How To Train A Dog Poop Outside

How To Train A Dog Poop Outside


Many new dog owners think that housebreaking a pooch is as simple as taking it outside and letting it do its business in the yard. While some dogs do quickly learn this concept, others take longer to understand the idea of “going potty,” and some never seem to get the hang of it. Even when you have an inside or outside dog, though, there are things you can do to help train your pooch to let you know when they need to go out.

potty training your dog to poop outside

There are several ways to train a dog to poop outside. The most important thing is to stay positive and consistent with your training. If you’re frustrated or angry, your dog will sense it and not understand what you want from him.

If you have an indoor puppy that hasn’t been potty trained yet, make sure that he has access to his potty area at all times. This can be as simple as placing a special pad on the floor or using a designated corner of the room for him to use when he needs it. Once he uses this area successfully once or twice, take him out into the yard for some playtime so that he gets used to going in different areas outside as well!

1. Potty train your puppy as early as you can

The first step in potty training your puppy is to begin as early as you can. Puppies can be trained at any age, but the earlier you start, the better. The age of your puppy will determine what type of training methods work best for him or her.

Many people believe that puppies learn how to do their business outside by watching their mother and siblings go outside when they need to relieve themselves, but this isn’t the case at all. While dogs do copy each other’s behaviors, they also learn from their owners and their environment – just like humans! So if you want your pup to learn quickly and have good habits from the get-go, it’s important that he receives clear signals from day one about what behavior is acceptable and what isn’t.

2. Supervise your puppy during potty training

  • Supervise your puppy at all times. When you take your puppy out to go potty, make sure that you are with him or her at all times. If you cannot watch your puppy, put them in a crate until they finish their business outside. This will help keep them from making mistakes while they’re not being supervised by an adult—like pooping indoors or chewing up shoes or furniture!
  • Put your puppy on a leash. If you’re taking your dog out for a walk, keep an eye on them even when they’re not doing anything interesting (or if there’s nothing else around). You don’t want to let them wander off and get into trouble without supervision!

3. Use a crate for potty training

Crate Training Your Dog

The third step to potty training a dog is to use a crate. A crate is a safe place for your dog to sleep and it can be used as an aid in potty training. When you first bring home your new puppy, the crate will provide him with a safe place during the night, especially when he is not fully housebroken yet. It will also provide him with some privacy when he needs time away from other pets or family members. As you begin potty training, take advantage of this by placing the pooch in his crate at times when you know it’s likely he will need to go out like right before bedtime or after meals so that he has ample opportunities throughout the day to learn where he should relieve himself while also having access at all times if necessary (and not having accidents).

4. Watch your puppy for signs they need to eliminate

If you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to determine when your puppy needs to urinate or defecate. If you have an older dog that uses pee pads, this task will be easier because you can look for signs of stress in the behavior of your dog. With a new puppy, however, it is important to watch closely so as not to miss any cues that could indicate they need to go outside. Here are some common behaviors that indicate a need for elimination:

  • Circling (sometimes with one hind leg lifted)
  • Lying down with back paws outstretched
  • Whining while looking at door/window (or other exits)

5. Reward good behavior while they are learning

The most important thing when teaching your puppy to go outside is to reward them whenever they do. This will help them learn that going outside is good and that going inside is bad. You can reward them with a treat or just praise, but it’s important to do this every time so that they know what behavior you want from them.

Reward your puppy for doing things like:

  • Going outside
  • Going outside after you call their name

6. Prevent accidents while training the puppy to poop outside

  • Keep the puppy on a leash. A leash is a must-have during early training because it will help you maneuver your pup around the area while they’re still learning to use their potty pads. It also prevents accidents from happening in areas where they shouldn’t be doing their business.*
  • Pick an easy-to-clean area. Don’t pick an area that’s already messy, like outside near your garden or under a deck where there are leaves and dirt everywhere (those leaf piles can sometimes look like nice little bathroom stalls to dogs!). We recommend picking an area with concrete walls, so cleaning up is easy—just hose down the spot!
  • Teach your dog where it’s okay for them to go outside: keep them away from rooms where you don’t want them going within two weeks of taking delivery of your new puppy so that once the housebreaking process begins, it doesn’t become overwhelming for both parties involved.*

Dog’s do like to have a place that is clean and comfortable so they will be more likely to go there once trained!

You can use the same potty training method for your dog as you would use with a cat. Dogs do find it more comfortable to have a place that is clean and comfortable so they will be more likely to go there once trained! You should also consider that some dogs are picky about what they will and won’t eat. It is always best to buy treats that are healthy as well as tasty, especially if your dog already has health problems or allergies.


Good luck with potty training your dog!

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