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House training your puppy Owner Factsheet

House training is the term we normally use for the process of training a puppy, to go outside to urinate or defaecate (toilet) rather than toileting in the home. Once puppies have been house trained they should remain clean in the house throughout their life. If your dog has been house trained and then starts to mess in the house again you should consult your veterinary surgeon. A loss of toilet control can be caused by health problems and emotional disorders such as anxiety or fear.

Why do we have to teach puppies where to toilet?

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How do puppies learn to associate toileting with particular locations and surfaces?

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How can I stop my puppy toileting in appropriate places?

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How will I know when my puppy needs to toilet?

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How does it help to teach your puppy to toilet on newspaper?

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How can I stop my puppy toileting in the house when I am out?

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How long can I leave my puppy in an indoor kennel?

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What should I do if my puppy toilets where I don't want it to?

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Should I rub my puppy's nose in what he has done if he toilets inappropriately?

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Should I praise my puppy if it toilets where I want it to?

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