Many of my clients will contact me for help with toilet training their new puppy. If you have purchased a puppy from a reputable breeder, your pup should already be house trained by the time you collect at around 8 weeks old. The breeder should then provide you with a routine so that you are able to maintain the house training schedule in your own home, minimising any accidents.

You can see details of an example primary puppy routine below, which is used from 4-6 weeks of age to implement house training and weaning. Please always supervise your puppies when in the garden. If you don't have a safe, enclosed, private garden, you shouldn't be breeding dogs.

7am out to toilet in garden with Mum for 15 minutes

715am food and play 15 mins

730am sleep in whelping box without Mum (Mum break)

9am out to toilet in garden with Mum for 15 mins

915am food and play 15mins

930am sleep in whelping box with Mum

11am out to toilet with Mum

1115am food and play

1130am sleep in whelping box (mum break)

 

1pm out to toilet with mum and dad (or similar)

115pm play and food

130pm Sleep in whelping box with mum

3pm out to toilet with mum and dad

315pm food and play

330pm sleep in whelping box (mum break)

5pm out to toilet with mum and dad

515pm food and play

530pm sleep in whelping box with mum

 

7pm out toilet with mum

715pm cuddles and food

730pm sleep in whelping box (mum break)

9pm out to toilet with mum

915pm playtime

930pm sleep on humans

11pm out to toilet

1115pm bedtime with mum

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