Potty training your dog can be a frustrating task but patience and consistency can be great tools for a better potty training experience.
1) When you take your dog out to go to potty try taking them to the same spot.
This will help teach your dog that this is where they should go. After they do go, be sure to give them lots of praise and love to let them know they did a good thing.
2) Refrain from using pee pads they can be confusing to your dog.
Pee pads may lead to them peeing on the carpet or blankets. You should always make time to take them outside because you want to teach them to only go outside.
3) Puppy crates are a positive thing for your dog; it is like their room or den. It is their space!
Refrain from using the crate as a way to punish your pet. When they are in the crate be attentive to your dog watch for warning signs that they need to go out.
4) Accidents Happen! You should only scold or punish them if you catch them in the act.
Punishing your dog afterwards or rubbing their nose in their mess can be very confusing for your dog.
If you follow these tips you should be on your way to having a potty trained pup in 7 days!