In this blog we will discuss dog pee training by teaching them to pee outside. I land in pee virtually every day. It isn’t something that I anticipate, however it pays for my children’s pitching lessons, sports costs as well as places a roof over my head. Perhaps I shouldn’t teach people how to eliminate a problem that effectively pays my bills, but I’d like to give help where it is needed. This post may contain affiliate links through Amazon which means I may receive a commission from purchases made through these links. I will only recommend products that I have personally used and tested with my clients over the last 30 years.

Getting a dog is a brilliant inspiration where we leap without so much as a clear thought. What was a thought, becomes an action– and before we know it, we are home with our new furry friend. Obviously, I am a professional carpet cleaner and I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about pet stains. According to the Humane Society, “Puppies do best on a regular schedule. The schedule teaches them that there are times to eat, times to play and times to do their business. Typically, a puppy can control their bladder one hour for every month of age.” 

Time to train dog to not pee on furniture and carpet
Cute puppy sitting near urine or pee spot on the sofa

Dog Pee Training: Define Their Space for Them

Our new dog is extremely delicate, just a tiny bit frightened and it is in sensory overload. All of its sisters and brothers are gone and now there are new shapes, people, and millions of fresh odors.  This means for good dog pee training we have to produce a smaller world for our pet and simplify its existence. Taking your dog outside to the region you want them to urinate in is a great place to begin. Have a treat prepared to provide your pet when it goes potty and commend them with your happy voice. Our pets want to please us, they simply don’t know how. It is usually a good idea to tackle your pets’ poor behavior instantly, but in a positive way.

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dogtraing 1

Praise Them

The next step in good dog pee training is providing a consistent place for the dog to pee. Keep a record of how long it takes for the puppy to urinate. This may help you determine when it needs to go outside.  Always leave out clean water but limit food to three meals per day. Remember that framework, regularity and kindness are the secrets to success. The pup may miss a lot at first, therefore have patience and remember to not make a huge deal about this but promptly clean up the urine stain.  Always have a container of your favorite pet enzyme available to deal with the pet pee as quickly as it happens. Waiting is a poor idea and we’ll talk about how to cleanup pee stains in a following post. Use your happy words and when the payload reaches the specified landing place reward your puppy.

Crate Them at Night

Crate the pup during the night and take them their designated pee area prior to putting them down for the night. It doesn’t matter how adorable they are. Leaving them with free reign (out of a kennel) during the night is a recipe for catastrophe. They’ll seek out and find all sorts of mischief.  Your pleasant voice will change into a distressed voice which will merely frighten your dog. Attempt to remain optimistic with mishaps and reward achievement. To learn about urine stain removal, check out our post on How to Deodorize and Clean Dog Urine in Carpet. Good puppy pee training makes for a happy puppy, and a happy owner!