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How to Toilet Train a Puppy in 7 Days (Step-by-step Guide)

This guide will teach you exactly how to toilet train a puppy in 7 days. Learn how and why to house train a dog and what tools you need in your effort.
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If you’re wondering how to toilet train a puppy in 7 days, then you are in the right place! In this extensive and detailed guide, we’ll show you some of the best ways to potty train a dog in just one week.

If you are tired of the constant cleaning up of your new puppies’ messes and want to finally enjoy your puppy, this is the guide for you

So let’s get started!

Why Seven Days to Potty Train a Puppy?

You are probably wondering why we chose to teach your puppy to toilet train in seven days. Well, after extensive research and consideration, we realized that seven days is the ideal amount of time for your puppy to get used to this new routine and learn how it works.

If you were trying to train your dog in two or three weeks, it would be too long for them to be able to retain what they’ve learned. Similarly, if you were trying to do so within an hour or two on the first day—or even just a few days—it would be way too fast-paced for them.

Dogs learn best by repetition over time; they need time between each repetition so that their brains can process what they’ve done right or wrong and adjust accordingly when necessary (which happens more often than not).

a Sample of a Daily house Training Schedule (hour by Hour)

sample of a daily house training schedule

In the next paragraph, you’ll find a sample schedule that you can use to start your puppy off on the right foot. You will want to adjust the schedule as he gets older, but this should give you an idea of how it works. You can always change the times if they don’t suit your routine.

This is a sample schedule that you can use to potty-train your puppy in seven days:

  • 2:00 am: Take your puppy outside to do its business
  • 5:00 am: Take your puppy outside to do its business
  • 6:00 am: Wake up, eat breakfast and feed your puppy
  • 7:00 am: Take your puppy outside to do its business
  • 8:00 am: Playtime! Roughhousing with toys, playing fetch or tug-of-war is great for bonding and exercise. As long as your dog is having fun, keep playing!
  • 9:00 am: Take your puppy outside to do its business
  • 10:00 am: Time for some more training or playtime!
  • 11:00 am: Feed your puppy and take him/her outside to do its business
  • 12:00 pm: Nap time! Your puppy will be tired after all the work we’ve put in today, so let him/her rest while you relax on the couch together.
  • 2:00 pm: A walk around the block will freshen everyone up! You, a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a dog walker come over to take your puppy outside.
  • 3:00 pm: Playtime!
  • 4:00 pm: Take your puppy outside again and reward him/her for going potty.
  • 5:00 pm: Nap time!
  • 7:00 pm: Feed your puppy and take him/her outside to do its business
  • 8:00 pm: Time for some more training or playtime!
  • 9:00 pm: Take your puppy outside again and reward him/her for going potty.
  • 11:00 pm: Take your puppy outside to do its business

How to House Train a Dog in Seven Days (step-by-step)

Now, how would you go about toilet training a puppy in one week? We’ll take a look at the process step-by-step.

Day 1: Setting up a potty Training Schedule

Toilet training a puppy is a process that requires patience, consistency, and persistence. In just seven days, you can potty train your puppy to use the toilet instead of going on the floor.

First things first: it’s important to set up a schedule for potty breaks so that your puppy knows when it’s okay to go out. Set up an hourly timetable where you take them outside every hour or half hour as needed.

Another essential step to potty training a puppy is to decide what method you want to use. There are several options out there, but I’ll focus on the two most common: crate training and paper training.

Crate Training

Crate training is the best way to potty-train a puppy because it teaches them that going outside is the only option for eliminating waste. It also allows you to keep your new puppy safe and secure while you’re away from home. The downside of crate training is that some puppies don’t like being confined in such a small space. If they have a bad experience with the crate, they may never want to go back in one again.

Paper Training

Paper training involves placing newspaper or pee pads over top of your puppy’s designated potty spot and rewarding them when they eliminate on paper instead of in other areas of your house or yard. This method works well for most dogs, but some may become confused if you don’t follow through with teaching them where their litter box should be located once they’re older (i.e., moving it from one room to another).

