Your Dog Potty Training Questions – 5 FAQs

Dog Potty Training Questions
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Are you ready for some dog potty training questions? Well, check out some of the things that most dog owners have on their checklist! We’ll go into detail on each of these problems below in future posts so make sure to stay tuned to this page or our blog!

Dog Only Goes on Potty Pad – Potty Training Question

We’ve had a couple of owners say that they started out using potty pads to train their dogs to go potty. Now, potty pad training is a great way to start. This is especially true if you have to be gone from your house for long periods of time. Because you wouldn’t be able to take your dog out, at least they have a place to go that isn’t the carpet.

However, these owners told us that their dog’s wouldn’t stop going on the pads. In fact, they would ONLY go on the pads and wouldn’t go outside in the grass or gravel.

Here’s what we recommended in that situation:

  • Make sure to set a spot that you want your dog to go potty outside.
  • Take the potty pad and bring it outside where you want your dog to go potty.
  • Set it down and wait until your dog goes potty (this could take a little while the first few times).
  • Once your dog has gone potty many times on the pad outside, cut 1/3 of it off.
  • Now you have 2/3 of a potty pad that you’re bringing with you outside to go potty.
  • If your dog keeps going outside, slowly keep cutting the pad smaller and smaller until there is almost nothing left (maybe a 1 inch square)
  • Now, take the potty pad away completely


We’ll go in detail on this question in a future post but that is a basic overview!

Dog is Going Potty All Over The House

Now, if your dog is going potty all over the house, you’ve got some work to do. Good new is, it can only get better! Below are some resources that I would check out!

Each of these will help you get started answering all of your dog potty training questions.

We’ll do another post in a few days on how each of these training methods can help you if your dog is going potty all over the house. Stay tuned!

Dog is Peeing Over and Over in The Same Spot

This one is usually a pretty easy fix. On one hand, at least your dog isn’t stinking up the ENTIRE house. But, on the other hand, your dog is still “going” inside. Neither is ideal.

So, what do you do? Well, the easy answer here is to just make sure that you’re cleaning up their potty messes effectively. Many times, even though it may seem like you deeply cleaned the mess, there are leftover smells that your dog notices. Because they can smell their potty mess still, they think that it’s okay to keep going there.

Here’s what you can do. Get yourself a good household cleaner that specifically treats pet potty messes. Read this article on which ones we recommend: “Clean Your Potty Messes Properly”.

Full Reign of The House – It’s a Mess!

In this case, you want to make sure you’re not giving your dog access to the full house too early. Potty training is a step-by-step process that takes a little bit of time.

You want to be sure that your dog is comfortable with your home before you give them the freedom to roam by themselves. And, what I mean by your dog being comfortable is that your dog feels like the house is their house too. Because, dogs won’t go potty in a place that feels like their home, unless they absolutely have to.

Take a look at “The Best Ways to Potty Train a Dog Now”. This will give you a good start to answering your dog potty training questions.

Peeing in Their Crate – Potty Training Question

Now, this dog potty training question is a tougher one. Usually, the reason behind this problem is one of the following:

  • You Aren’t Taking Your Dog Out Enough. See “Dog Potty Training Schedule Keeps Training on Track”.
  • Your Dog or Puppy Was Previously Locked Away or Abused. We recommend that you see a professional trainer or vet in your area for this one.
  • Your dog isn’t comfortable with their crate. Try to put some stuff in there that they like to hang out with!

We’ll have more on this in a later post so stay tuned!

Final Thoughts on Dog Potty Training Questions

Finally, we have reached the end of our post. We wanted to just leave you with some final thoughts. For this post, I just want to emphasize that if you don’t ask questions, you don’t get answers. Make sure you’re always asking dog potty training questions throughout your training process. If there was something that you had a question on that you didn’t see here, please let us know!

Dog Potty Training Questions
What’s Next?

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Until my next post, I’d love to hear about what your biggest question about potty training is! Please either send me an email or leave a comment below! I’ll be happy to get back to your question directly, in a future post or even in a brand new video! Thanks for reading and make sure to come back to this page periodically to see all of the new updates that we will add here for you all.

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Kevin Larrivee

Kevin Larrivee

Kevin is a life-long dog lover who loves sharing his dog training experience with others. Kevin finds the most excitement in answering questions that average dog owners have, especially if he doesn't know the answer! Continuous learning is what it is all about!

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