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Potty Training A Puppy To Go Outside – Professional Dog Training Tips

In this video, I will show you exactly how to train a puppy to go potty outside. I have created several puppy potty training videos to help you through the process, and one common thing I hear is that a viewer's puppy doesn't like to go potty outside. Puppies can be easily distracted before they have gotten any training so I will talk about some ways you can easily teach your puppy to go potty outside! The process isn't that difficult but we have created lots of videos on our YouTube channel that you will find helpful. Here is a link to our Puppy Potty Training playlist:

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47 thoughts on “Potty Training A Puppy To Go Outside – Professional Dog Training Tips”

  1. My pup goes potty every time I take her out. She also wakes me at night when she’s in her pen to go out. But when in the house lose she doesn’t let me know. She will just jump off my lap and go squat. She’s 8 months

    1. @Harry It’s been 2 years since this post, it has been better. she doesn’t bark to go out but she just sits and stares you down. so 90% I catch it. If i’m busy and don’t at least she goes to a puppy pad I have placed by the front door. A weird thing though, if I am asleep and she needs to go out she will lick me and whine until I wake up to take her out.

  2. Do you feel like you’re making all of the right choices, but your puppy is still having trouble with Potty Training? You’re probably making one of these 4 BIG mistakes:
    This is the last upload before Christmas, so I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! Thanks for watching! ~Ken

    1. I have a 8 week old mini fox terrier. She is so very small and she doesn’t like the leash and harness. She tries to chew the leash and gets aggravated at it. How would you advise to use a leash to help her do less accidents inside. She is doing very well outside with toileting.

  3. This vid worked she was distracted where i would take her so i moved and kept saying go potty and she went. I said good girl pet her and gave her a small treat. Thank you for the vid you dont know how many times i would let her out bring her in and as my back was turned she went on my carpet. The leash helped i usually let her run free with the other dog. But i used the leash and it worked when she went pee i took the leash off of her as a reward

  4. I knew I did something wrong…It was not putting her directly back in the crate when we returned home without going potty. I really appreciate this video. I will be following your lead from now on. THANK YOU!!

    1. Hey MrDuffy81! That will definitely set your pup up to be more successful. Glad you caught the video! Happy Training! ~Ken

    1. My Cheagle puppy is like that. I take her out for an hour yet she waits until we go back in and then she decides to poo or pee indoors. and I can’t place her in the cage because she will whine as aloud as she can until I let her out of the cage.

  5. Hi! I have a question about this. I have two dogs, the oldest was about 8 months when we adopted her and learned to potty outside in like two weeks. But our puppy was month and a half when we adopted him, so he learned to potty on paper so now it’s been super hard to transition into potty outside and the other dog started going inside too, now I have two untrained dogs and I’m dying. Also I don’t have crates for them wich makes everything harder

  6. Thanks for the advice.
    My puppy does the same things that everyone is saying so I’ll try to follow all the steps that you said

  7. Thank you for the video. This is exactly our situation.
    Perhaps this is a stupid question, but when you say you should bring them back in the crate for a few minutes, and then take them outside again, and “rinse and repeat”, do you mean that we should continue that specific cycle until the dog goes potty? Or that we should try the sequence you mention at another time, perhaps after dinner, or after a nap?
    We have already done the process twice in a row, and he won’t go. However, if we weren’t carrying him directly into the crate, he would probably go on the floor, as that’s what he tends to do. I’m not sure whether we should leave him in the crate for another opportunity, or keep on taking him out for about 10 min after every 2 min in the crate. Thank you.

  8. Im so proud of my puppy!! She hasn’t had an accident in 3 months thanks to your amazing videos!! Thank you so much!!

  9. I always try to take my dog outside as much as we can when we feel like it’s been long enough and she has to go potty. I take her outside for around 5-10 minutes and she doesn’t go. We bring her back in and right away starts looking for a spot to go potty. We again take her out and she just sits or lays on the grass. We come back in after a couple minutes and she goes potty in the house. Please help!

  10. You are saving me so many headaches! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful videos! You all really know what you’re talking about and are great at making the key points clear.

  11. I just got my puppy yesterday and this has helped me so much. We had about 6 accidents in the house before it kicked in. I have picked up on his cues and just establish a regular routine of taking him out every 45mins to an hour.

  12. Our puppy goes outside but I was wondering how long it takes for them to start telling us they have to go outside by maybe walking to the door themselves.

  13. Wow! This was so helpful, thank you! I just started fostering a 3.5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier Mix. She is so gentle, calm, and sweet. The only thing is she refuses to go to the bathroom outside. Yesterday when we picked her up, we brought her to a grassy area to go and she didn’t. Then we tried when we got back home, after she ate, and every hour after that. She then eventually came back inside with us after the last time and peed on the floor. Early around 5am we discovered she had pooped in her crate as well. I’m assuming she’s just a little stressed and used to peeing in her crate from being at the shelter. I’ll be sure to try these tips and if anyone else has any, please let me know!

    1. @シDadios there a lil bit of a challenge but worth it lol mines really talkative and super attached to me so if i go to a different room or go out side he will lay at the door n cry lol but they arr really smart n can be potty trained n taught tricks fast but i will say get some bitter apple spray because the 1st couple months they are little monsters that bite and chew everything lol

    2. @Mike Be Blazed lmao I have aussiedoodle and that’s what my puppy is right now 😭😭. Chew everything and have separation anxiety, but I’m training him to get used to not be w me all the time lol

    1. I have the same problem….I walk my 8 month old puppy with my 2 other dogs and even though she sees them pee / poop outside…she wats until we are back home and then she races for the patio door Togo and do her business…..I learned from this video that I should start bringing her outside to the backyard on a leash…

    2. @Kit yeah we figured it out. when we go out and leave her at home when we come back we go out for walks and we walk until she do her wee and poo so i do not have a problem. so yeah.

  14. Thank you for these videos. I’m loving the content on this channel and digging it as much as I can. I’m bringing home a Golden Retriever puppy in a few days. 🙂

  15. I noticed that my rescue was overstimulated and tense outside even when it was a low foot traffic time, so I started humming lullabies to cancel out the background noise. It was a game changer 🙂

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