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Some people have never had the blessing of having a puppy and others have forgotten what puppy-hood feels like or how much much work puppy training can be! People get use to an older dog that sleeps most of the day and then one day they bring a puppy home; and they have usually forgotten about the puppy training and the puppy biting, potty training and the crate training that goes into a well behaved dog.
It’s not uncommon that the puppy develops some bad behaviors and people end up contacting us (after pulling out some of their own hair) for some general puppy training skills to get them back in step with the challenges of living with a puppy! So let me get you started off on the right paw, FIRST, hopefully before your puppy develops puppy biting and other puppy training problems!
But that means we must engage them with puppy training by rewarding their GOOD behavior as soon as we bring them home!
When my puppy lays down from exhaustion after a session of playing outside; I am going to jackpot and reward him. And after a few sessions of “catching him doing something good” you will see your puppy look to you and show the behavior, laying down, sitting, chewing a bone; it is as if he is saying “LOOK AT ME!!!
It would be much more difficult to try and stop my puppy from chasing my cat once he has learned he enjoys it, rather than teaching him with a leash that he cannot chase my cat; this use of a leash in the house also teaches him impulse control and that he can control himself.
I make sure my puppies have a toy box and various toys in order to keep themselves stimulated, grow their little brains, and give their mouths something else to chew on instead of me! Puppies play with their teeth; this is how they play with one another and explore their worlds and it is important to give them something to chew on and play with but it is also important to make sure it is not your flesh!
Puppies with WAY too much energy are flying around seemingly through the air and landing skin piercing bites on their owner’s arms and legs.  I often visit homes of owners that are covered nearly head to toe with scratches and puppy bite marks. I teach my puppies to work for their breakfast by doing obedience for me, this is how we spend time together in the morning. I have other dogs and cats; and often take vacations and training excursions that require a dog to spend time in a crate. I wear my puppies out with lots of exercise and training a few hours before bed, to help acclimate them to their nighttime regimen. Next my puppies are taught that when the door is opened, if they wait in the back of the crate for the “release word” they will be rewarded. Puppy potty training is all about following your puppy around and getting use to his schedule.
Sometimes puppies get distracted and get caught up playing with grasshoppers instead of pooping or peeing outside.
If your puppy is having trouble getting the idea that he needs to go potty outside; exercise can help move his bowel and make him need to go potty.
Throwing a ball, light running, and playing can make puppies feel like they need to go potty and you can use that to your advantage when you are house training your puppy. Also remember that puppies potty after eating, drinking, napping, playing and need to go outside about every 2 hours. Spending time with my puppy helps him bond to me and teaching him helps him get use to listening to me.
Leaving your puppy in his or her crate at night can feel similar to putting up with the behavior of babies at night – specifically your pup wants attention and will keep barking and whining until you come. Perhaps you have already got your pup and thought he would readily take to sleeping in his crate and have quickly found out otherwise! While you might be tired and ready to sleep through the night, your puppy may not be, instead he may whine, bark and make attempts to get out of his crate.
As with a child one of the most important things to do as the time for bed gets closer is to take steps to minimize problems, otherwise your puppy will remain excited throughout the night and want to come out of his crate to play instead of wanting to sleep. So one of the things you will want to do is to keep him awake and active for most of the day to ensure that he does not remain excited and restless at night.
So ensure that your pup’s last meal is at least 4 hours before he retires to his crate, and similarly with regards to drink – unless he really is thirsty, in which case allow him a little water, not a big trouble inviting amount! This of course also means food and water should not be left inside the crate overnight either for the same reason. Because of this, there really is no such thing as how to get your puppy to sleep through the night if you are crate training him, but how to get him to sleep only until he needs to relieve himself. Preferably, especially if the crate is not too heavy and if you have already decided that you wanted to try leaving your pet in the living area and found that he starts whining and barking, then the best dog crate location for the short term will be in your bedroom. In the wild, dogs are used to being a part of a pack, and so it is naturally for a puppy when separated from company to bark and whine in distress to help pack members find him. If you do let your pup out, be sure to take him straight to his litter tray or outside and then to take him straight back to his tray after he has spent some time in his tray or on the soil, whether he does relieve himself or not, so he understands he can come out to go for a potty break, and not to play games. You will also learn from this a schedule of when your pup needs to relieve himself, until such time he is old enough to be able to sleep through the night without needing to go. So if you want to get proactive you could set an alarm accordingly to wake you up to let your dog out for a potty break, especially when you move him to another room where you might not hear him as clearly as an alarm.