Day 2: Creating a Designated Potty Area

The second day of potty training a puppy is all about getting your puppy used to the idea of going outside. It’s also where you set up your designated potty area and start helping him learn that he should go there instead of inside the house.

Before you begin, take some time to think about where you want to put your dog’s designated toilet area. Ideally, this will be a safe space that has the following characteristics:

  • Safe from other animals or children who might try to make a mess with poop or pee (you may need to keep it on a leash for now).
  • Comfortably away from busy areas in case your dog doesn’t want anyone passing by while he relieves himself.
  • Easy for you both–you won’t have trouble walking over there or looking after him because it’s too far away from where most people hang out around the home/yard/etcetera).

Day 3: Positive Reinforcement Techniques

Day 3 is all about positive reinforcement. Your puppy will be learning that when she goes to the bathroom outside, there are treats in it for her! It’s important not to use negative reinforcement techniques like scolding or yelling at your puppy if she has an accident inside. Instead, give her a treat after taking her outside successfully and praising her for doing a good job.

This technique works best if you go out with your puppy after she wakes up from sleeping, before she goes to sleep (so she remembers what happened), and when the weather isn’t too hot (puppies don’t respond well to extreme temperatures).

Day 4: Dealing With Accidents

So, you’ve made it to day four and your puppy has yet to have an accident in the house. This is awesome! But accidents and mistakes happen, even for the most well-trained dogs.

Here are some tips to help you clean up after them:

  • Clean up promptly – if you wait too long, urine can dry and set into the carpet, making it harder to remove and leaving behind a stain or odor that may be difficult to get rid of later on. Try not to let any accident sit for more than 15 minutes before cleaning it up.
  • Use enzymatic cleaner – these cleaners break down organic matter such as urine faster than plain cleaners, so they’re ideal for spot-cleaning after your dog goes potty in the wrong place (or when he just sneezes).
  • Avoid using ammonia-based products – while effective at removing odors from tile floors and grout lines in bathrooms, they can actually create new odors when used on carpets because they tend not only remove but also neutralize smells instead of masking them like other types of cleaners do with their scent-masking agents (such as baking soda).
  • Use a shampooer – if you don’t have one already, consider investing in a carpet shampooer like Bissel Proheat Turbo (with Antibacterial Formula). It’s the easiest way to clean up after your pup (or any pet) has an accident on your carpet or upholstery. They are also good for cleaning everyday dirt and stains from carpets, so they last longer.

Day 5: Consistency Is Key

When potty-training a puppy, consistency is key. The puppy will quickly learn that eliminating in the right spot brings rewards (play time or treats), while going in the wrong place means no reward at all.

It’s important to remember that puppies learn quickly, but they also forget easily. If he/she has an accident in the house, don’t get angry or punish your puppy — just clean it up and start over again.

Here are some tips to help you toilet train your dog in 7 days:

  • Consistency is an important factor. You need to be consistent with your puppy’s feeding times, potty times and play times. If your dog is allowed to run around the house without any rules or boundaries, then she will not understand what is expected of her.
  • Crate training is another important aspect of potty training a puppy. Dogs naturally do not like to soil where they sleep, and a crate makes it easier for you to keep tabs on your pet while she’s sleeping or resting in her crate during the day while you’re away from home.
  • Choose one place at a time: don’t move around too much! Dogs get confused if they’re expected to go potty in different spots all over the house or yard because once they’re done relieving themselves in one spot, they may think it’s time again when they walk past another area that smells like urine from another animal or human who used it previously (and yes, dog urine smells just like human pee). So pick one spot at a time and stick with it until he gets used to using that location consistently before moving on
  • Before you leave for work or school, take your puppy outside and do what she has to do so that she knows where the door leads (and so she doesn’t have an accident while you are away).
  • After every meal, playtime and nap, take your puppy outside and do what she has to do so that she knows where the door leads (and so she doesn’t have an accident while you are away).

