How To House Train (Housebreak) Your Puppy or Dog

hey guys it's tied the dog I hear well here this is my puppy this is chocolate chip and chocolate chip is a her breed is called cow they feel a they sell Miguel I imported her from some islands the Azores Islands out in which are some Portuguese islands really cool dog really cool breed very rare I'm guessing maybe two three dozen the United States maybe more but I've actually only heard of one other person having them I'm only assuming that there's got to be a handful more that have them but any case she is 10 months old as of a couple days ago and the way that I'm raising her I'm raising her for something very specific protection training and security training and as a result I'm not training a whole lot of obedience just yet usually I'd do that when we started about a year I start getting the dog to be much more obedience trained and things like that but in the beginning stages what is critical for any any dog that I raise whether it's protection dog or not is they need to be house trained and not destroy my stuff and so I don't care in the beginning if they you got an itch little girl I don't care if they sit perfectly I don't care if they you know there's lots of things I don't care about you know start training them but anyways I really care about the house training because I don't like cleaning up messes I don't like dogs on the bathroom in my house so chip has been here six months almost to the day pretty close she's been here six months and she has had come on sweets she has had one accident the entire time and so as I've mentioned this people said how do you do this how can you accomplish this and so I wanted to make a video showing exactly how I've been able to do that now there's more information about this on my website tie the dog I calm because I've been teaching this house training formula for four years I'm going to take off this collar here this is a collar that I use for working on protection training so any case c'mere chip so I guess I've been teaching this this formula for years and I'm going to put you on leash little girl and personally with clients it probably helps train hundreds of dogs if not more and then our DVD programs and other programs that we teach have probably has trained thousands of dogs and so I wanted to walk through the entire program with you in this video will probably be you know maybe about ten minutes long or something like that we'll see any case there's four stages four things that you need to do if you want to house train your dog number one is prevention so like I say six months-one accident that is ninety-five percent of that is prevention dogs are creatures of habit so if we accidentally allow them to pee that's where she did pee the one time although I caught it I'll tell you about that if we allow them to pee it starts to become habitual and so people say well who would allow their dog to pee in the house well if your dog is peeing in the house and the answer is you know what allowing your dog to pee in the house now you're doing it on accident of course but you're allowing it to happen with your inactivity you know with things that you're not doing rather than things that you are doing and so so any case the first step in the house training formula there's four the first one is the biggest one the most important one and what that is is prevention and you know just setting the right tone we have to prevent the dog from going to the bathroom in the house we don't want it to become like I say habitual and so we prevent two different ways number one is tethering and that's what I'm doing right now as I've got her on a leash you know she's she's tethered now I'm actually not tethering her anymore I just did it in the beginning the video to show you what I'm talking about but when I'm first house training a dog they are with me 100% of the time when I'm home or they're in a crate so let me take you into the crate because I get a lot of questions about this you know where do you put your crate mine happens to be in my mudroom just a decent-sized mudroom in from the garage so there's the garage we come into room right now she still sleeps in the crate in about two months she won't be so don't break into my house in two months because she's going to tear you just kidding well not really but anyways so this is the mudroom and this is where she sleeps our bedroom is over here so if she did make some noise I could hear it now people say should I put the crate bedrooms right through there people say should I put the crate in the in the bedroom or somewhere else in the house it depends you know I put it here day one because I didn't want her in the bedroom and it worked out fine now there's some dogs that do so much better soon what she likes her crate there's so much dog there's a lot of guys that do so much better if the crates in the bedroom and they know where the family is there's some dogs that do better if it creates not in the bedroom so it really just depends on the dog where the dogs gonna be the most comfortable so anyways in the beginning stages so for the first little bit first couple months when I'm home she's on a leash when I'm gone or sleeping she's in the crate or if I'm home and I just do not have the band I call it bandwidth and maybe you know what I'm talking about supervising a dog takes a lot out of you mentally and emotionally emotionally don't don't underplay that there's a there's a lot of emotional bandwidth that goes into to supervising a dog but anyways for the first couple months if I just couldn't you know just couldn't have her with me she would go into the crate as a result she loves the crate and so so anyways when she was with me I would keep her on a leash now that were a few months into this she's not really on a leash so much anymore like I say every now and then like maybe if we have company over and I don't trust her just yet having good manners you know she we might put her on a leash but essentially right now she's off leisure in the house now chip her name is chocolate chip we collar chip come on sweets so now come here go to bed I have taught her some of the basics of obedience and so now in the evening my wife and I will sit here we'll we'll be on the computer we'll talk watch TV stuff like that this is now her spot and so she's pretty good at staying on her bed still learning that concept but but in case she's at a point where she's ten months old and doing really good and so I will allow her to wander and I'll let her go up the stairs if she wants or even go down the stairs that's the basement right there let her go into the kitchen if she wants let her go into the front room come on follow me sweets so if I'm in this general area I'll let her kind of go into you know dining room area maybe into the front room library a library there's my sweet family my four little girls my wife so if I'm in this area she can kind of roam this area if I feel like it or I'll put her on her bed but the the bottom line is she still needs supervision because if I just didn't supervise her maybe she doesn't go to the bathroom maybe she does I'm not sure but I don't want to find out because it's so much easier come on chip let's go back over here come on character a little bit good girl so much easier to avoid a problem rather than accidentally allow it to occur and then try to fix it later so anyways so we're at a stage now probably two three months from now and I go slow on purpose I'm pretty conservative about it just because how gosh I've seen such nightmares with people trying to house hearing those dogs that I you know I just conservative about it but probably two three months from now when I'm home she'll have free run of the house completely I won't you know right now if I'm watching TV and she's wandering and I see her go up the stairs if she's up there for more than 15 seconds I'm calling her down same thing if she goes down the stairs I'm calling her down if she's more than 15 30 seconds or so but in three months that will probably be different she'll probably have earned free run of the house while I'm home so anyways this this little concept I've been talking about for for five minutes is the most important aspect of house training almost all the time there's a few other aspects that are important and sometimes they're super critical but usually they're appendages to this main trunk of concept that that you and your dog need to understand yes I pretty and so that's step number one prevention and then we gradually wean off of that need for prevention step number two is really simple it's to encourage good behavior come on and so encouraging good behavior means to take the dog outside and we'll talk about schedules in a bit it is an awful awful day I mean it is windy and snow you can't really see it very well it is freezing but encouraging good behavior