Once you have determined that your pup is suitably toilet trained and before he gets too comfortable with sleeping in the bedroom, you can then let him sleep in the living room. If you haven’t got your pup yet to find out for yourself, then you are probably wondering when to expect to let your puppy go potty during the night. So now you have realized that crate training puppies at night is similar to crate training puppies during the day, and just like training during the day, it works really well if you are disciplined and use a schedule to help both you and your pet understand boundaries and expected behavior, while both getting what you need – you sleep, him being let out to relieve himself! If you are looking for the best dog crate to train your puppy in, the Midwest iCrate Single-Door Home Training and Travel Series and Midwest Life Stages crates are recommended. This entry was posted in Dog Crate Training and tagged potty training, puppies on December 3, 2013 by Chris. InstinctIt is entirely natural for a new puppy to call out when separated  from family or pack. Pups alone in the wild would not survive without this alarm system. All your new dog is doing is following its natural instinct when it cries when left alone.Either in the nesting box or the wild, young pups learn that if they call for help then someone will quickly locate them. If the puppy is very distressed and clearly upset.Then consider allowing it to sleep in your bedroom. Make the bedroom decision, only after a few days of ongoing problems. If you do decide to move the pup to the bedroom, it will need to be within a secure area containing an indoor crate with the door left open. Take the dog out to toilet then Just before you go to bed give your goodbye hoof pre-prepared to the puppy. You can help your puppy accept the separation more quickly, by carefully introducing him the area you want the pup to sleep.Then carefully feed favourite treats in this area.
By doing that you are telling the puppy that it is OK to defecate or urinate in the crate. Something you would not want to happen. I sell the playpens as well as the crates, they are all British made to rigorous safety and quality specifications. Another good reason to use a playpen is that dogs really start teething at 17 weeks. This is vitally important during the early days, whilst your pup is unable to hold its toileting overnight.Shutting the crate door on a very young puppy can be a total disaster. Until the pup is at least twelve to thirteen weeks old, never shut the crate door overnight. I then tried the only crates and playpens manufactured  in the UK. These crates are so obviously superior in quality and safety, that I will not put a puppy or adult dog in any other type. Moving Pups CrateIf you have let the puppy in the bedroom  then once the pup has settled down and is over the distress, this may take a few days or weeks. You will normally know if the puppy seriously distressed, if it starts throwing itself at the bars trying desperately to escape, defecating or urinating and salivating in the crate is also signs of distress. If you wait until the pup is allowed to go outdoors, then you will have all sorts of problems, it will delay many of the important socialisation exercises, as the puppy will concentrate on the lead and collar, rather than it's surroundings.
I sell what I believe are the very best collars and leads for puppies and adult dogs that money can buy. They are manufactured specifically for me, you cannot buy them anywhere else. Koda is our newest addition to our furry family, and is an adorable little Chocolate Sable Pomeranian puppy. We wanted to train him to go potty outside with his big sister Moxie, but also wanted an alternative for him to use in the house at night while we're sleeping.


We're so grateful to have such a great learning tool to use, while we're training our little guy. I heartedly recommend the Puppy Apartment to everyone who is looking for an easy, practical housebreaking experience with their puppy!!
I ordered the XLarge Puppy Apartment and even though my finances were limited I went ahead and decided to purchase the PTPA Playpen as well.
In closing, it is stated in the Instructional Training DVD that comes with the Puppy Apartment, that the PTPA Potty Pads are designed to be the absolute best on the market for odor control and their ability to absorb. A week before my boyfriend and I were going to pick up our newest addition to the family, we did some research on trying to find the best crates available - man, did we hit the jackpot!
