It is always preferable to housetrain your pet as early as you can. Just like infants, little puppies don’t have any urinary incontinence until they may be a couple of months old. This means therefore you need to toilet train your puppy straight away. Above all, you need to recognize that puppies have a very sensitive olfaction, and also have a natural sense for cleanliness, they will rarely spoil or soil an area, especially where they sleep or live unless they can not help it. But how can you start housetraining? This is how to housetrain a puppy:
Mark the bathroom area
Carry your pet outside when he awakens each day. Give him time to sniff around so he could find a place where he’ll be comfortable doing his thing, and once he is doing it, shower him with praises so that he knows that particular spot is his ‘toilet’.
Clearly mark a living area
You need to give your pet its own little area, and it is here that you can utilize a pet crate. Be advised though that your puppy is not going to walk-in to the crate immediately, you should do some prior training so that the pet could easily get used to it. Get a crate that is for your puppy ‘s size, not big or too small. To begin with, you need to cover one side of the crate with newspaper, just in case your puppy loses his bowel control. Never shut your puppy from the family, always ensure the crate is positioned in one corner of the house, like the living room.