I think she just went to the bathroom she probably doesn't need to go in the beginning I go out with a dog now I sent her out right now to see if she needs to go at all she may or may not but I'll talk for a minute here in the beginning I go out with the dog even if the weather's like this and it's awful because I need to be there to encourage the good behavior when it happens and so when we catch her going to the bathroom outside I need to tell her that's a good idea and so in the beginning for the first few months she worked for all of her food you know as we worked on certain things she would get should get food if she came when called she'd get food as she went to her bed and one thing she would get food for is when she would go to the bathroom outside and so when she went to the bathroom outside lots of praise lots of you know some some of her food and so it required me going out there now I know what a lot of people do shoot I'm coming up on ten minutes and I still get a few more minutes so apologise of this get long so what I've seen people do is they'll send the dog out the dog goes to the bathroom they say good job come here dog and the dog comes they get my treat and and technically there's nothing wrong with this but what you just did there's you rewarded the dog for going to the bat or rather you you rewarded the dog for or she goes off she's probably going to pee over there you rewarded the dog for coming when called not for going to the bathroom you have about a second or two window to let the dog know you know what's right and what's wrong and so it looks like her collar got a little bit loose here bring her in and take that off and so so anyways you've only got a second or two to make this association hi honey is my other dog old lady 13 years old hi pretty and so you only have this second or two in order to make the Association and so we want to tell her in that moment good job you went to the bathroom come on chip come over here a little bit good girl and so you can't do that if you're standing at the back porch so go out with your dog encourage the bathroom so step one is prevention step two is encouraging good behavior step three is discouraging the bad behavior in other words going to the bathroom in the house now if you're doing step one two and four or I'll talk about four in a second really well step 3 becomes usually not terribly important because you won't have many opportunities so like I say we've had her six months and there's one time that I've had to do step number three honey over there you just saw the old lady hi pretty you know we house trained her 13 years ago or so I think we had three total accidents my other dog Rocco who just passed a couple weeks ago I think we had two total accidents so anyways you don't have to have all these accidents you know a lot of people say oh well they're puppy they'll they'll learn they'll work through it you don't have to wait for that you know like I say on three of my my last three dogs that I've had it's you know two of them still currently with us we've had like a total of five accidents when they were young now throughout the years yes you know they've been you know honey's been sick and had some accidents in the house Rocco same thing had some accidents in the house when he was sick but I'm talking legit house training accidents five maybe six you know from three dogs total and so if you're willing to put in the effort that I do you can have the same thing so so any case the third thing is to discourage bad behavior so we need to correct it when the dog goes the bathroom in the house now this is a source of a lot of contention because a lot of people say no you can't correct the dog they won't realize what you're you know they won't realize what you're doing guys dogs aren't stupid you know they they form associations in the minute it or in the moment rather no no come on come on go to bed good girl they form associations in the moment so in the moment if my dogs go into the bathroom outside and I praise him or her that's a behavior the dog will understand they want to repeat in the moment if my dog doing a bathroom inside and I correct it the dog will understand that that's something I don't want to repeat and so now the correction needs to be done with good timing it needs to be fair so you don't you know rubbing your dog's nose in it stupid don't do that yelling screaming stupid don't do that what you need to do is with your dog on a leash because your dog should be on a leash remember I told you that in the beginning dogs on the leash until they've earned the privilege of not being on the leash because they understand things but with your dog on a leash it's just real quick you know I grabbed Alicia nope nope nope nope nope and we start going outside that was not you for you sweetie come on come on go to bed good girl and so with the dog on a leash we can correct it again not harsh but any correction I give is going towards the back door towards whichever door you want to go to where the dog used to go to the bathroom I want the dog to associate I really got to go to the bathroom this is the direction I need to go and on that note I never trained the dog to tell me they need to go I never trained the dog to use a bell to scratch with the door to bar to come get me any of that now some dogs will just naturally do it but I never trained a dog to do that because I don't want the dog to tell me when they need to go to the bathroom because then I can't tell you how many clients I've had over the years where no come on sweets come on put a bed where they taught their dog to use a bell and the dog becomes they become a butler you know the dogs ringing the bell 50 times a day because they just want to go out to the out to the backyard and play and so what I do is I teach the dog to hold it and so that's where step number four comes in as a routine I want the doctor trust her routine now it doesn't have to be set in stone but there's a few things I like to routine one of those is food and so in the beginning sometimes we use food to train the dog so this becomes more difficult if you're feeding meals you know feed meals don't leave food sitting out you know feed for five minutes and pick up the food foot maybe 10 minutes and then pick up the bowl after you're done whether or not the dog is eating it and soon the dog will be on a routine and a dog gets on a food routine is much more likely to be on a bathroom routine water come on so we keep our water over here and we give the dog access to water all day when I'm house training a dog you thirsty when I'm house training a dog we cut off the water boom seven o'clock at night just kind of depending on a few different factors depending on what time to go to bed usually three maybe four hours before going to bed come on sweets and so that's a good girl so I guess I don't routine the water I just might cut it off in the evening so the dog doesn't have accidents overnight and then the last thing I retain is their bathroom schedule and so in the beginning stages you know we take him out to the bathroom first thing in the morning last thing at night we take him out to the bathroom after eating an hour after eating we take them out to the bathroom anytime we've taken them out of the crate we take them out to the bathroom anytime you know we played with them for a bit we take them out the bathroom after really big drinks and so right there is quite a bit of times going out to the bathroom and if you're with a dog all day and there's other times where you've gone two hours or so and the dog hasn't gone out to the bathroom I'm talking about a puppy longer for an adult then I'll take the dog out to the bathroom at that point okay look you're wandering around a lot put her two crepe for a bit and so so I could say with just a handful of tools I've got a bed we've got a leash we've got food we've got water we're just a handful of things we can get this dog house trained really quick so like I say is she house trained now it's to me house training is a dog I don't even have to think about the dog the dogs not going to go to bathroom the house she's not there yet well I don't know she might be but I'm not willing to test that yet you know give me another couple months and so I don't know that I would necessarily call her house trained yet but I do think that you know she will be here very shortly but it's those four main steps number one prevention number two encourage good behavior number three discourage bad behavior number four get on her routine food water and potty breaks all right went longer than 10 minutes for about 17 minutes now but hopefully this is shown you where you may or may not be going wrong with your dog and things that you can change so I encourage you to get after it so make sure to go ahead over tie the dog guide calm for other training in formation

