How To Train A Dog Pee Outside

How To Train A Dog Pee Outside


Dogs are like children in that they need to be trained and taught good manners. Part of having a dog means training them to behave properly, including being potty trained. Getting a new puppy or adult dog can take some time, but these tips will help you get started with potty training your new pet so that everyone is happy.

Understand What You’re Teaching

You may be wondering what the difference is between house training and potty training. You may also be wondering if you are teaching your dog to pee outside when you are using a crate or a tether.

In order to understand how to train a dog to pee outside, it helps first of all for us humans to understand what we’re teaching our dogs.

This can mean different things for different people at different times in the process. It’s helpful to know what exactly we’re trying to teach our dogs so that we can tell whether they’ve learned it or not (and if not, why). We’ll look at this more closely in just a moment, but first let’s talk about some other kinds of lessons:

Determine Your Training Area

  • Determine your training area.
  • Pick a spot that’s easy to clean. If you have children, consider an area away from the play yard.
  • Use grass if possible so the dog can feel more comfortable while they’re going and they won’t be tempted to go on concrete surfaces or other areas that are harder to clean up after.
  • If you don’t want poop on your lawn, use artificial turf which is easier to keep clean than natural grasses such as Bermuda or Kentucky Bluegrass.[1] The artificial turf can be purchased at most hardware stores for about $5 per square foot (or about $2-$4 per square yard), depending on how much coverage you need.[2]

Choose Your Pet’s Pee Spot

When choosing a location for your dog to go, consider the following:

  • Ease of cleaning. You don’t want to train your pup to use one spot and then have constant accidents in another part of the yard because it’s easier for you to clean. If there is grass surrounding the area, make sure you can mow it easily (and that they’re not too afraid of their own reflection).
  • Accessibility. It should be easy for your pet to find and get into place, as well as easy for them to access when they need relief. If there are stairs or large rocks blocking their path or making it hard for them to squat down, this may cause problems later on if they try relieving themselves elsewhere instead.
  • Monitoring ability. If possible, try thinking about how often you will be able to check in on this spot—this could help inform where exactly within the area would be best suited based on how often someone walks by (or comes near enough) without being intrusive or disruptive at all times during daylight hours only versus having 24/7 surveillance over an entire yard space which might not always work out so well due diligence reasons like being busy doing other things during those few times throughout day/night cycle when someone happens wander past without noticing anything amiss until after damage has already occurred due delay caused by distance between observer (you) and subject matter being observed (your dog).

Get The Right Supplies

But first, you need to get your supplies. It can be hard to know which supplies are right for training a dog (or any other animal). When you’re choosing the right products, think about how much time and effort they will save you in the future.

For example:

  • If a product is messy or difficult to use, it may not be worth buying—unless there are other benefits that make up for those downsides (like saving time).
  • If a product doesn’t work very well, don’t buy it again! Try something new instead.

Schedule Regular Potty Breaks

You’ll want to schedule potty breaks throughout the day, no more than every hour or two. You should take your dog out as soon as you wake up, after every meal and playtime, and before bed.

  • When you take your dog outside, it’s important that he doesn’t just sit around in the yard all day. If there aren’t any squirrels or birds for him to chase, then you need another way of getting him excited about going outside (or at least moving around a bit). Try playing fetch with a ball or some toys and treats—this will give him something fun to do while also occupying his bladder!
  • When taking your dog outside on a pee break: let him sniff around for five minutes before bringing them back inside again. This gives them time to get used to their surroundings while also letting them pick up any scents they might want later on down the road when training starts up again later on down the road when training starts up again later on down the road when training starts up again later on down
  • Check if there are any local laws regarding dogs being off-leash at certain times of year/night; if not then go ahead with whatever method works best within those constraints!

Be Patient and Positive

Training your dog to pee outside can take a while, especially if you have never done it before. You should be patient and positive; if you are not consistent with your training, your dog may not learn the behavior that you want him to learn.

You will need to reward success and be firm but not harsh when correcting mistakes, so that both humans and dogs are comfortable in the process.

Limit Access to Trouble Areas

To that end, you need to limit your dog’s access to trouble areas. Keep them on a leash outside until they’ve mastered their business habits inside, and keep them in the house when you can’t supervise them closely (such as when you’re at work). If necessary, use a crate or kennel if there’s no way around it.

If it’s an option for your lifestyle, consider keeping the dog in an area where they can’t make mistakes: a playpen or pen could be helpful if they’re not used to being contained. This will also help condition them into accepting confinement in general—something that will be invaluable when you have kids!

Reward Successful Sessions

After your dog has successfully gone to the bathroom outside, you should reward him/her with a treat or toy. You can also play fetch, walk around the house and even give your dog a car ride if you have one. The point is to reward success and encourage your dog to go outside by giving him/her positive reinforcement for doing so.

Dogs can be trained to pee outside.

Dogs can be trained to pee outside. It’s not an easy task, but it’s doable and worth the effort. Here are some steps to get started:

  • Be consistent. Your dog needs to learn that you won’t let him pee anywhere except outside. If he pees indoors while you’re gone, make sure that when you return home, he goes right back out again (and praises him if he does it).
  • Reward good behavior! When your dog uses his outdoor “bathroom,” praise him and give him some treats for doing so well! This will help reinforce this positive association with outdoors as well as build up your bond over time as well.* Limit access to problem areas. Make sure there aren’t any rooms or corners where your dog likes to go potty indoors—and if there are, block them off with baby gates or something similar so that there’s no way for Fido to sneak past without trying hard enough first!


Training a dog to pee outside takes time. Just like a child, it doesn’t happen overnight! However, with patience and consistency, you can teach your dog to only use the bathroom outdoors. We hope this article has helped you feel more confident about training your pet. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!

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