his reaction will tell you whether or not he does need to go outside.

Anticipation
House training will be speeded up if you learn to pick up on the signs that the puppy needs to relieve himself.He will
start sniffing the floor, then circling and lifting his tail.

Stay Calm
Don't ever, ever get cross with a puppy who's had an accident.Remember, it's not his fault - it's yours for not
anticipating his needs.  If you see him starting to relieve himself inside, use a firm "No!" - don't frighten him, just get
his attention, then pick him up and get him outside to finish off, when you will heap praise on him.
Puppies are fed three times a day because they have small tummies; likewise, their bowels and bladders are small
and need to be emptied regularly.Add to this that bowel and bladder control is a skill that has to be learned, and you
will understand why patience is the key to successful training.

Reward Based Training

Your puppy's weak spot, which you must exploit, is that he is constantly seeking your approval.All training should be
based on rewards as that is the best incentive for him. By rewards, I mean praise, cuddles and play. The more you
reward him, the more rewards he will seek.
Dogs who are rewarded for their behaviour will seek more rewards by pleasing you, rather than fearful dogs whose
priority will be not to annoy you.