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One of the greatest frustrations experienced by new puppy owners is housebreaking, but with patience and consistency every dog can learn not to soil their house. The AKC Good Dog! Helpline trainers recommend “S&S” – Scheduling and Supervision – as the most important components when you are “potty training” your infant canine. Feed your puppy on a schedule (do not leave food down all day) and always keep an eye on your puppy. If you can’t watch the puppy, then put him or her in a safe enclosed space, such as a crate. Dogs do not like to soil where they sleep so crate training your puppy helps with housebreaking and also gives your pup a safe place to be when you cannot watch him or her.

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