26 thoughts on “How To House Train (Housebreak) Your Puppy or Dog

  1. You’re video is too long….. I take offense to saying I’m allowing my dog to pee in my house….. second of all your setting your self up for a law suit training a dog to be vicious.

  2. Lol the other dog Honey, walked around that corner like a ghost. Then went to her lair in the shadows behind the couch.

  3. I've had my min pinch for a year. I watched many a video to potty training. We only went through a small good phase. But its been bad since. She's very jealous. So if there's any change in the house she pees. On our pillows, clothes, shoes, carpet, couch and front door . We love her ! But we keep her outside allot cause we don't trust her . Is it to late to start over ? I'm willing to try but is there a different modification I should do ?

  4. My 15 week old puppy goes in the house EVERY SINGLE DAY. None of the things I’ve tried have gotten her to wait to be outside. Crate training, on a lease constantly, consistent schedule, praise, none of it has made a difference. I can feed her, 10 minutes later let her out for 30 minutes with me with her, take her inside and she goes within a minute. Not sure where I’m going wrong.

  5. Amazing video, very helpful. Recently I've been wanting to get a Dachshund puppy, problem is I've heard they're very hard to house break? Are they? And are they a good dog for a beginner? Thank you once again.

  6. This is a very good method and very realistic. I get discouraged when I see videos saying a dog can be fully house trained at 8 weeks of age. I had a jack russell terrier that wasn't fully house trained until she was 13 months old.

  7. How do you get the dog to focus to go outside? My dog is continuously looking around and even barking at a leaf

  8. I fed my nursing GP and pups a lot of cottage cheese. Also fed goose eggs. Extra eggs are good for them. Cottage cheese provides needed calcium. Jane's hormones are probably screwing up her mind too.
    I have a 1 wk old goat in the house. Prairie (house dog) has been good at cleaning the kid's butt, but I've had to tell at her for growling at the kid.

  9. Build dog house, put said dog in it, feed and water….. House is nice n clean, no shit, piss and fur destroying your beautiful floors.
    House smells good end of story…

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