Jenni - 289029 10/13/2013 7:38:37 AM My family has never had issues with potty training. Plain and simple, when you have a new puppy, take him/her out at least every 2 hours. Even if they don't look like they need to go. Even in the middle of the night. If you give them enough potty breaks at a young age they learn quickly where they are supposed to do their business. Of course, accidents do happen, but given plenty of opportunity and lots of praise when they go in the right spot, accidents will be kept to a minimum and the training will be quick. If puppy won't poop, but then does as soon as he's back in the house, try a little more play time outside before coming in. Play seems to help encourage bowel movements and gives them more time to realize that they need to pee.