Errorless Housetraining

03 August 2015


Your guide to gentle, errorless house training

Your puppy needs to be taught where to go to the toilet and the best way to do that is by rewarding positive behaviours and lots of management so your puppy doesn’t have the opportunity to make a mistake!

Learn to predict when your puppy will need to go out.

·      After eating

·      After sleeping

·      After playing

·      And at regular intervals in between! - Maybe every hour to half hour or even less!


When you take your puppy into the garden make it specifically to see if they need to relieve themselves. If they go to the toilet – gentle praise or click and treat.

If after a few minutes they don’t go. Bring them inside, supervise and then try again maybe 15 minutes later.

Keep playtime separate otherwise they may get distracted and quite often will come in to relieve themselves!

If that happens stay calm! Never reprimand for mistakes (it is up to us to teach them and sometimes WE don’t get it right!)

If you do tell them off or interrupt mid flow they may wait till you are not looking and go behind the sofa!

It takes Patience and Perseverance. Every dog is different so don’t compare.

Some dogs need time to mature physically before they can hold on and it can take a few weeks or even months before you can expect reliability

© Karen England2015

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I have been meaning to email you for ages to say how absolutely fantastic the classes you offer were. I have been scanning your website to see whether you were going to do the Bronze Kennel Club Award but nothing came up so I ended up doing it with a local club.... and shall I tell you something... your classes... your organisation.... the tasks you get the dogs to do.... your manner... not to mention other numerous qualities by far, and I mean by far supersedes what I have recently experienced. I honestly don't think I have learnt anything new in the last 8 weeks. Anyway Karen many thanks for everything you provided Tilly with in those sessions...they were just fab...thank you so much...please keep me informed should you be offering any other courses as I would be very interested.

Owner of Tilly a Chocolate Lab

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