How to house train your dog

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So you’ve just brought home a new little fur baby – how exciting! For new dog parents, learning to house train your dog may seem daunting, so we’re sharing step-by-step tips on how to help them succeed.

House training your dog

When bringing your new pup home, one of the first things you will want to do is house train them. The simplest – and cleanest! – way to train them is to be proactive.  By supervising your dog and watching for signs that they may have to do their business, you can prevent accidents from occurring.

Watch the following video for helpful tips and a step-by-step guide to house training your puppy.

More on training

According to the Canadian Kennel Club, training and basic manners are crucial to building a bond between you and your furry companion. Good communication skills are at the base of any healthy relationship, including that with your dog.

In training, communication means helping your dog understand what is expected of them, what behaviours you would like them to repeat, and what behaviours you would rather avoid. Visit for training and behaviour modification tips.

Adopting a dog

Adopting a dog can be a very rewarding and positive experience. However, it is also a big responsibility. When you bring a dog into your life, you need to be prepared for the commitment, along with the benefits.

Bringing a new puppy home? Read our blog on the top 10 “must knows” for new puppy parents.

You may also find this blog helpful on tips for your first week home with your newly adopted pet.