Now at 4 months old, Bella has made it to the final training stage where she is able to roam free around the house. I just picked up my new puppy yesterday, Cooper; he is 8 weeks old and is having huge success with his new apartment. I also have a one-year-old female of the same breed (Maltese mix) and it is all too familiar getting up in the middle of the night to take her out. We ordered the Puppy Apartment for Lil Bit, hoping for an easy way to train a miniature dachshund that was 8 months old.
I always wanted a dog, specifically a Westie, but was unsure if I would have the confidence, patience, or time necessary for house training a puppy with my busy work schedule.
When I received the PTPA, I watched the entire Instructional DVD (A MUST SEE BEFORE YOU GET YOUR PUP), and was flooded with all the confidence I needed.
Upon searching the internet, we decided to go with the Puppy Apartment because I found no other concept that made sense.
Before the PTPA, potty training was a hit or miss with our 10 week old Italian Greyhound, Rooney.
Since using the PTPA, we have seen a dramatic increase in potty training progress and have noticed that our little guy enjoys his new-found privacy as well.
With the Puppy Apartment we didn't have to worry, we absolutely love it and so does Domino! I am a totally satisfied customer and would highly recommend this for anyone considering a new puppy.
We purchased the Puppy Apartment hoping it would be helpful to train our new Yorkie, Cocoa in the midst of winter. I think the Puppy Apartment is very convenient, especially if your puppy is too young to be brought outside during the Winter Season or rainy days. Thank you to Modern Puppies for the good quality of your products and great customer service. Although puppies are simple to train (in most cases) it is much easier to teach them what are expectations are before they develop bad habits.
Instead, we should focus on the good behavior, of regularly sitting or laying down, by rewarding it and expect some bad behavior; like nipping and puppy biting. That is because I puppy proof my home before a new puppy comes home and I keep all my puppies on a leash or tethered and monitored on a tie down until they can be trusted not to get in trouble. Both mental stimulation and physical exercise are crucial to having a well-adjusted happy puppy! Keeping my puppy close to me at night helps me to hear when they stir and need to go outside to potty; therefore assisting me with puppy potting training.
A puppy tie down and leashing your puppy indoors will help you with this potty training venture. If you are not with your puppy you won’t notice, and then he will come in and have an accident. Also keep this in mind when you are playing with your puppy inside your house, exercise might stimulate unwanted accidents if you are not careful.
They can only be crated one hour more than the number of months they are in age: for example an 8 week old puppy (2 months old) can only be crated for 3 hours at a time (months + 1). They are thrilled to work for their food and learn to play appropriately with you, but puppies take lots of time and work.
This puppy training conditions him that listening and preforming his obedience is a happy and good thing, no matter what else is going on around him.  With time and perseverance, you will have a well-trained puppy that loves you in what seems like no time!
In this article, we will talk about the various issue that cause this, and what to do to prepare and encourage your puppy to sleep peacefully in his crate at night, so you and your pup no longer find night time a troubling, traumatic, and restless experience. Allowing 4 hours before your dog retires to his crate should give him ample time to digest his food and drink, and then expel his waste before he gets into his crate ready to sleep. If your dog does not relieve himself before he gets in the crate, then try to encourage him to go yourself as part of your toilet training routine, as he may not feel the need to go, but certainly has some stuff that will come out if you prompt him to go!
So do be prepared in the initial stages of crate training your puppy at night to get up one to three times during the night to let him go to his litter tray or outside. This is also beneficial to you too, to help get him toilet trained during the night, and quickly calm him down if he wakes up distressed during the night, or if he whines or barks to let you know that he wishes to relieve himself. By this stage you should already be familiar with when he needs to go to the potty to be able to determine whether he really needs to go from trying to get your attention. And he will thus continue this behavior to get his way instead of you getting a dog that sleeps peacefully in his crate at night without troubling you. Both are designed to keep your puppy contained, while being built to last your dog into their fully grown adult size via use of an adjustable divider panel that ensures your puppy only has access to the right amount of space as he or she grows towards full adult size. If you are using a crate or playpen, then you can leave a Calves Hoof,  Bulls Pizzle in the crate or playpen, when you go up to bed.
