The more effort you put in in the beginning, the easier the process. Start the potty training process from day one. Puppies will naturally pee where they've peed before, so try to avoid that first wee in the house.

You could crate train your puppy and therefore make progress within a few weeks or do the puppy pad or newspaper method until he's older and can wait until you get home.

Establish toilet area. Restrict puppy to a small area of your home and ideally one with washable floors. Ensure puppy is encouraged to use the outdoor area after waking, after eating, playtime and anytime you think his bladder might be full. Monitor how often they wee. Maybe every 30 mins, so around 20 mins, make sure he's outside. Set an alarm.

You can praise him with a treat each time so that he recognises peeing outside and in the inside designated area is a good thing.

Don't assume it can be a quick lesson. A dog is never fully house trained until he can comfortably wait several hours between wees - usually around six months.

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