Day 6: Overcome The Common Obstacles of potty Training

Potty training a puppy can be challenging. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons people give up on raising a puppy.

If you’re having trouble potty training your dog, you’re not alone. Many dog owners face similar issues with their pets.

Here are some of the most common obstacles that often get in the way of potty training, and how to overcome them:

  1. Fear of the outdoors: Your puppy may be afraid to go outside for potty breaks because he’s unfamiliar with his new surroundings, or he may be afraid of being alone in a new place. You can overcome this by giving him plenty of time to explore his yard and sniff around before taking him out for walks or trips to the park.
  2. Lack of motivation: If your puppy isn’t motivated enough to go outside when he needs to go, try making it more fun for him by rewarding him with treats when he does his business outside or playing with him before taking him out for a walk.
  3. Not enough time or patience: If you don’t have enough time or patience to take your puppy outside every hour, it’s going to take longer for him to learn what he needs to do. So if you don’t have time for all of this (or just want a quick solution), you may want to consider taking online classes or getting a dog walker to take him out every day.
  4. Separation anxiety: If you leave your puppy alone too long (especially at home), he may become anxious and begin to soil into the house out of fear or stress. This can also be a sign that he needs more attention from family members.
  5. Fear of people: If your puppy is afraid of people, try taking him on walks in areas where there are fewer people, such as parks with trails rather than sidewalks along busy streets.
  6. Fear of other dogs: If your puppy is scared of other dogs, try taking him to a dog park or another environment where there are lots of friendly dogs.
  7. The puppy is not getting enough exercise: Puppies who are not getting enough exercise need to go out more frequently, which means you will have to take them out more often. If your puppy is young (less than 6 months old) and has no bladder control, then consider taking him out for short walks two or three times a day until he develops better bladder control.
  8. The weather: On very hot days, try taking your puppy for a walk in the morning (before it gets too hot) or at night. If you live in a cold climate, consider bringing your puppy inside for short periods during the day to keep him warm and safe from harm.

Day 7: Graduating to More Freedom

As you move into the seventh day, it’s time to start introducing them to more freedom. This means that they can have access to more rooms in your house, but still, you should keep them under supervision until they have fully mastered their potty training.

A good way to gradually increase your pup’s freedom is by allowing them to access a little bit more each day.

For example: let them spend an hour in the bathroom on Day 7, then two hours the next day, and so on until they are spending all of their time in that room without accidents!

Make sure that when you’re introducing new areas of your home or giving more freedom away from where they sleep, bring along some poop bags just in case there’s an accident (and there will be!).

Also, remember how important it was for us humans when we were learning how to use our toilet?

Well for puppies too—it helps if we give praise right after doing their business outside so they know what behavior was just rewarded with praise!

Equipment for house Training Your Puppy in a Week

What to buy for a new puppy (21 new puppy essentials checklist)

You may already have most of these items at home, or you may need to purchase some new equipment. Here’s what you’ll need:

1. Potty Training Puppy Kit

Potty training your puppy can be made much easier with this Frisco kit, which includes the basic equipment you need to start potty training! If you are looking for individual products of high quality and flexibility—with excellent brands as well as outstanding performance in reputation and sales numbers—we recommend choosing from the items below.

2. Crate

The crate will be your best friend when potty training your puppy. It’s important to have the crate ready before bringing home your new furry friend, so you can start using it from day one. The crate should be large enough for your dog to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably. Most crates come with a divider that allows you to adjust the length as your puppy grows. Once your pup has learned how to go potty outside, you can remove the divider so he has more room to play in his cage.

3. Puppy Crate Bed

Your puppy will love this comfy crate bed that’s designed just for them! It’s soft enough for them to sleep on, but tough enough that they won’t chew it up during their teething phase!

4. Puppy Crate Kit Upgrade (cozy and Comfortable)

Crate covers help your puppy feel more secure and comfortable in his crate. They are available in many colors and patterns.