They are impregnated with an attractor scent, normally horses urine The best setup is with a crate inside a puppy playpen. Simply because they struggle to hold their urine and faeces for that long. See Toilet Training With a Crate. Then start to move the crate to where you really want the dog to sleep.Start by moving the crate outside the bedroom door, then after a time to the top of the stairs, then the hallway and finally in the place where you want the puppy to be.
This gently gets the puppy or older dog used to the very sounds that could cause them problems as they grow up. If you are not totally happy with these leads and collars I will refund in full less postage. Made from cushion web they are soft on the puppy, and your hands. They still continue to use their PTPA as an indoor doggie bathroom after they have been potty-trained. As you know, puppies go potty every 1-2 hours when they're small, and 15 minutes after they eat or drink - so it's hard for them to hold it throughout the night while we're sleeping and sleep deprivation is challenging for a human when you have to work the next day!
My precious tiny Yorkie, Gabby, was 12 weeks old when she was introduced to her Puppy Apartment.
I showed her where I placed her Puppy Apartment in my new home to remind her of where to go potty and since then, she has used her Puppy Apartment 100% of the time! 20 seconds into the demo video on the Modern Puppies website, I knew that this was the right product for Bella and us. She was the sweetest thing ever (and still is!), but I was very apprehensive about house breaking her because Yorkies are notorious for being challenging to potty train. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for the perfect solution to potty training. We watched the instructional DVD that comes with the Puppy Apartment and I have to say that watching the DVD made me feel 100% confident that I could potty train our little girl.
She plays all day long, but when she has the urge to potty she runs as fast as she can all the way to the laundry room to potty in her PTPA. I picked up Oliver, brought him home and without even showing him around his new Puppy Apartment, he instantly went into his bedroom, plopped down and had himself a little snooze-fest. He was eight weeks old when we picked him up and we wanted to make sure we started potty training him immediately! While we were waiting for his Puppy Apartment, we tried several different potty techniques but to no avail, we had so many accidents.


We were recommended by a family member to look into the PTPA as a solution to our training woes.
When I brought the pup home at 6 weeks old the first night was a little challenging but by the 3rd night Coco was getting the swing of things. The medium is upstairs, for sleeping and the small will be used on the main level completely for going potty.
Little did we know that my husband would break his wrist within the first week of having a new puppy in the house.
Then it is important to go outside with your puppy and make sure he is going potty outside. If you are with your puppy you will be able to take direct action to get him back into his crate so that you can try again in 5 minutes or so.
Similarly as with training during the day, the crate should not be seen as a form of punishment, so if your puppy will not enter on command, continue to use treats to show him that going in the crate is a positive thing. You may also wish to line the crate with paper just in case your pet does end up relieving himself inside the cage. Correctly introduced it speeds up the toilet training process and can be invaluable in later life.
We got him used to sleeping in his little one bedroom, one bathroom puppy apartment, and we used the PTPA at night while we're sleeping as a training tool - - and he loves his puppy apartment. The first night she was in her little bedroom, she went potty on the potty pad and then went to sleep.
All I did was chase this pup around and one time I fell face-first while trying to step over the puppy gate I used to keep her in my bedroom while trying to cook and ended up with a severely bruised face and a lot of pain.
While on YouTube trying to learn anything I could about housebreaking a pup - I happened upon the Puppy Apartment. She LOVES her Puppy Apartment, but also the ability to come out and play in her own personal playpen, which is like a mini-yard!
We love her size, but her size makes it very difficult for her to go outside to go potty in the winter. The initial purchase of the PTPA, bed, and potty pads seemed daunting at first, but the investment has proven to be worth the price.
