Puppy Potty Training: 90% of Pet Owners Make These Mistakes


Puppy potty training is something you need your puppy to “get”…right away. If your puppy’s NOT GETTING IT when it comes to puppy potty training then subtle housetraining mistakes are probably what’s holding things up.

Early puppy training mistakes that go unnoticed and are repeated over and over are often the most crucial mistakes of all.

90% of puppy owners experience housetraining problems; and most of these are due to repeated, subtle mistakes.

But you can easily change things for you and your puppy and get the results you need…a positive housetraining experience and a reliably potty trained puppy; by just communicating with your dog in a way that he can understand; based on his way of thinking.

Puppy training mistakes, even just one can contribute to or be the cause of present and future behavior problems. Some mistakes will greatly reduce your puppy’s, or dog’s, ability to learn, affect his behavior in the future, and can drag the accidents out forever.

The experiences that a puppy has during the critical imprinting stages of his life,(which also take place during the potty training phase) put an indelible mark on who your puppy is and what kind of an adult dog he will become.

Most puppy training mistakes can be safely and easily avoided, given the right information. If your puppy is having trouble with potty training or in any area that involves not listening to you or other problem behaviors, then undetected puppy training mistakes should be remedied as soon as possible. Because the longer they go on, the harder it will be to fix the resulting problems.

No matter how it seems from a human standpoint, your puppy does not misbehave on purpose and potty training failures are not because your puppy is stubborn, honorary or stupid. It is simply a case of communication breakdown and one that you can easily fix.

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Some puppy training mistakes are much more critical than others and are often the cause of several behavioral problems in adult dogs.

These behavior problems (that started with undetected puppy training mistakes) are ones that you would almost never think to trace back to this stage.

Are You Experiencing Any of These Problems?:

  • Going off and hiding to potty in the house
  • Chewing on furniture, (among other things)
  • Not pottying outside and then coming back in and pottying IN the house
  • Pottying in the crate
  • Excessive whining or barking in the crate
  • Biting, (can easily be brought on by wrong handling or wrong corrections)
  • Oversubmissiveness and/or fear
  • Submissive urination
    Ignoring you and/or your commands
  • Coprophagia(Stool eating)
  • Running away from you when you call
  • Obsessive/compulsive behaviors
  • Some forms of aggression.

These problems do not need to be a part of your dog ownership experience!

Most dogs that develop these problems, do so as a result of puppy training MISTAKES:(mistakes like trying to train a dog using human reasoning). The unwanted behaviors caused by these mistakes then become reinforced because they go undetected and so are repeated on a consistent basis.

This means that the puppies are ‘accidentally’, but effectively being ‘inversely trained’ to exhibit bad behaviors.

No matter what the breed, it is the training and the dynamics of the human/dog relationship that cause a puppy to end up as an adult dog with any combination of problems.

Of course, there are some breeds and personality types among dogs that have more of a propensity for certain problem behaviors, but with puppy training that safely utilizes your dog’s natural instincts to teach good behavior, these problems need not be a part of any dog’s life.

These simple keys can enable you to become easily successful in getting your puppy potty trained now, and have the loving, cooperative relationship with your puppy that you desire.