5. Food and Water Bowls

Food bowls should be sturdy enough so that they cannot be tipped over easily by your puppy while eating or drinking from them, because puppies will try to tip over anything if they want something bad enough (especially if food is involved!).

6. Leash and collar

A leash and collar are another essential piece of equipment for potty training a puppy in 7 days. If you’re using them outside, they’ll help keep him safe while you’re supervising him on walks around the neighborhood. If you’re using them inside, they’ll help with basic commands like “sit” and “stay.”

7. Poop Bags

Poop bags are essential for picking up after your puppy on walks and when he does his business indoors (as long as you’re using an enzymatic cleaner for potty training).

8. Kitchen Paper Towels

Many rolls of kitchen paper towels (or something similar). This is handy for cleaning up accidents and wiping paws after outdoor playtime

9. Enzymatic Cleaner

Enzymatic cleaners destroy bacteria and other germs that cause odors. You’ll need them if you want to use the potty training method that involves confining the puppy to one room while you clean it thoroughly every day. Make sure you have plenty of cleaning supplies on hand so that accidents don’t get out of hand!

10. Dog Containment System

This dog containment system makes it easy for you to keep your pup safe at home while you’re gone all day. It’s also great for keeping them away from things they shouldn’t be chewing on, like wires!

11. Puppy Training Pads

These are great for inside the crate because they help keep things clean and contain odor until you can take your puppy outside. You don’t need many pee pads because they dry out quickly and don’t get dirty like newspapers do (which means less work for you!). I recommend using these puppy pads.

12. Pad Holder With Tray

This is a must if you want to be able to potty train your dog indoors. The dog pad holder has clips that hold the pads in place on the floor, which means that once you’ve placed them down, they won’t move around or get dirty by accident. The holders are made from plastic and metal, so they’re also very sturdy and long lasting.

Concepts You Need to Know to Potty-train Your Puppy Successfully in Seven Days

Toilet training a puppy in seven days is possible with a little knowledge and consistency. Here are some core concepts that will help you succeed:

  • Don’t put pressure on yourself. It’s okay if your puppy doesn’t get it immediately. It’s better to take it step-by-step and be patient than to rush the training process and risk having to start over.
  • Focus on one thing at a time. You should only focus on one thing at a time. For example, if you’re trying to potty train your puppy, don’t also try and teach him how to walk on a leash or sit and stay until he’s mastered going potty outside. Keep it simple!
  • Make sure your puppy has plenty of opportunities to go potty every day. Puppies need to go potty about every two hours — even more often when they’re young! So make sure your puppy has plenty of chances to go outside during the day so he can learn what his body is telling him (and so you don’t have accidents inside).
  • After each meal and playtime, take your pup outside for potty breaks (even if he doesn’t need to go). This helps him get used to going out on command as well as associating going outside with fun things like playing with his toys or eating dinner with his family!
  • Toilet training your puppy is not a one-time thing. It requires daily commitment, time, and effort.
  • Puppies learn through repetition, so the more times they go in the right place, the faster they’ll learn what’s expected of them.
  • The key to short-term success is consistency. You must be consistent with your puppy and maintain the same schedule every day for seven days straight.
  • If you’re inconsistent with your puppy’s training and feeding schedule for any reason after this initial period, there will also be setbacks in progress made during those days of inconsistency

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Toilet Train a Puppy in 7 Days

equipment and supplies for toilet training a puppy in one week -

It depends on the size of your puppy and how often you feed her, but it’s generally safe to say that most dogs can hold their pee for about 3-4 hours. For example, if you feed your puppy at 7 AM, he should be able to last until 11 AM without having an accident.

The best way to stop your puppy from peeing and pooping in the house is by making sure that he has plenty of opportunities to go outside. You should take your puppy out every hour or so during the day, and at least once during the night. If you don’t have a yard for him to use, it’s also important that you invest in an indoor potty for him so he can relieve himself there when necessary.

