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4 How to Housebreak a Puppy: The Basics

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Housebreaking a puppy is not the easiest thing in the world.  It takes time, patience and perseverance; it’s not something that happens overnight.  No matter how diligent you are, accidents will happen, so arm yourself with some good cleaning products, the best housebreaking aids available and some knowledge about puppies and how their bodies work.
A puppy doesn’t have control over muscles of elimination before 4 months of age and all puppies vary in the developmental time of these muscles.   Smaller dogs have smaller bladders and will need to urinate more frequently.
Dogs are naturally hardwired not to eliminate in…

Crate Training: Introduction & Tips

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Your new dog might have been housetrained at its last home, or he might never have been trained.  After having been in an animal shelter or rescue, his world has been turned upside down and he may have forgotten old habits and could use a refresher. If you have adopted a new puppy, he will need the training from scratch.  Different approaches may need to be made depending on if you have adopted a puppy or an older dog.  The best, most efficient and easiest way to house train your new puppy or dog is crate training.  Crate training will…