How to Housebreak a Puppy

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How to Housebreak a Puppy
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Get a 4-6 ft long leash. The 2nd handle is great for keeping your puppy close.  Remember, YOU are the Alpha "dog" in your puppy's pack. if you don't lead them, they think they have control over you.

Get a 4-6 ft long leash. The 2nd handle is great for keeping your puppy close. Remember, YOU are the Alpha "dog" in your puppy's pack. if you don't lead them, they think they have control over you.

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Cute but naughty. He would pee or poop anytime we weren't watching.

Cute but naughty. He would pee or poop anytime we weren't watching.

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Even if we walked him, he'd come inside and pee or poop...when we weren't watching or he'd hide behind something to do his dirty deed.

Even if we walked him, he'd come inside and pee or poop...when we weren't watching or he'd hide behind something to do his dirty deed.

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We would run him right outside immediately, but he still had accidents...when we weren't watching (hmmm...heard that last part before).

We would run him right outside immediately, but he still had accidents...when we weren't watching (hmmm...heard that last part before).

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Bad bad Bear!

Bad bad Bear!

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We even gave him praise when he did go outside. Yey poopies!

We even gave him praise when he did go outside. Yey poopies!

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And as he grew, so did the size of his accidents 😟.  Then a vet I talked to asked if he does it in sight of us? 'No.' I responded. Then, the solution was very easy.

And as he grew, so did the size of his accidents 😟. Then a vet I talked to asked if he does it in sight of us? 'No.' I responded. Then, the solution was very easy.

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'Keep his leash on inside the house and keep him by your side ALL the time', he said. Guess what? It worked! 😃 Puppies are like kids. They want and need our attention ALL THE TIME.

'Keep his leash on inside the house and keep him by your side ALL the time', he said. Guess what? It worked! 😃 Puppies are like kids. They want and need our attention ALL THE TIME.

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On the leash (by our side) when sitting in the living room, at the computer, in the kitchen, doing laundry, in the bathroom, everywhere we are in the house! In the end, IT WORKED!

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Our type of dog also needs to walk 2-3 miles a day because his breed (border collie mix) is made to heard sheep and run all day long.  Sometimes we put him on a long leash (50 ft) and he runs & runs.

Our type of dog also needs to walk 2-3 miles a day because his breed (border collie mix) is made to heard sheep and run all day long. Sometimes we put him on a long leash (50 ft) and he runs & runs.

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Stay consistent and be aware that, just like children, puppies have accidents, too. But his accidents now are just that, accidents and not behavioral. Good luck!

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