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If you choose to paper train your puppy or
dog in an attempt to house train them, there are a few methods that
work well. First, pick one room where your puppy will be and
cover the entire floor with newspaper. Doing this, your puppy
will only be able to go on the paper and will soon prefer to do
After a few days or a week, remove a small area of the newspaper
uncovering some of the floor. If puppy has an accident off of the
paper, recover the floor again for a few days and then try again.
If most of the floor is covered and your puppy chooses the area that
isn’t, he or she needs some more time to get used to going on the
newspaper. If puppy doesn’t have an accident off of the
paper for a few days you can uncover some more.
You do this papertraining a little at a time until only a small area,
relative to your dog’s size, remains. You may want to have
your puppy using the paper for life, otherwise only keep newspaper down
until the dog is able to hold it for six hours or so at a
time—something that happens at around 6-8 months, depending on
your dog. Until this happens, keep one room that is dog proofed so that
mistakes don’t spread throughout the home.
Remember to give your dog plenty of opportunities to go throughout the
day until they are 8 months to a year old. Then, they will have
developed a schedule of some sort and are able to control themselves
for much longer. Even then, however, don’t expect a dog to
hold it for more than six to eight hours.
An alternative to using paper training indoors, you could use a great
training tool for clean, indoor use like the WizDog. This is a
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