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How to potty train your dog

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

Potty training a puppy is not one of the most exciting parts of having a dog. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most strenuous parts of all. It is all about consistency, patience, understanding the process, and keeping up a SOLID routine. Everyone always wants to know long will potty training take. Well… every dog is a bit different. The time varies for potty training from a week to a lot longer time frame. For a puppy, it can take up to a year for consistent results. Even the size of a dog even dictates potty breaks. Smaller breeds have smaller bladders therefore they may need to go out more often.

brown and white pomsky puppy
Stewie - the rebel

At the beginning of this year, my wife and I adopted Stewie, a Pomsky (Husky/Pomeranian mix). I must say, this is the hardest potty training job that we have ever encountered. Not only he is stubborn like a Husky, he also has a bladder of a Pomeranian. When we thought his routine is set in stone, there would be two or three accidents in a day, which led us to resetting his potty training schedule all over again. So, if you’re struggling, just know that you’re not alone.

Be patient with your new puppy. They are learning something new, but they will get the hang of it. Be prepared for an accident here and there. We as humans have a daily routine that we carry out every single day. Your dog must have a daily routine as well!

potty training my puppy to go outside in the grass area
Finally! We can now sleep in peace.

Example of a puppy schedule

6:00 am- potty break

6:15 am- feeding time

6: 30 am-potty break

9:30 am- potty break

12:30 pm-feeding time

12:45 pm- potty break

4:30 pm- potty break

7:00 pm - potty break

10:00 pm- potty break

1:00 am- potty break

4:00 am-potty break

The potty schedule will get simpler as puppies get older.

Example of an adult schedule

6:00 am-potty break

6:15 am- feeding time

12:30 pm- potty break

5:30 pm- feeding time

5:45 pm- potty break

8:00 pm- potty break

11:00 pm- potty break

Keep in mind that as your dog becomes a senior, they will need more frequent potty breaks since they cannot hold their bladder as long, just as humans.

Contact Le Dao at 859-630-0746 to schedule an appointment if you need help potty training your dog.

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