We decided to purchase the XLarge Puppy Apartment for Domino who is blue heeler, which is also known as an Australian Cattle Dog. Now we don't need an eight flight down voyage for her potty walks and we love letting her drink water whenever she's thirsty.
I must say I was totally surprised considering I watched the YouTube videos and thought maybe they were staged, but to my surprise my very own puppy was using the Puppy Apartment just like the videos. It took us about 2 weeks to have Rocky trained in the Puppy Apartment without having any accidents in the house. Thanks to our new PTPA (mobile mansion) he did not have to take our little puppy girl outside during the night (I have the day shift).
We followed the Instructional DVD as close as Ally would let us and one month later she is like a brand new puppy! He goes potty in the bathroom section throughout the night and when we wake up in the morning, we take him outside, and he goes potty on command in our yard! We used the advice of the Instructional DVD and to our amazement she took to her Puppy Apartment instantly. After realizing what I had just done, I scrambled to dig up every piece of information I could on potty training.
The PTPA potty pad really did seem to attract Rooney to use it as his personal bathroom and the bed was more than comfy enough for his afternoon naps. I highly recommend the PTPA for all dog masters (not just owners) looking to potty train their dogs quickly. As the second night came, it was amazing how quick the transformation was and she stopped crying. At 8 weeks old, on December 24th, we brought Cocoa home as a Christmas gift for our children and we introduced him to the Puppy Apartment.
The PTPA Potty Pads are like none that I've seen available in stores, made of good quality and very absorbent. She automatically knew not to go in her bed and with no accidents we quickly went to Level 2 training and pinned her in the living room where we could keep a close eye on her. If your dog is injured or ill, the first thing that happens in the vets is they put the dog in a crate.
During the day, we leave him in his PTPA Playpen area with his PTPA and he uses the bathroom section whenever he has to go potty.
She also has the option to sleep in her nice and cozy dog bed (outside of the PTPA) at night if she wishes to do so because she will take herself into the PTPA if she needs to relieve herself.
He woke up in the morning, I placed him in the bathroom and told him go potty, and waited a few minutes and he did! So we decided to purchase the Puppy Apartment to make her third winter a safer and warmer winter.
As expected, the 1st night Cocoa cried but by the 2nd night he was sleeping and using his potty pad in the Puppy Apartment. At night the Puppy Apartment goes in our youngest daughter's room so she can keep an eye on her new puppy. He had worked with German Shepherds while in Afghanistan during his last tour and a GSD pup would be the perfect breed to provide a sense of safety given we live on property in a remote area. So I went online and found another brand, still thinking I didn't want to foot the shipping bill for the PTPA Potty Pads. Keep in mind that you still need to practice good patience when training your dog, but with the PTPA, your stress will seriously be reduced. He has been using it all day, and he goes straight to it to go potty, we have the door open so he can go in and out, he is confined to the kitchen. This is by far the best potty training tool and investment for anyone who is wanting to train their new puppy!!
He was not perfect at this age but we continued to follow the training tips in the Instructional DVD, which was key. We are still in the midst of potty training Cocoa because of his young age but once in his Puppy Apartment he knows where to go potty with no problems. Potty training Bella was one of my biggest concerns and it really should've been the least of my worries. We slowly expanded his area and now at 16 weeks he has the whole main level of the house to play and be with us and is 99% potty trained in the apartment.
If we want to sleep in on a given morning we don't have to worry about having to take Cocoa out to potty. Ally was just unable to hold it long enough for us to get to her, so we wound up cleaning the crate and bathing her about twice a day (not to mention it was unhealthy and uncomfortable for her).
It gives us piece of mind knowing that Charlie knows where to go to potty and the best part is she learned in so little time!!
We gated her in the kitchen and laid 2 potty pads down, but for what ever reason it seemed more like she was trying to avoid the pads all together.
After watching the video on your site and on Youtube, I ordered the small PTPA, playpen, bedding and potty pads.
Needless to say, I am back and completely committed to the PTPA Potty Pads and my girl is back urinating on the PTPA Potty Pads 100% of the time, at only 4 months!



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