This can be a little frustrating if not done correctly. You need to start paper training the puppy as soon as you bring him or her home. Place the paper somewhere close to a door that the puppy will eventually go out when they learn to relieve themselves outside.
You will need to place the puppy on the paper when you think it is time to potty. This should be done quite often so that the puppy realizes that this where they should go to the bathroom.
It is best to use about three pieces of paper to start. As the puppy becomes accustomed to going on the paper, you will eventually start taking away a piece of paper while moving it closer to the outside door.
Keep in mind that taking the dog outside is also recommended when paper training. The paper is for times when you cannot get to the puppy and take him or her outside. As you move the paper closer to the door and take a piece away until you are down to just one piece, you should move the paper outdoors.
The puppy should have learned where to go and will ask to go out the door to reach the paper. When the puppy has accomplished asking to go outside for the paper, you can then take the paper away and allow the puppy to use the yard to relieve him or herself.
There are some downsides to paper training that you must be aware of before starting. If you lay a piece of paper down anywhere in the house, chances are that the puppy is going to use this to relieve him or herself.
Potty training puppies to use a newspaper has its upsides, but you do have to be careful not to leave paper on the floor anywhere else in the house. If the puppy is a fast learner, this process should only take a month or so. Some dogs however will need longer.
You have to have patience when potty training a puppy with paper.
Potty training puppies with paper can be easier on people who have busy schedules, but you will have to change the soiled paper many times a day. This is important when potty training a puppy.
If you have a puppy that pees a lot, you may want to use plastic under the newspaper so it does not soak through to the floor. You can also place the newspaper on a vinyl floor so that it is easier to clean after every paper change.
You should take the shortest amount of time to paper train a puppy, but do not rush the puppy when you are moving the paper closer to the door.
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