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Basic Housetraining Methods

All dogs need to be housetrained – and, basically, all dogs can be housetrained. If you get a very young puppy, you may have to wait a few weeks before his body allows complete housetraining. If you get a previously abused or neglected dog, it may take a while for him to fully understand what is expected of him.

There are three primary methods of housetraining:


• The Crate Method – restricting your dog within the crate to prevent accidents.


• The Paper Method – practicing elimination on newspapers, paper towels, etc.


• The Litter Box Method – practicing elimination indoors and particularly in the litter box.