The most surefire and quickest way to housetrain a dog is by crate-training them. I know this might sound mean to many people but here’s the thing-when you house-train a dog, you can’t teach him not to do their business inside inside the house. You are rather conditioning them to release their bowels outside of the house. This type of training is called operant conditioning. There are no commands involved, just getting your dog used to doing things in certain scenarios until it’s second nature. So for the first two weeks (minimum), the dog must always be confined to a crate that’s barely big enough for him to turn around in (the cozier the crate-the better). He is to always be in the crate. If you want to play with him, play with him outside. Don’t give them unlimited access to water or food. Give it to them periodically throughout the day. If they are a young puppy (8-12 weeks), they need to be walked every 4 hours to prevent any in-crate accidents. Their little bodies can’t hold it in for as long as older dogs. But the older they get, the less frequent their walks need to be.
Also, the longer you walk them for, the more likely they are to do their business. Exercise (long walks) leads to increased bowel movements and urination.
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