Your New Puppy: Dog Training and Dog Behavior Lessons to Help You Turn Your New Puppy into a Well-Behaved Dog
YNP #056: Potty Training for a Working Household
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How do you handle potty training when all the adults in the housework full time? This is a question I get asked a lot. Mainly because my listeners know I do not like the use of potty pads (for more on that, check out Episode 009).
If you are going to be out of the house longer than your puppy can hold regularly, how do you handle that without using potty pads?
My short answer is "get help!" I know, it’s not what you want to hear. And you may think, “wait, SO MANY people have dogs and work, how do they do it?” I address that too.
At the very least I highly recommend working out a schedule to give your pup potty breaks - which might mean getting help from a sitter, neighbor, or friend - until at least 6 months (longer depending on your dog). That is the minimum age a puppy can be left alone for an extending period.
I think it’s of great benefit for both you and your puppy to go beyond that and I explain why in this episode.
Press Play and enjoy!
In this episode I talk about:
- What I mean by a working household.
- Why I highly recommend you get help instead of using potty pads.
- Why it's about more than potty training.
- Remember you have a puppy not a dog (yet).
Press play and enjoy!
Other resources mentioned and related to this episode:
YOUR Perfect Puppy: 4-week online training course for you and your new puppy.