Accidents are part of the process. Don’t put pressure on yourself or your puppy by thinking that he should be perfect all the time. Just remember that accidents are just a sign that you need to work more diligently on getting him trained!

You may need to spend extra time training your puppy so that you can build a relationship of trust and respect with each other. This will make it easier for both of you when it comes time for him to learn new things like potty training and obedience training skills.

It depends on the age of your puppy and how quickly they are able to pick up on the process. Most puppies will be fully trained within 7 days. However, some puppies take longer, so don’t worry if you feel like you’re taking longer than expected.

Puppies and dogs are naturally clean animals and don’t like dirtying their own living space (your house). Toilet training helps keep your home clean and smelling fresh, which is important for everyone’s comfort and happiness. It also helps prevent accidents from happening when you aren’t watching your puppy closely, for example when you’re asleep or out at work all day.

You can start as soon as you bring your puppy home from the breeder or shelter, however it’s best to wait until they’re at least 6-8 weeks old before starting the process so they have more control over their bowels and bladder muscles (muscles that hold in pee and poo).

The process of toilet training an adult dog is a little more difficult, because they are fully grown and have already formed habits that might be hard to break. However it’s still possible if you’re patient, consistent and willing to put in the time required.

It is recommended that your puppy have access to fresh clean water at all times. You can measure how much water your puppy drinks by using a graduated dog bowl that has measurements in ounces or milliliters on the side of the bowl. This will help determine how much fluid intake your dog needs daily.

The amount of water a puppy needs depends on its size, age, metabolism and activity level. Most puppies can’t tell you when they are thirsty or thirsty enough. It is important to watch your puppy’s water consumption so you know when they need more water.

The first thing to do is to make sure that there are no medical issues. If your puppy is sick or old, he may be urinating more than usual, or even in inappropriate places. Check with your vet if you’re concerned about this.

If it’s not a medical issue, then there are a few things to consider.

Puppies are just learning where to go potty and often don’t have a full understanding of the concept of “outside”. So sometimes they’ll accidentally pee in the house while they’re still learning.

Young puppies also have very small bladders, so they need to go out more often than adult dogs do (which means less time for them to get into trouble).

Finally, puppies tend to get overstimulated when they’re playing with other dogs or people, so they can sometimes forget where they’re supposed to go potty if they get too excited.

In order to know if your puppy is fully house-trained, you need to know what signs to look for.

The first sign is your puppy will no longer go in the house. This is not always the case, as some puppies will continue to have accidents in the house until they are around 12 weeks old.

The second sign is that when you take them outside, they do their business within a minute or two.

The third sign is that they don’t whine or cry when they need to go out. A puppy who is not yet fully potty trained will cry and whine when they need to go out, even if they have just been outside minutes ago.

Lastly, a puppy who has been fully potty trained will normally not run in circles before going outside as this indicates that they are holding it in and waiting for you to take them out.

If your puppy displays any of these signs then it’s safe to say that they are fully potty trained but keep an eye on them because accidents can still happen!

Final Thoughts

How to House Train a Dog in Seven Days

Hopefully, by now you have a better idea of how to toilet train a puppy. Again, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to toilet training a dog or puppy. You may have to try multiple things until you arrive at what works best for your dog.

It is possible to toilet train a puppy in seven days, however. It takes dedication, persistence, and patience—but the results are well worth it!

Toilet training is a necessary part of raising any puppy, but it doesn’t always go smoothly. This program walks you through all the steps of toilet training and gives you the knowledge you need to help your puppy become successful.

Good luck!

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Housam Ayouni
Housam Ayouni

I am a professional in the field of canine behavior and care with many years of experience. Through my dog blog, which has reached over one million dog owners, I offer practical tips and guidance to support dog owners in creating strong, positive relationships with their pets and promoting the well-being and happiness of all dogs. My goal is to help dog owners create a harmonious and fulfilling life with their furry companions.

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