Puppy Potty Schedules

Whether you work all day, all night, part time, or from home, there's a proposed schedule to satisfy you and your new puppy.

Keeping a puppy on a regular schedule not only makes things easier on the owners, but can also help speed up housetraining. Let's look at some suggested relief time schedules for puppies. These time frames are not written in stone. Always be flexible enough to adapt your potty and exercise times to satisfy both you and your new puppy. Select the scenario that most closely represents your situation for a list of suggested potty breaks.


Reprinted from
 House-training Your Dog © 2005. Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.

To find a sample full-day schedule for a new
puppy's meals, training sessions, and more, click here.


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angelskodiak   Saginaw, MI

12/22/2013 5:13:52 AM

I have two adopted puppies Loki who is a Great Dane mix he is 5 1/2 months old and Lady Sif who is a Pit Bull puppy she is about 14 weeks old. Loki is wonderful only one accident in the house and that was just after we got him. And Lady is doing beautiful just one accident too. Both of them go to the door and whine or bark to let us know they want to go out. Of course they both have regular potty breaks throughout the day. I should mention that both puppies have been adopted by me within the past 3 weeks. Loki was first he has been with us for 3 weeks now and Lady just came to live with us this past Tuesday.

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jennie   silver spring, Maryland

1/10/2013 5:16:29 PM

Do you still have CAV/CLUB ? I have been trying to find it on the Dog Channel

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skiw9748   Hartford, AL

11/30/2012 3:36:16 PM

My dog was easy to train for awhile he would have accidents, at 6 months he does real good, he'll go to the door and bark when he wants to go out !

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yola   brooklyn, New York

10/30/2012 10:22:52 PM

I have an 8 month old, male, toy pomeranian. He barks a lot that its stressing me out bc the neighbors started to complain. when i take him out he starts barking like crazy and the whole building can hear him, on he street hes the only thing being heard. At home when someone comes he barks his lungs out. It becoming very stressful, please help me. Ive tried everything besides the electric collar that shocks him when barking. thats the last resource but i dont want him to hurt.

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