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House training an adult or puppy dog is essential for both you and your dog’s health and happiness. Some people have adopted or relented to the small dog / pocket dog mentality, where their dog goes to the bathroom indoors and rarely go out for walks in general. This is NOT a recipe for a happy living situation for you or your dog. Downtown Pets uses a philosophy that has been very successful in house training hundreds of our clients dogs. In this continuing post we will discuss some of those methods and problems you might run into.

STEP ONE: buying a crate and checking with your vet

STEP TWO: introducing your dog to the crate

STEP THREE: the crate training philosophy

STEP FOUR: example schedule for a dog being house trained

STEP FIVE: problems you might run into house training your dog

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