House training is a very important part of every puppy's life. After about 10 weeks of age you can see that your pup begins to understand and pay attention to you, that's when you'd want to begin the house training process.
The first thing you need to do, even before the puppy comes home, is to establish goals and ground rules for the puppy's behavior. These can include training the dog to go outside to eliminate, not to sit on the furniture, not to bite and more. Remember, training is a process that takes time. Your puppy will learn everything if you give it time and patience.
House training your puppy can be very easy as the pup can be trained to react to a conditioned stimulus in a specific manner – it can be taught to eliminate, when you use a specific word and go to a specific location. Repeated behavior can also be positively reinforced as you should be using food treats and praise as rewards to reinforce elimination at the appropriate time and place. Like us, dogs are creatures of habit and they will return to their usual assigned spot whenever it is necessary.
To help your puppy, set up a regular schedule for sleeping and eating, followed by a stroll outside, as follows: a walk first thing in the morning, immediately after eating a meal and before you go to bed.
Use a phrase regularly such as “Go Pish pad” to alert your puppy to go to a bathroom at the right time and place. Use verbal commands such as “SIT” or “UP” to control their behavior.
Do not expect too much, age and puppy history also plays an important role in a puppy development during house training a puppy.
If your puppy makes a mistake, it’s not their fault and it is a part of the process. Don't punish your pup and don't get frustrated, with a little perseverance, consistency and a good attitude you will see results in no time.