It can be quite a challenge to potty train a puppy or a small dog. They have smaller bowels and bladders, yet have to process more food and water than larger dogs. As a result, they may need to eliminate more often—that means more responsibility for you. Those who support litterbox training, say that it virtually eliminates "accidents" because dogs are free to go to the bathroom anytime during the day as needed.
Keep in mind that dogs do not have the instinctive behaviour for using a litter box and burying their waste. While you may succeed with litter box training, you need to be aware of the risk: some litter box-trained dogs may continue to have accidents off and on for life. If possible, also train your young dog to eliminate outdoors on grass, sod, or other outdoor surfaces. Click here for tips on outdoor potty training.
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