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Puppy Toilet Training – How To

December 1st, 2009 7 comments

The topic of housebreaking your new puppy has been repeated many times. Still, many people do not know how to accomplish this. Read on to discover ways to lessen, and eventually stop, the “little presents” your new puppy leaves.

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Bathroom behavior

The way dogs/puppies stand differ between male and female puppies as young as 2 months of age.


Male puppies tend to stand and lean forward during urination, and female puppies squat. Male puppies usually do not begin leg lifting until they are 4 to 6 months old. Females usually continue to use a squatting posture into adulthood.

Puppies start gaining control of their bathroom functions at around several weeks of age. About this time “bathroom visits” will become more regular. However, due to a small bladder puppies will still need to go to the bathroom about 6 times per day. By the time the puppy has reached 8 weeks of age they will have much greater control of when they go. This is also the age that a young puppy will be developing preferences on where they will go. Now is when you should start house training. Read more…